We have enhanced the free trial version of KAGURA Pro and also made the music production experience possible.

Fukuoka, Jan. 25, 2018 -- Today, Shikumi Design Inc. (Fukuoka, Japan, CEO : Shunsuke Nakamura, Doctor of Design) is pleased to announce our new product, the “KAGURA Player ”. The KAGURA Player enables more people to experience the feeling of performing live using the new generation instrument software KAGURA which uses AR technology. It will be exhibited in the world's largest musical instrument show "The 2018 NAMM Show" held in Anaheim, USA.

The KAGURA Player is a version specialized in the performance experience of KAGURA [*1]. A varied range of musical compositions of various genres. You can play any style unique to KAGURA, by using your body movements. All you need is a PC [*2], a web camera, and an internet connection.

KAGURA Player can be downloaded for FREE from Microsoft Store and Mac App Store today!

In addition to the release of the KAGURA Player, it has become possible to expand the range of functions you can use with the free trial version of KAGURA Pro, as well as to experience the production of original songs using KAGURA, not to mention enjoy performing the preset songs. With the free trial version, you can use all the functions, except saving the songs you have created [*3].

KAGURA has a revolutionary interface which uses image processing via a camera. It is a new generation musical instrument capable of playing music by tracking the movement of the body. It has won 7 prizes, some held by the Microsoft and Intel corporations. In addition, it has received recognition from the artist community, by winning the Grand Prix in 2016 in the pitch contest held at the "Sónar Festival" of electronic music and technology, art, and used for live performances by various musicians.

Please enjoy the new performance experience using AR technology with the KAGURA Player and the new KAGURA free trial version.

[*1] The KAGURA Player does not have music creation function. KAGURA Pro ($ 499) is required for music production. For KAGURA Pro, please visit https://www.kagura.cc/pro/ .

[*2] The KAGURA Player compatible OS is Windows 10 (Creators Update or later) and macOS (10.12 Sierra or more). Also, the KAGURA Player does not support Intel® RealSense ™ 3D Camera.

[*3] Those who have already installed KAGURA Free will now be able to try out the music production function by updating the software. Please update from "Check for Updates" in the "Help" menu.

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KAGURA is a software designed for both Windows and Mac.

Get KAGURA Player for free! Check the KAGURA Pro