Imitone: A Kickstarter to Watch

//Imitone: A Kickstarter to Watch

I noticed this amazing music application on kickstarter and was fascinated by its potential applications. There is only a day or so left on the funding campaign so reserve your copy while you can. I am going to use it to push vocal information directly into a notation program through midi.

[title size=”3″]Imitone’s Project Video[/title]

 

[title size=”3″]Description from Kickstarter Page[/title]

Imitone is an app for PC and Mac which transforms your voice into musical notes, live. As you sing — or whistle, or hum — imitone instantly converts the sound into “MIDI signals” which can control almost any music software or digital instrument.

Anyone can use it. No set-up is needed: opening the program is just like plugging a musical keyboard into your computer. To hear your voice transformed into a violin or flute, you need only start imitone, select that instrument in your music program, put on some headphones and start singing. It’s that simple.

No ear for music? Imitone has you covered. It’s designed to help you sing in tune, providing constant feedback on the pitch of your voice. Additional tools like scale-snapping help it to correct your errors.

Works with everything. Because it acts as a MIDI controller, thousands of music programs already work with imitone, including the popular (and free!) GarageBand for Mac. You can control imitone with your voice or a musical instrument, and a regular laptop-quality microphone.

You can use imitone to compose music, perform it live, digitize recordings, dynamically control audio effects, train your singing, or tune your instrument. Other, still stranger uses exist, but those are for you to discover!

[title size=”3″]Some Amazing Imitone Demos to Watch![/title]

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By | 2014-04-14T16:55:31+00:00 April 8th, 2014|

About the Author:

Composer, Music Educator and Instructional Designer, Stephen Wilcox received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University and working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley.

3 Comments

  1. Lynlee April 9, 2014 at 1:47 PM - Reply

    What notation program are you going to use to capture your vocals from imitone?

    • Stephen Wilcox April 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM - Reply

      Finale, but any application that allows midi in will be usable with imitone. The developer should have more specific information if you need it.
      Which notation program do you prefer?

  2. Stephen Wilcox April 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM - Reply

    This is neat. What do you think the differences are between this and the old fashioned way of composing? Do you think this could eventually replace the traditional mind to notes on a page process?

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Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox

Stephen Wilcox received a B.M. in instrumental performance (tuba) and a B.M. in music theory from West Chester University, a M.M. in Composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania. Most recently, he has been creating online music theory courses for Rutgers University and working as an instructional designer at UC Berkeley.

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