Los Angeles-based startup, Precision Music Technology, announces the launch of their revolutionary gestural music control software: Leviathan – a $49 app made exclusively for the Myo armband from Thalmic Labs.
For the first time ever, control your favorite music software and analog synthesizers using gestures and motion. Perform chords, bass lines, sequences, and entire songs with the flick of your hand. Take powerful and detailed control of multiple effects with dynamic gestures. For use in both the home studio and on the festival stage – Leviathan is the ultimate performance tool – a true evolution in the way music is performed.
Leviathan uses both MIDI and OSC to interface with any Digital Audio Workstation, plugins or standalone music software. The Myo armband – sold separately at www.myo.com for $199 – gives you the power to control your DAW, plugins and hardware controllers with your hands, touch-free. The Myo senses gesture and motion control to seamlessly interpret what your hands and fingers are doing, and transmits that information over Bluetooth.
Without relying on cameras to function, the Myo stands apart from other gadgets, allowing the user to stay in control far across the room or stage. Within seconds of wearing Myo, you can begin controlling parameters in your DAW. Artists such as Armin van Buuren have already begun pioneering gesture control on stage using custom Myo integrations, and now for the first time ever, this technology is available to everyone.
Armin says “I always love to involve new ideas into my show. Crowd interaction is absolutely key to me and the Myo helps me with this.” Suitable for performers and producers alike who are seeking to innovate and inspire their music creation and live performances.
“We see gesture control as the wild new frontier for music. That very first time, when you tweak the sound of a virtual instrument with just the shape of your hand – it’s just an extraordinary moment – a feeling that this will change things,” explains Cyrus Reynolds, co-founder and CEO of Precision Music Technology.