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Multimodal Immersive Motion Capture (MIMiC): A workflow for musical performance

This paper introduces a workflow to record paired motion capture and sound of musical performances using an infrared light-based tracking system. This paper discusses example production cases ranging from short loops to full performances, addressing the production challenges and compromises, substantially different from a regular audio recording process. Motion capture is very versatile and can be applied in many disciplines including musical pedagogy, distributed performances, machine learning, and as creative assets. Paired audio-mocap data can be rendered into similar visual content for interactive virtual environments, live performances or fixed media. This extensible workflow can be adapted and extended for different purposes in musical performances to promote further research and creative content development.

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