The AUUG Motion Synth is a hardware/app combination that transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a powerful motion- and touch-based musical instrument. It allows first-time musicians to enjoy an expressive experience of playing music within minutes rather than months of practice time, and provides professional musicians with a deeper level of interaction with their sounds and connection with their audience.
This video shows a variety of possible musical applications for the AUUG Motion Synth, and then provides an introduction to the overall concept and setup.
VIDEO MUSICIANS AND CONTENT:
Samuel David Graeme [holyeucharistline.com]: (0.16 to 0.21 mins) 'Animoog' synth app running on same device.
Sonia Vaikyl: (0.22 to 0.33 mins) 'Magellan Jnr' synth app running on same device.
Video sample: The 'video scrub' demonstration (0.34 to 1.01 mins) by Joshua Young uses a 2 second clip of Evalena Marie [evalenamarie.com] from the independent feature film 'Visionary' [facebook.com/visionarymovie] directed by Ben Proulx.
Eesha Hunjon [youtube.com/channel/UCzatgvFHc7_coVeH2Tq1Klw]: (1.02 to 1.15 mins) 'Audiobus' app (hosting Harmony Voice and Garageband apps) running on same device, with mic input via iRig Pre.
Becki Whitton [facebook.com/aphirism]: (1.16 to 1.31 mins) 'Audiobus' app (hosting Magellan Jnr app) running on same device, with mic input via iRig Pre.
Adam Cook [themonotremesau.bandcamp.com]: (1.46 to 2.03 mins) Nord Stage 2 keyboard, with MIDI input via iRig MIDI.
Joshua Young [auug.com]: (0.00 to 0.15 mins) 'Animoog' synth app running on same device; (0.34 to 1.01 mins) AUUG 'video scrub' software running on laptop; (1.32 to 1.45 mins) Voice Live Touch 2, with MIDI input via iRig MIDI. The backing track (0.00 to 2.03 mins) each musician composed and performed their parts to and the motion-reactive visuals were also created by Joshua Young.
PROCESS: The video musicians used the backing track as a basis to compose their own parts and performed them live during filming, while simultaneously controlling the motion-reactive visuals behind them (via Wi-Fi MIDI messages sent from the AUUG Motion Synth to laptop software and back-projected onto the screen behind them). Their estimated practice times can be found at auug.com/musician-composition-and-practice-time.
Introduction soundtrack: The second half of the video (2.12 to 4.17 mins) includes looped sections of 'Silver Wheel' (from the 'Solar Driftwood' album) by Australian band Cracked Actor crackedactor.com.au.