AUMI uses motion to play sounds, allowing anyone, no matter their abilities, to play with others in improvised music groups.
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 can also import audio from other iOS or desktop apps to be used as melodic or percussive instruments.
AUMI can capture a record of the movement in the session, which can be exported and turned into reports in a clinical setting.
Various bug fixes! Also, better Color Tracker tracking, fix to iPhone velocity sliders, possibility of transmitting user instruments to listener devices
Ratings and Reviews
My SEND students have so much fun with this app!
This app is unique and so easy to use. Your students can all make music using their body movements to activate the wonderful selection of instrument and vocal sounds (using the camera as a sensor). In 2019, I took a group of students with severe, profound and complex needs to perform in the Dukes Hall at The Royal Academy of Music in London where we demonstrated our music-making skills with The Improvise Approach, using AUMI and other technologies. The audience was enthralled. Thank you AUMI 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much!
AUMI was shown last year at the "OHMI" fest (www.ohmi.org.uk) in Birmingham last year - so keep spreading the word in Olde Blighty!
Not responsive enough
I completely applaud the reasoning behind this app- I would love it to work for the pupils but it doesn't.
It just doesn't work like it should- doesn't move with pupils, pupils get frustrated and lose interest because of this. Even I struggle to get it to track my movements properly.
Go for the far better Airharp or Airvox apps.
Guys you really need to sort this out, I've used lots of gesture based programs with SEN pupils and this just doesn't work for purpose.
It just doesn't work as it should. See previous comments by other users, this just isn't fit for purpose yet, please update and improve it! For this price I expected much more.
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- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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