Happy to announce the release of our second Mazetools app: Mutant – Multiperspective Music. Mutant is a space to experiment with sound and explore music from different perspectives. It’s available for iOS, Android and Windows (Steam).
Wisp Kollektiv and Mazetools organized together a two days workshop program in the field of 3D Audio, VVVV, generative audio in Unity and the development of Mazetools. Special thanks to the Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig, who supported this event.
Presenting Mazetools Mutant prototype at Dok Fest Leipzig, meeting nice people and have interesting conversation till the night. Special thanks to Lars Rummel and Brigid O’Shea. See you next year again!
The network for social innovation invited us for an artistic Intervention. Afterwards we reported on the Idea to the implementation of Mazetools. This was followed by a short workshop and all guests were invited to try the tool. More information at Kompetenzzentrum Soziale Innovation Sachsen-Anhalt.
Yesterday our interactive radioplay “OMYK – A SPACE ODYSSEY” has been awarded in the cathegory “Acoustic Stories” at Sound Cinema Düsseldorf. We created it using Mazetools Soniface and Kinect motion tracking. Thank you for this awesome award and this wonderful evening!
After 5 years we came back to the Ircam institute and had the plesure to talk about our latest motion tracking developments in Soniface. We had the pleasure to meet the head of Gestruments Jesper Nordin as well as David Glück with his experimental 20 cubes project.
After a long time we’re very happy to announce the 2.0 update! Beside huge improvements and new functions, it contains the possibility to combine motion capture technology ty synthesizers, drums, samples and effects.
Another great feature is the new Visual Interface to connect at least 3 projectors with different channels (if your hardware allows). Further the Sound, Sampler and the Rhythm Interfaces have been improved fundamentally with new sound effects (Low-Pass resonance filter, Echo, Feedback/ Distortion, Chorus and a High-Pass Filter) and a sample now can be linked to the Grid and played in this way. Thanks to Akihiro Komori Soniface now includes Ableton Link to synchronize musical tempo.
A new main feature is motion tracking: Body-Tracking controllers (tested with Kinect V1/V2 and Intel Real Sense) can be connected directly to effects & parameters of synths, drums and samples. It is also possible to trigger drums or samples by special impulse gestures. The motion tracking is also related to the 3D figure of the Visual Interface. The support of the Leap Motion Controller has been implemented as well. The new interface can be accessed via the Automation Interface and allows to control effects and parameters with hand movements (like with Midi Input).
Presentation of the motion tracking features of the upcoming version Mazetools Soniface 2.x update. Stephan Kloss did show some basics, how to connect parameters of music and sound to body movements.
In cooperation with the association App2Music Germany, the Heinrich Heine School and the theater Halle Jakob Gruhl is doing workshops which focus on music apps. The children will be introduced to make sounds, rhythms and music with mobile devices as well as recording methods. The main topic is about mobbing and the affect of social media to the human relations and communication.
A workshop with the visual music app Soniface took place in Leipzig’s VARY record store during the Ostlichter festival. Everyone was given the opportunity to get to know the app and to create soundscapes, rhythms and beats.