Multimodal Music Stand Website
A short clip of the the MMMS in action is here, but there are better videos on the site above...
Multimodal refers to the capability of sensing input in more than one modality (audio input, video input, and sensor-based input). The audio and video input are pretty straightforward, involving a normal microphone and a webcam connected to your computer, but the sensor input is a bit more complex, hence this instructable...
We use the CREATE USB Interface, a simple circuit I developed for a class I teach at UCSB, along with the ThereminVision II kit for E-field (also known as capacitive sensing) as shown here:
CREATE USB Interface
If you don't know what a Theremin is, do yourself a favor and search Youtube, you won't be dissapointed! The MMMS is basically equivalent to 2 Theremins, since it has 4 E-field sensing antennas, in addition to the audio/video input of course.
If you're interested in extending your performance techniques with your instrument by interacting with a computer, but don't want to use simple footpedals, build yourself a Multimodal Music Stand and start practicing with it!