The GuiSam is a glove based “air guitar” instrument. It uses eight switches (four on each hand) and a distance sensor. Playing it is similar to a guitar, the left hand determines the chord and the right hand triggers the notes.
The left hand determines what kind of chord will be played, i.e. major, minor, etc. While the right hand controls which notes are played of the chord. Finally the distance sensor is mounted to the right hand determines the root of the chord (i.e. A, Bb, etc.)
It uses the modular-muse plucked string model and the overdrive effect to sound like an electric guitar.
This sound sample uses that same modular-muse string model through the overdrive effect:
Here is an early prototype:
This project was created as part of the CU Science Discovery Research Experience.