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Play a grand piano with a Kinect

  • Jun 16, 2022
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For those who love technology, piano music, live performance and have a serious geek soul, this post is for you ! A composer named Benjamin Martinson had the good idea to mix these concepts by connecting a Microsoft Kinect camera with a silent grand piano equipped with motorized hammers. The result is interesting. When Benjamin moves his hands in fronts of the Kinect, this results as a key played on the piano, allowing the piano and the pianist to be disconnected. How it does work? The native system of the Kinect detects the movement of the player, these movements are then translated into a MIDI signal that plays the piano (lot of silent piano models are designed to play automatically by receiving a MIDI signal).

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Maria Lebsack By, Maria Lebsack
Maria Lebsack is a gifted Music Producer with seven years of building fantastic sound tapestries and taking artists to the next level. Inspiration and motivation, coaxing the best performances out of artists and delivering a tight finished product. In 2006, He studied in Driscoll School of Music and graduated in Bachelor of science: Music Engineering LA, England. He worked as assistant Music Producer with Behemoth Records in business Minor. He has not only strong knowledge of movie scores, musical instruments, but he also has experience with theatrical, industrial and concert touring. He likes playing guitar, piano and drum set. He wants to share his reviews to everyone choosing one of favorite musical instruments.
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