Problems and Prospects for Intimate Musical Control of Computers

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2002
Authors  Wessel, David; Wright, Matthew
Journal Title  Computer Music Journal
Volume  26
Issue  3
Pages  11-22
Abstract  In this demonstration we will show a variety of computer-based musical instruments designed for live performance. Our design criteria include initial ease of use coupled with a long term potential for virtuosity, minimal and low variance latency, and clear and simple strategies for programming the relationship between gesture and musical result. We present custom controllers and unique adaptations of standard gestural interfaces, a programmable connectivity processor, a communications protocol called Open Sound Control (OSC), and a variety of metaphors for musical control.
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