Webcam Theremin

This is a MAX/MSP tryout patch to experiment with direct human/machine interaction:

1. Controlling the frequency of a synthesizer and
2. Modifying samples with filters and delays
both kinestheticly via the webcam of the computer.

The basis of this patch is the jit.3m object that decodes video into numbers, which can be the frequency of an oscillator or the gain of an effect.

In this video I documented two patches representing the two big schools in electronic music – whether to produce electronic music synthetically or to modify sounds with electronic devices.

 

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