"Q: What’s your setup for when you perform live? SL: Right now, it’s Ableton, Roland MX-1, SPD-SX drum pad, and a Leap Motion controller." SL On Leap Motion: "You basically change elements of the beat with the wave of your hand, by moving your hand in space: left or right, up or down."more
The leap motion is a great extra for your studio equipment to control your music software with hand gestures. However I would not advise to use this in a live setup. Till so far GECO seems to be the best application and easiest to setup.
I rarely actually use this, but it is fun to use sometimes and it can sometimes be quicker than using a mouse. Note that you actually have to buy further apps for the leap motion to actually work within a DAW. It's not expensive though. Around £20.
I really enjoy using the Leap Motion Sensor hardware to connect via Gecko Midi software to program hand gestures to control Audio and Visuals in Ableton Live using Rokvid and Gecko. I recently had the pleasure of demonstrating this to many Children and Adults in #Detroit on Belle Isle at the SCP Backpack Music Festival with @RoryPq and @Subdivizion. Glad I got one of these, they are amazing and not only used for Music/Midi programming. This is just one of the many practical uses.