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Utaime

Sight Reactive Sound Generator

macos macOS 10.7 or later
macos Windows 7 or later

Utaime is a software that changes any sight into sound/music. There are three variations of Utaime; Mai (for movement), Nozomi (for scenery) and Tomoshibi (for light). It runs anywhere there is a macOS or Windows computer with speakers and a camera(s) connected. At your shop, school, office, on stage, home - wherever you want.

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Software (10 minutes)
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e.g. for home, restaurants, offices

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Single-day Available
   e.g. for live performances

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   e.g. for exibitions, conferences

Currently unavailable in following countries:
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • What You Need

    If you would like a complete package including a computer and some sensors (if applicable), basically you will need nothing except a power supply. If you only need the software (you are going to use your own computer to run the system), you will need to meet the following system requirements:
    macos macOS
  • Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Multicore processor
  • 2 GB or greater RAM
  • 1024×768 or larger display
  • windows Windows
  • PC with Windows 7 or later
  • Multicore processor
  • 2 GB or greater RAM
  • 1024×768 or larger display
  • Utaime:Mai
    Movement → Sound

    Suitable for: Dance
    Expected in: Bright Space

    A camera detects movement and transforms it into sound. It makes sound only when something is moving, and the pitch and volume depend on how fast it moves. It's a good idea to use it for dance which enables the dancer to adapt sound/music for a dance - the opposite of common ways. You don't need anyone to play sound/music as the system runs automatically.

    Utaime:Nozomi
    Scenery → Sound

    Suitable for: Landscape (daytime)
    Expected in: Bright Space

    A camera detects objects and transforms them into sound. It makes sound only when there is/are object(s), and the tone and volume depend on color and brightness of every object. The bigger the object is, the lower the sound becomes. It's a good idea to use it for the scenery seen from a train/vehicle window or a boat traveling on a river.

    Utaime:Tomoshibi
    Light → Sound



    Suitable for: Nightview Fireworks Fireflies
    Expected in: Dark Space

    A camera detects light and transforms it into sound. It makes sound only when there is light, and the tone and volume depend on color, brightness of every light. This version of Utaime was developed for a city scale project to "listen" to the controlled nightview of Beppu, Japan.