Spatial Mixer: Cross-Device Interaction for Music Mixing

Jesper Kjeldskov, Jeniece Michelle Paay, Aleksander Sørensen Nilsson, Kasper Plejdrup, Mette Thomsen Pedersen

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When workspaces for commercial music production are digitized they are generally configured based on existing analogue music production environments, using the "channel strip" metaphor to organize the multiplicity of devices involved in the process. The channel strip metaphor is derived from the traditional design of mixing consoles with parallel sliders acting as separate channels. An alternative to this is the "stage" metaphor, which visually represents sound elements as discrete actors on a stage for manipulating settings. To study cross-device interactions in music mixing, we designed the Spatial Mixer, an app that uses the stage metaphor, to work in concert with Ableton Live, an existing music composition program. A study of Spatial Mixer in use showed that the stage metaphor and spatial visualizations of music tracks and effects was intuitive for users to interact with and helped them work across both pieces of software to effectively create their musical composition.
TitelProceedings of the 31st Australian Conference on Human-Computer-Interaction, OzCHI 2019
Antal sider10
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdatodec. 2019
ISBN (Trykt)9781450376969
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2019
Begivenhed31th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction - Perth/Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, Perth/Fremantle, Australien
Varighed: 3 dec. 20195 dec. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 31


Konference31th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
LokationPerth/Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

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