Composición Colectiva IV: Plaga Electroacústica ​[Collective Composition IV: Electroacoustic Infestation]

    Composición Colectiva IV: Plaga Electroacústica

    ​Interactive Sound Installation using 3D video tracking (Microsoft’s Kinect), two-dimensional ambisonics sound spatialization (IRCAM’s spat~), real-time processing, and Max MSP patch. Mystic and alien sounding insects fly around passers by, with the goal of protecting a sonic nest. Walkers find themselves threatened and interacting with them. Be aware! and enjoy composing music while playing.

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    • Snickers
      Jun 11 2019 | 5:28 am
      Awesome stuff! can you tell me which model of Microsoft’s Kinect are you using exactly?
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      Nico Arnáez
      Jun 11 2019 | 5:49 pm
      Thanks Snickers! This project (and all the others on my profile) were made with the old 1414, the one they called "Kinect for Xbox 360". I think it was the first model they released? 2010 I believe. It came with a USB and a power AC adapter, quite convenient :)
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      Jun 11 2019 | 9:09 pm
      Thanks Nico, that's so cool! I believe that is the model that I have managed to get my hands on but I have struggled to find a way to use it on my current computer (2018 MBP). Do you mind telling me the names of some, if not all, the kinect specific software/externals you used to interface with max?
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      Nico Arnáez
      Jun 12 2019 | 12:55 am
      No problem. I have to say it was long ago and I haven't try to run these patches since then. I remember it wasn't easy to get it working. Basically you have to install Processing which is in charge of decoding all the Kinect data (by using a combination of OpenNi sources and Lisusb), and then it sends it to Max through OSC, I have a MBP 2012 then. Yes, you'd need to change some things in the operative system which is not fun. I took a lot (if not any) form this blog: Anyhow, I sort of remember it works just for OSX 10.8? maybe.... Not sure if this will help you, but may give you some hints and new links to discover.