Holon.ist by Holonic Systems Oy (Universal)
Released: Mar 24, 2019
Version: 0.9
Size: 81 MB
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Holonic Systems Oy
Holon.ist gathers sensor data and sends it as MIDI and OSC to software and hardware instruments.

Notable features:
\t•\tHolonic Source integration for Ableton Live, Reaktor 6 Blocks, VCV Rack

\t•\tUser defined postures

\t•\tActivity type

\t•\tStep rate

\t•\tHeart rate

\t•\tAccelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer

\t•\tLocal weather

\t•\tDistance, speed



\t•\tSolar/lunar tracking

\t•\tAtmospheric pressure

\t•\tAbleton Link support

\t•\tApple Watch app

\t•\tSuunto Movesense support

\t•\tCompatible with InstrumentsOfThings 2.4Sink

\t•\tEmbedded Pure Data

\t•\tJavaScript editor
\t•\tSensor data recording and playback

Some Holonic scenarios:

\t•\tUse non-volitional micromovements for subtle accents or rhythmical modulations.

\t•\tPre-compose for motion with adaptive mappings, including learned postures.

\t•\tUse ancillary or accompanying gestures to augment your other instruments.

\t•\tSonify local weather and astronomical events.

\t•\tUse activity types as mode switches, for example walking to automotive. 

\t•\tUse biosignals musically for embodied cognition and biofeedback loops.

\t•\tControl lights, stage effects, and video rigs physiologically for fully immersive experiences.

\t•\tUse sensors to turn everyday objects into willing musical agents.
\t•\tUse your favourite Link-enabled apps at all times, synced and controlled by Holon.ist.

When used passively, Holon.ist leaves your hands free for your conventional instruments, or anything else. Try controlling timbre and effects with a Suunto Movesense on your head. Add another sensor on your foot for pedal action anywhere.

Holon.ist features a multiuser implementation of Ableton Link that allows collective sync of tempo for every device on the network.

Our online user manual can be found at: http://holon.ist/manual/

What's new in version 0.9
New UI with extended iPad optimisation. Improved metering, recording, autoscaling and learn features, and much more.

Reaktor 6.3 Blocks compatible:

Made in cooperation with Native Instruments, Holonic Source Block for Reaktor and Reaktor Player is our new integration to let you control the legendary instruments and effects of Reaktor with movement.

Available now for download, but email sign up is required due to limited serials:


mailto: info@holonic.systems
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