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GyrOSC Hard Drive Mod

Yesterday we saw a couple of apps that make use of iPhone gyroscopes. Today I bring you a similar one that uses OSC (Open Sound Control) over WiFi, from the developer of TC-11.

Wirelessly control your OSC capable audio or video app by moving and tilting your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

Wirelessly send:
• Gyroscope {pitch, roll, yaw}
• Accelerometer {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}
• Compass {magnetic heading}
• GPS {latitude, longitude, altitude, course, speed, time}
• Quaternion {w, x, y, z}
• Rotation matrix {m1 ... m16}
• Rotation rate {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}
• Gravity {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}
• Magnetic field {x-axis, y-axis, z-axis}

Buy GyrOSC on iTunes: $0.99

All that is nice for motion-based instrument control, but here is an excellent example of it in use! The developer, Bit Shape, has turned an old hard drive into a DJ platter.

Reuse, Recycle, Remix!

Reader Comments (6)

That is amazing. An involuntary "hell no he didn't" slipped out. Luckily nobody in my household heard it or the mocking would have been intense.

July 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInvisiblesupermonkey

I know, I've watched it 3 times now! It looks like a sloppy mess when he is taking everything apart, but the result he is getting is so amazingly smooth sounding! What a great idea. If I had some old iPods lying around (I have plenty of old hard drives!) this would by my weekend project to make some kind of DIY 4-deck Traktor controller.

July 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb

What is the software he's controlling?

July 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Watch all you want... This ain't music.....

July 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChezzdog

Lol true, but you cannot deny how cool it looks as a means of controlling music

July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInvisiblesupermonkey

I asked Kevin about the software, Will. It is a Pd (Puredata) patch, which he shared with me. You can download it here.

July 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb
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