Touch It, Strum It, Bend It
Veil is a musical instrument. Thin fabric spans in front of you; touch it, strum it, bend it, the fabric responds and generates a sound. A continuous feedback process happens between your movements and the simulated movements of the veil. It’s an experiment – do today’s improvements in input device accuracy allow for a new kind of virtual instrument, which relies on visual instead of acoustic feedback?
A Real Instrument
Veil won’t hold you back in making the music you want. It’s a keyboard, it’s a guitar, it’s a violin, it’s a harmonica and it’s totally different. If the provided key layouts don’t suit you, just create your own!
Veil is neither a high-tech noise maker nor an ever-good-sounding toy. It’s a real instrument, and as such requires practice to achieve virtuosity.
- switchable note layouts
- configurable MIDI output including pitch-bend messages (yay!)
- graphics that use the power of DX11
- realtime sound synthesis (no samples)
- Open the menu by clapping your hands or moving your mouse.
- After some practice, improvise together with a guitar, this sounds amazing.
- Try different playing techniques. With every person playing on veil, a new style is invented.
- Check that “Tool Tracking” is actually enabled in your Control Panel.
At veil’s homepage, there is a tutorials section. There you can find recordings of different styles and playing techniques. You’ll also find explanations for the different key layouts and a guide on how to create your own.