YOU DON'T NEED A Wii TO DO THIS. ONLY THE CONTROLLERS WHICH ARE SOLD SPERATELY.
So I got a Nintendo Wii last week, and have been playing around with it for a while. For those of you who didn't know, the "Wii-mote", a fully motion sensitive controller, is actually controlled by a combination of bluetooth and infrared. Anyway, with a bluetooth usb adapter and a lot of time, I was able to get my computer to detect the wiimote. Using a program called glovePIE in combination with Bomes midi translator, the motions of the wiimote can be translated into midi, and thus control resolume! I'm going to be trying this live tomorrow night... The idea is to "conduct" the video, waving my arms about like a conductor... It can't control every aspect of the mixing, but can do enough that i can leave my station (about 30 ft) and still have some control over effect params and clip switching... Pretty cool, eh?
Anyone who has a wii, i can help to explain how to set this up - or if anyones had any other experiences - please share!
So far I'm able to control each layers opacity individually, speed adjustment, scratching, and 4 effect params - all from just holding various combinations of buttons while tilting up and down. (haven't assigned twisting yet - it's still a little too sensitive, have to tweak my script) The nunchuck can select any of the clips depending on where the thumb joystick is held and with what button while striking like at a drum. (actually get 24 midi notes this way) Using other combinations and such I have at least 20 more midi notes to assign, more if i want to get creative. Can have the same button combinations do different things depending on the angle the wiimote is held ---- well you all get the idea, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!
[Edited on 2-19-2007 by NexusIntent]