Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Virtual Air Guitar

Makes real noise; virtually! A friend sent me a link to this, and then I saw it on the local news last night (nothing like good video and a silly story to get you on the local news!)

The really nice thing about this is that you probably don't have to tune it.

The Virtual Air Guitar project, developed at the Helsinki University of Technology, adds genuine electric guitar sounds to the passionately played air guitar.

Using a computer to monitor the hand movements of a "player", the system adds riffs and licks to match frantic mid-air finger work. By responding instantly to a wide variety of gestures it promises to turn even the least musically gifted air guitarist to a virtual fret board virtuoso.

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