September 11, 2013

The Latest Motion Control Technology for DJs

Motion control is still considered to be in its infancy, even though it has been around for quite some time.  We already have motion control in gaming – but to bring it to a computer for tasks other than playing games leaves us with a few problems that need to be solved.  The first problem is also the oldest problem, and it comes in the form of speed and precision.  Both of these things are hard to achieve with a system that has to zap signals around to each other.  The way you use it will also determine how well it actually performs.  For example, it would be near impossible to create an intricate composition in Photoshop using such a method.

But if used for something like lighting control, it might just be easier to control.  Some have taken the idea and ran with it to get the most out of the experience.  One clever musician even created a glove that can give better results, and also lets him use him fingers for other tasks like triggering samples and loops.  The idea of being able to use it along with DVS is pretty remarkable, but if it is anything less than perfect it will be a no go.