Electronic Armonica: a Tangible Musical Interface inspired by the Glass Harmonica

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This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a tangible musical interface inspired by the glass harmonica, and two methods for synthesizing a glass sound: additive synthesis and physical modeling using banded waveguides. These methods were implemented in Pure Data and in Max/MSP, respectively. An interface was created using laser cutting and 3D printing tools. An Arduino microcontroller is used to create a virtual capacitive sensor for detecting touch. The interface has been evaluated in order to test its playability and to evaluate the overall behavior of the system. Besides having technical limitations expected from a prototype, the results are promising.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAudiomostly
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4822-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAudiomostly 2016 -
Duration: 4 Oct 2016 → …


ConferenceAudiomostly 2016
Period04/10/2016 → …

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