shoe bending…

19. April 2010 BNCKD

if you know how, you can bend almost everything to a working midi controller…
this here was realized with ableton´s max for live - some good looking audible and nice stuff from japan and according to the original site, absolutely real and not a fake.
well, nike´s always been pretty keen on innovative commercials..enough talkin, let´s watch this..

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“Lovers of experimental sound art will immediately recognize one of the Shoe-Js: it’s Daito Manabe, a bleeding-edge sound artist and alternative interface guru with a background in turntablism. I spoke to Daito, and convinced him to share the software that makes the project tick. Daito says he used flex sensors (see examples) and accelerometers to make the shoes interactive. He then processed the control signal and converted it to sound using the modular visual programming environment Max/MSP and Ableton’s Max for Live. (For another example and other resources, you can check out the article I wrote for Make Magazine issue 8, in which I stuffed flex sensors into a sock monkey and connected it via MIDI.)”

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