This application is the brain running the whole show. You can get the app for Mac or Windows on the Download page.
The Synapse app gets the input data from Kinect and sends it out for Ableton, Quartz, and Max/MSP to read. To use it, plug your Kinect into your computer’s USB input (and make sure it’s plugged into the wall as well!) and start the application. You should see a blue representation of the camera’s view:
To bind a skeleton to yourself, get in front of the camera, and hold the “psi” pose for several seconds:
After doing this, you should see a red skeleton bound to yourself. You’re now ready to use Synapse!