Veil

Veil

an interface for virtuosity

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Veil

Tools Unity3D

Period2013

 

Veil is a musical instrument. Thin fabric spans in front of you; touch it, strum it, bend it, the fabric responds and generates a sound. A continuous feedback process happens betweenn your movements and the simulated movements of the veil. It’s an experiment – do today’s improvements in input device accuracy allow for a new kind of virtual instrument, which relies on visual instead of acoustic feedback?

Veil won’t hold you back in making the music you want. It’s a keyboard, it’s a guitar, it’s a violin, it’s a harmonica and it’s totally different. If the provided key layouts don’t suit you, just create your own! Veil is neither a high-tech noise maker nor an ever-good-sounding toy. It’s a real instrument, and as such requires practice to achieve virtuosity.

Features:

  • switchable note layouts
  • configurable MIDI output including pitch-bend messages (yay!)
  • graphics that use the power of DX11
  • realtime sound synthesis (no samples)