Description: Bluetooth enabled sensor bow for string instruments with integrated software.
Role: Software Director, Lead Programmer
- Keith McMillen, Founder / President Keith McMillen Instruments, Hardware and Creative Director
- Ashley Adams, Creative Advisor
- Nick Bonardi, User Interface Design, Programmer
- Don Buchla, Hardware Advisor
- Chuck Carlson, Programmer
- Justin Catalana, Electronics
- Joel Davel, Electronics
- David Hishinuma, Electronics
- Sarah Howe, Tester, Documentation
- Marielle Jakobsons, Creative Advisor
- Conner Lacy, Programmer
- Dan Maloney, Assembly, Electronics
- Danishta Rivero, Tester, Documentation
- Denis Saputelli, Electronics
- Mike Zawitkowski, Business
- The Art of Sound – Syracuse New Times, November 2011
- An Interview with Keith McMillen – Cycling ’74, March 2009
- Top 10 Products from Winter NAMM 2009 – Mix Magazine, February 2009
- Electronic Musician TV – February 2009
- K-Bow Instigates Symphonic Class Warfare – Gearwire, November 2008
- Keith McMillen Unveils String Instrument Interfaces – Electronista, November 2008
The K-Bow, by Keith McMillen Instruments, is the worlds first stage-worthy wireless sensor bow for string instruments. The bows capture gestures from real-time performance, and transmit the data via a Bluetooth connect to a computer where it can be used to process sound, control an electronic composition, or manipulate video.
The bows give a detailed measure of every aspect of your playing. The bow contains a variety of sensors to capture your performance including a 3d accelerometer, hair tension sensor, grip pressure sensor, bow length and bow to fingerboard sensors.
By enabling the string quartet to access the unlimited sound world of the computer, the K-Bow advances western art music to places never before possible, and allows the interpretation of electronic scores by multiple ensembles.
Complete with integrated software, the K-Bow applications feature sophisticated DSP processing that allow performers to process their sound, recording multitrack loops, control surround panning, and communicate with other software; all from their familiar instrument.
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