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Software

Our comprehensive suite of software is included with the K-Bow to make it easy to calibrate and interact. It can also be used to trigger applications and devices outside of the software.

     

  • K-Apps Main Screen

    In the K-Apps main window you have access to all the applications in our software suite and you can save and recall global presets. This enables you to create, save, and recall effects that use multiple K-Apps applications quickly and easily.


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  • K-Data

    Manages the K-Bow / Wireless connection and displays the status of all the sensors on the K-Bow. Shows the battery life of bow and emitter.


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  • Callibration

    The K-Bow sends the following data:

    • Grip: amount of grip pressure.
       
    • Hair: amount of hair pressure.
       
    • Length: length of K-Bow from tip to frog.
       
    • Bridge: distance between fingerboard and bow.
       
    • Tilt: angle of the bow in reference to the violin.
       
    • Accelerometers: inside the frog there are 3 accelerometers giving you axes x, y, z.


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  • Phase Vocoder

    The K-Apps Phase Vocoder makes it possible to independently control the pitch and speed of selected audio files using modulation parameters of the K-Bow. You can load your own audio files or choose from the loops captured in K-Loop.


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  • K-Live

    K-Live is a single window allowing you to see what's happening in multiple applications within K-Apps. It was designed to give the K-Bow user a visual summary of all major applications and bow data during a live performance setting.


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  • K-Loop

    Powerful loop software controlled by the bow. You have up to 4 loops, each with a user selectable tone preset. There are different loop modes, a metronome, panning, level, transport controls and more.


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  • K-Tone

    K-Tone includes all necessary signal processing for a modern musician: Compressor, gate, limiter, basic and parametric equalizers, pitch shift, filters, audio modulation (vibrato, flanger, chorus, ring mod), amp simulators, delays, reverbs, tuners, and pre and post gain/volume levels. Use this to enhance the basic sound of your instrument, or to control and modulate these parameters for effect during performance.


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  • Gestures

    Lets the user to train it to recognize simple gestures to add to the repertoire of sources for modulation in K-Apps. It takes data from the accelerometers to learn the new gestures.


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  • MIDI-OSC

    Data from K-Bow and K-Apps can also be sent to external devices in the form of MIDI or OSC (Open Sound Control) messages using the MIDI/OSC Routing window. K-Apps can also accept incoming MIDI information using this same window. A K-Bow simulator is located here for working on pieces without a bow.


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  • Surround

    Surround enables the K-Bow to modulate the placement of the sound coming out of the speakers. Presets for stereo, quad, 5.1, hex and octal speaker arrangements.


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  • Timegraphs

    This window allows you to view the sensor data from the K-Bow in time graphs. A combined audio and gesture recorder allow you to experiment and perfect the effects and gesture mapping after the violinist has gone home.


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  • Triggers

    The Triggers window provides options for customizing a triggered response based on the movement of the bow or the pressure on the grip sensor. The sensitivity and articulation controls determine the level and discrete isolation of each trigger. When opening the modulation window, the bow source lists each of the triggers as a source of control data.

    In addition to be used throughout K-Apps, the Triggers window can also send a MIDI command. Each trigger can send a customizable note with a velocity to a specific MIDI channel to communicate musically or to third party devices.