By Deep Listening Institute
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) software interface enables people who have very limited controlled (voluntary) movement to independently engage in music making.
The Adaptive Use Musical Instruments software interface enables the user to play sounds and musical phrases through movement and gestures. This is an entry to improvisation rather than “hitting the right notes” or playing set pieces of music. Instead, the software uses music as a way for participants to express a range of affects, both by themselves and in response to, or in conversation with, others.
While the AUMI interface can be used by anyone, the focus has been on working with people who have profound physical disabilities. In taking these participants as its starting point, the project attempts to make musical improvisation and collaboration accessible to the widest possible range of individuals. This approach also opens up the possibility of learning more about the relations between ability, the body, creativity and improvisation, from within a cultural context that does not always acknowledge or accept people with disabilities.
This iOS version of AUMI runs on devices with cameras, and can run on iPhones, iPod touches and iPads. A large assortment of sounds can be triggered with configurable amounts of sensitivity. AUMI also can be used as a MIDI controller to access other iOS based synthesizers or external equipment (using the iPad's Camera Connection kit or via Core MIDI over WiFi.)
AUMI captures a record of the movement in the session, which can be exported and turned into reports in a clinical setting.
What's New in Version 1.1.6
- bug fixes
- front camera support
- relative motion instruments
My Special Needs Music Students LOVE AUMI
I LOVE AUMI too.
All of my students have cognitive challenges and many of them also have physical challenges.
AUMI is a hit with all most of them. You can tell when they "get it" that they are controlling the sound by themselves. It's like magic.
What's more, I love being able to easily add my own sound files. That why no matter what music standard or integrated academic curriculum I'm teaching AUMI can be a meaningful activity for the class.
Congrats on doing something so wonderful for the lowest one percent of the population and thank you.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jun 26, 2017
- Version: 1.1.6
- Size: 47.5 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.
- © 2013-2017 Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.