Over 20+ universities have partnered with MUGIC®

Lincoln Center:

Create-athon

with Nona Hyndryx

The largest MUGIC® mega-event ever, join us for a groundbreaking fusion of fashion, technology, and performance with Nona Hendryx at the Lincoln Center! Create MUGIC®-enhanced Afro-futurist wearables and showcase them in an exciting musical and dance event. Don’t miss out!

Update: MUGIC® 1.0 is currently sold out due to high demand! Join the waiting list now to be the first to get your hands on the new MUGIC® 2.0.
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Top academic institutions like Harvard and Juilliard have chosen MUGIC®
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Unlimited possibilities

Experience a new level of creative expression with the MUGIC® sensor. Developed by a Guggenheim award-winning violinist/composeer Mari Kimura, MUGIC® (Music/ User Gesture Interface Control) is an omni-directional software controller which fits in your palm. A small electronic gadget, MUGIC® has been used by musicians, dancers, artists, and actors on stages around the world.

our mission

Expanding human expression for EVERYONE

Finding DIY messy and painful? MUGIC® is turnkey and ready to play. It was created to eliminate technical barriers of DIY methods such as soldering, assembling, and programming so musicians can just create art. 

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Why MUGIC®?

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So LIGHT you won't feel a thing.

Coming in at a whooping 0.6 ounces (18 grams) and 1 x 1.8 x 1.4 inches (2.6 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm) across, MUGIC® is practically weightless. It's an extension of your body that you can attach to anything.

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Control ANYTHING

MUGIC® can be used to create sounds, control effects, change lighting parameters, generate visuals and much much more. It can also control any DAW such as Max, LIVE, and MUGIC® Standalone as a MIDI. With a 9-axis rotation, you are only limited by your imaginaton.

COLLABORATE like never before

With MUGIC®, you can connect up to 12 sensors, enabling seamless collaboration with friends and fellow artists. Elevate your creative projects with synchronized, dynamic motion control.

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customers

For anyone looking to looking to unlock their creative control

For Artists

We share Max patches and Ableton devices for free, so artists can start creating immediately.

For Students

Many institutions acquired MUGIC® for their classrooms, including Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and Julliard.

For Everyone

MUGIC® is an easy-to-use WIFI sensor, suited to learn and teach electronic music, interactive graphics and much more.

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testimonials
"MUGIC® is my favorite music multi-tool! Who knew that we'd have an omni-directional software controller which fits in our pockets? Thanks, Mari!"
Todd Reynolds
Contemporary Violinist, Electronic Musician, Educator
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"Excellent device, works well, great seller!"
Hans Tammen
Composer, Professor at the School of Visual Arts Hunter College, NYU
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Our partners

Lincoln Center Education

The largest MUGIC® institution, now equipped with several dozen MUGIC®S, the Lincoln Center is partnering with Nona Hendryx for Create-athon. Learn how to make Afro-futurist sound-activating wearables and costumes in the Sidewalk Studio at David Geffen Hall; then, be a part of an exciting new musical and visual event at 4:00 pm in Bina48’s Garden at the David Rubenstein Atrium. This workshop is a part of The Dream Machine Experience and is intended for artists ages 14+. Whether you are a musician, designer, techie, or visual artist, you can be a part of this thrilling experience—unlike anything you’ve ever encountered before! 

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Willie Mae Rock Camp

Willie Mae Rock Camp is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls and gender-expansive youth through transdisciplinary music education.

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La Biennale di Venezia

La Biennale di Venezia, or the Venice Biennale, is an annual international cultural exhibition in Venice, Italy that celebrates art and architecture. It's considered one of the most prestigious cultural festivals in the world and has been held every year since 1895.

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Operalab Berlin

Opera Lab Berlin is a platform for experimentation and innovation in the field of opera and music theater. They aim to explore new forms of expression and presentation, pushing the boundaries of traditional opera. They offer workshops, performances, and collaborations with artists from various disciplines.

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frequently asked questions

Still have questions?

Contact us at marikimura@mugicmotion.com and we'll do our best to answer them!

What is MUGIC®? Is it a controller or an instrument?

MUGIC® is a device that enables you to use your movements to control virtually anything in software. You can create sounds, control effects, change lighting parameters, generate visuals, and more. MUGIC® enables you to expand your control over your system and translate your movements into meaningful data.

So, what can I do with MUGIC®?

MUGIC® was originally built with the intention of capturing nuanced physical data to control parameters in music software (like Max and Ableton Live), but you could also use it to control live video, lighting, Ardino projects, etc. MUGIC® uses OSC data via UDP so theoretically anything that can accept or translate this data could be used.

Do I need to be a computer programmer or coder in order to use MUGIC®?

No! We have built a suite of software and devices that will enable you to use MUGIC® without any coding or computer programming experience. We have primarily used MUGIC® with Max and Ableton Live and have made a number of patches and devices available for free download. (Go to Download page) These patches and devices will allow you to easily map MUGIC® data within Max and Ableton. Some experience with Max will certainly help broaden your capabilities, but our patches can be used (and hacked) to achieve fairly advanced results with relative ease.

What computer does MUGIC® work with? (Windows, Mac, phone, Tablets?)

At this time, MUGIC® only works on computers, both on Mac and Windows platforms.

Can I use MUGIC® to control my other hardware and synthesizers?

Yes, if you have the proper tools. You will still need a computer for MUGIC® to connect to, software to manage your data (e.g. MIDI), and an interface that has MIDI capabilities (most do). You simply need to use the “MUGIC® to MIDI patch” (We will soon put them up on the "Downloads page").

Unleash your creativity

Elevate your performances with unparalleled precision and creativity. Get your MUGIC® today and revolutionize your creative expression!

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