GhostGuitar app lets you play real air guitar

Posted on Sep 30 2011 - 3:58pm by Julius

We can pretty much do anything with the technology we have today. For those of us musically-inclined, we just can’t stop ourselves from playing air guitar whenever we hear a good song. Everybody does (or have done) it, that’s just the way it is. A few months ago, we reported about the Air Pick device that plays sound whenever you do those wild air guitar tricks. Now, a new app has been launched that takes playing air guitar to the next level.

Called GhostGuitar, this app for iOS devices allows you to play air guitar and hear what you’re playing at the same time. This app only works for those devices that have front-facing cameras, though, like the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 4G.

All you need to do is to place the device in front of you, select the settings for the guitar’s sound, add a backing track and start playing like a rock star. It works by syncing with the back of your hand and choosing the chords on the screen to play. When you move your hands along the virtual guitar neck on the screen, the chord you are fretting will glow. The GhostGuitar app works best in well lit areas.

According to the Yonac Software, the app’s developer, website, “Our groundbreaking Realtime Mobile Machine Vision (REMMVi) technology comes straight from our haunted labs to allow you to play air guitar as the world knows it: use your left hand to fret a chord and your right hand to strum or pick.”

You can also choose from a variety of effect pedals that can modify the guitar’s sound. The app also gives users the option to record a video and share it with friends.

 

via: Yonac Software

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