Betaloop is a REACT funded Internet of Things project nu desine are exploring enabling musicians around the world to share and collaborate on their ideas in real time.
BetaLoop will involve the creation of a device enabling musicians around the world to share and collaborate on their ideas in real time. Working around issues of latency by transforming large amounts of audio data into simple note data, the device will be able to record any instrument, and feed data describing pitch, dynamic and rhythm into a live looper instantaneously. This note pattern will be able to be heard via MIDI and the internet, by anyone with another BetaLoop device anywhere in the world. Other performers will then be able to change the continually looping pattern themselves, creating a musical performance evolving over time and continents.
Find out more about the project here.