If composing music using your hands is hard, you can now try composing just by waving your hands.
iRing is a motion controller that users can use hand movements to create effects in music.
Created by IK Multimedia, the iRing is a motion-controlled wearable ring set that a user can use to either control music apps, without ever touching the computer.
The iRing is double-sided, with one side having three linear dots and the other, three dots but in a triangular pattern.
Different movements and gestures control the iRing like making bass drop in or out — all of which use the camera on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to recognize and understand the position of the iRing and issue a command on a MIDI program.
The iRing works with two different softwares as apps: the iRing Music Maker and iRing FX/Controller. The first is meant for an casual user, whereas the latter is for those who want to use it to create audio effects and as a MIDI controller.
This isn’t the first type of wearable technology to try and create musical effects seamlessly.Mi.Mu is another company that does the same with gloves — except those would cost about $4,000 if they went to market.
For those interested, an iRing set of two is $25, with the apps available for free.