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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  | person_outline Invisiblesupermonkey

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.

What is the software he's controlling?

July 20, 2012  | person_outline Will

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

July 20, 2012  | person_outline Chezzdog

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

July 21, 2012  | person_outline Invisiblesupermonkey

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


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