SPECIAL MIT MEDIA LAB DEMO!
PureJoy and AudioPint, the future platform for expressive musical
At a daily interactive jam session at Lunch@Piero's during CES 2007, David Merrill of MIT Media Lab demonstrated AudioPint, a “pint-sized” audio processing device using VIA technology that is durable like a guitar pedal, but flexibly programmable and networkable like a computer. The PureJoy is a vocal expression instrument that uses a microphone and a gaming joystick for voice sampling, triggering, looping, effects, pitch-shifting, scrubbing, and more. Together, AudioPint and PureJoy make a complete electronic musical instrument that uses the human voice as its source material, and that is capable of complex rhythms, harmony, and new sounds.
Interactive Sheet Music – Come Jam with the innovators from the MIT Media Lab!
If PureJoy is the instrument, Jamioki is the interactive sheet-music that gives structure to a jam session. The look and feel of Jamioki has evolved from spinning mandalas, to verbal instructions - and the next version may be completely auditory (like a jam session conductor who can whisper into your ear what comes next in the song.)