Tuesday, November 29, 2005

The Virtual Air Guitar project

According to an article in New Scientist:

"Aspiring rock gods can at last create their own guitar solos - without ever having to pick up a real instrument, thanks to a group of Finnish computer science students.

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."

Dang, maybe I need to get one of these!

Click HERE for the whole article.


At Tuesday, November 29, 2005 10:32:00 PM, Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Oh, good grief. :-) It figures Finns would come up with this! Mr. Stapers is a Finn, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they are very gadgety, innovative weirdos.


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