6to6Mappr: An educational tool for fast and easy mapping of input devices to musical parameters

Steven Gelineck, Niels Böttcher

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This paper presents a tool for mapping several commonly available novel controllers to various musical parameters in order to provide technological novices with a way to exploit new forms of musical interaction provided by technology. The tool automatically connects to a control interface specified by the user and maps input parameters of that interface to musical output. Besides being able to select a specific input device, the user can choose between the input parameters, the output device (for instance a physical modeling synthesizer), parameters of that output device and the mapping between the two. The paper presents the motivation, design and implementation of the tool and presents initial experience with using the tool in an educational setting where non-technical conservatory students were introduced to music technology using the tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Audio Mostly Conference : A Conference on Interaction with Sound
Place of PublicationCorfu
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication dateSep 2012
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-1569-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
EventAudio Mostly - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 25 Sep 201228 Sep 2012


ConferenceAudio Mostly


  • 6to6Mappr
  • educational tool
  • Mapping
  • Musical Interaction
  • gestures
  • novel input devices
  • open source
  • free
  • mapping software

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