An Expressive Multidimensional Physical Modelling Percussion Instrument

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Abstract

This paper describes the design, implementation and eval-uation of a digital percussion instrument with multidimen-sional polyphonic control of a real-time physical modellingsystem. The system utilises modular parametric control ofdifferent physical models, excitations and couplings along-side continuous morphing and unique interaction capabil-ities to explore and enhance expressivity and gestural in-teraction for a percussion instrument. Details of the in-strument and audio engine are provided together with anexperiment that tested real-time capabilities of the system,and expressive qualities of the instrument. Testing showed that advances in sensor technology have the potential to enhance creativity in percussive instruments and extend gestural manipulation, but will require well designed and inherently complex mapping schemes.
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This paper describes the design, implementation and eval-uation of a digital percussion instrument with multidimen-sional polyphonic control of a real-time physical modellingsystem. The system utilises modular parametric control ofdifferent physical models, excitations and couplings along-side continuous morphing and unique interaction capabil-ities to explore and enhance expressivity and gestural in-teraction for a percussion instrument. Details of the in-strument and audio engine are provided together with anexperiment that tested real-time capabilities of the system,and expressive qualities of the instrument. Testing showed that advances in sensor technology have the potential to enhance creativity in percussive instruments and extend gestural manipulation, but will require well designed and inherently complex mapping schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Sound and Music Computing Conference 2018
EditorsAnastasia Georgaki, Areti Andreopoulou
PublisherZenodo
Publication date2018
Pages339-346
ISBN (Print)978-9963-697-30-4
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event15th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2018) - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018
http://cyprusconferences.org/smc2018/

Conference

Conference15th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2018)
LandCyprus
ByLimassol
Periode04/07/201807/07/2018
Internetadresse
SeriesProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference
ISSN2518-3672
ID: 285394044