Heart Beat to DrumBrute Impact Tempo with Apple Watch, Holon.ist, & Pure Data

Using Holon.ist, OSC, and Pure Data to send my heart rate from my Apple Watch to the Arturia DrumBrute Impact.

I got an Apple Watch a couple of weeks ago, and, of course, on the very first day I started looking into apps that would allow me to send the data coming from my watch out as OSC messages. After some poking around I found Holon.ist by Holonic Systems, and decided to give it a try.

There’s actually way more in this app than I actually needed (I just wanted to get all the physical data out to my laptop), but it suits the purpose. So in this video, I show a quick demo of getting my heart rate as an OSC message into my laptop running Pd, and then converting it into a MIDI clock for the drumbrute impact.

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