MATRIXSYNTH: Data Garden PlantWave - galvanic MIDI hardware 1st demo/experiments

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Data Garden PlantWave - galvanic MIDI hardware 1st demo/experiments

video by SynthAddict

Little plant playing music.

"PlantWave converts measured plant (or any other organism's) galvanic resistance over time between 2 points to MIDI, like biofeedback devices (galvanic skin response in animals). Enjoy the experiments. A few synths were used in the demo.

I experiment with lights and wavelengths, as well as a simple impromptu chaotic jams at the end with a plant bandmate. :-)

The PlantWave mobile app has onboard synth presets & other features, but this demo is only for MIDI hardware.

Galvanic refers to Luigi Galvani, who was an 18th century physician, physicist, biologist and philosopher - considered the pioneer of bioelectromagnetics.

00:00​ PlantWave inro, hookups, etc.
01:24​ First connection & sound demo
01:48​ Light demos and theory
03:43​ Sound demo 2 with lights
05:30​ Touch demo
06:04​ Sound patch change
07:03​ Plant change
08:10​ Human/plant improv live jam"

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