Goldsmiths’ Rebecca Fiebrink demonstrates her work with RAPID-MIX technology Wekinator in one of these “Seven outstanding Micro Bit projects.”
BITalino is used to implement a lie detector in this commercial for Smart Automobile:
Michael Zbyszyński from the RAPID-MIX team did a talk at CCRMA (the Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) at Stanford University, long-term pioneers in music computing (and prior home of contemporary electronic music superstar Holly Herndon as well as our own Atau Tanaka)
The audience included Thomas Rossing, John Chowning and Matt Wright. It was a chance to show some of RAPID-MIX technologies to some legendary figures in electronic music.
The Wekinator, a highly usable piece of software that helps you incorporate gestural interaction into artistic projects, got a nice mention on the Ableton blog. The post was about the recent Loop summit which was exploring the cutting edge of music tech, and it rightly identifies the potential for developing new musical instruments with the Wekinator. The post also mentions RAPID MIX partners IRCAM and their CoSiMa project. Read more here: https://www.ableton.com/en/blog/new-frontiers-of-music-tech/
The Wekinator is a core RAPID MIX technology, developed by team member Rebecca Fiebrink. Behind the user friendly interface is a wealth of highly sophisticated machine learning technology that will be at the heart of many future RAPID MIX projects.
If you’ve not used Wekinator for your gestural music or art, you should have a play with it. Make sure you’ve got the latest version of Wekinator here, and keep us informed about what you’re doing with it. We’d love to hear about any projects using the Wekinator with Ableton. You can also still sign up for the online course “Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists”, taught by Rebecca, here.
We had the pleasure of attending the Barcelona Music Hackday this year. We made this short video about our visit:
Here we have collected videos of the prototypes we’ve been developing over the first year of RAPID MIX. View them as a playlist on YouTube: