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Finaero 


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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:02 pm   Laser Harp

After watching Rune Forshaug's great Rendez-Vous 3 video again for the first time in a long time, I was once again reminded of a life-long question:

Is it possible to get a laser harp (like Rune's) that you can just plug into your computer and use as a MIDI controller (of course, after some tweaking)? And how much would that cost (approximately)?

If the answer to the former question isn't "Yes" (as I suspect it probably isn't ;) ), then I think I'll wait another 10 years or so >_>
 
Beelooo 


Age: 35
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Location: France
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:04 pm   Re: Laser Harp

Finaero wrote:
After watching Rune Forshaug's great Rendez-Vous 3 video again for the first time in a long time, I was once again reminded of a life-long question:

Is it possible to get a laser harp (like Rune's) that you can just plug into your computer and use as a MIDI controller (of course, after some tweaking)? And how much would that cost (approximately)?

If the answer to the former question isn't "Yes" (as I suspect it probably isn't ;) ), then I think I'll wait another 10 years or so >_>


Yes it's possible.

BUT; if you want a plug and play device (USB), then you'll need a device driver that translate data to MIDI data (and i don't know if someone did that...)

It makes me remember about Yann Terrien software to totally control the Harp...




but developing software is expensive, so you'll probably have to look about harp with "simple" MIDI DIn connector (which is quite usable too ;) )

Take a look at this

http://www.laser-harp.com/
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Finaero 


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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:38 pm   

Yeah, connecting it to my computer via MIDI would of course also suffice.

Thanks for the link! Looks pretty snazzy.

Of course, now I wonder where should I get the actual lasers for this (if I ever get the controller itself), no idea if I should look for retailers from Finland or just see if places like this ship over here. ;)
 
Beelooo 


Age: 35
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:00 pm   

Finaero wrote:
Yeah, connecting it to my computer via MIDI would of course also suffice.

Thanks for the link! Looks pretty snazzy.

Of course, now I wonder where should I get the actual lasers for this (if I ever get the controller itself), no idea if I should look for retailers from Finland or just see if places like this ship over here. ;)


maybe you could ask Stephan Hobley if he still selling his plans to DIY.

Except for the Laser part wich is expensive, he build one with the arduino controller and...wiimote captor :smoke:

The funny part with recent arduino controller : there's a built in USB interface so...i let you imagine what can be done with this device ^^
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EIC Versailles, September 1993
Oxygen Tour Paris, October 1997
Electronic Night Paris, July 1998
Marigny, December 2007
2010 POPB, March 2010
2016 POPB (Accor Hotel Arena), December 2016
 
Finaero 


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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:23 pm   

Ooh, nice. I'll keep these links in mind :)

Thanks for the help!
 
Apul 

Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:13 pm   

Hi,

I have a laser harp you talk about - Plug and play - Please see my YouTube videos here - Some JMJ covers, and a few demo videos of how it all works.

RDV3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AxR9enF1w0
OlosWave - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_zpbpNrPOg
Demo 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw_L-GN4V5M
Demo 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7xt6Nd8d0

Enjoy!
 
Finaero 


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Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:56 am   

Hey man, very nice videos! Good to know that the ProLight laser harp can be utilized very nicely. :]
 
Apul 

Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:43 pm   

Thanks, glad you like the videos. The ProLight laser harp really is so easy to set-up and use. It's a fantastic bit of kit - and the best thing is you can use any ILDA laser, with a frame or unframed - and incorporate it into your performance anyway you like.
 
Finaero 


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Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:57 pm   

http://store.steampowered.../VR_Laser_Harp/

Kinda funny. ;)
 
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