Embedded Audio Without Beeps: Synthesis and Sound Effects From Cheap to Steep

Daniel Overholt, Nikolaj Friis Møbius

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Abstract

Can your microwave be musical? What does it take to design devices that produce better sounds than the prototypical square wave beeps we are accustomed to hearing today? The authors have developed several prototyping toolkits for the rapid creation – sketching in hardware – of sonic and tangible interaction designs focusing on audio for interactive devices; specifically, producing higher-quality sound than the typical beeps so commonly heard from many digital devices today. Participants will learn how to create both completely self-contained devices for embedding into various objects or clothing, and wireless devices for the control of sound or music generated remotely. For example, studio creations can synthesize sound directly with an Arduino or a more powerful “Create USB Interface” board via Direct Digital Synthesis. Alternatively, they can control a program such as Pure Data (or other common software environments for audio processing) via innovative interfaces that send real-time inputs to such software running on a laptop, mobile device, or small Linux board (e.g., Raspberry Pi or Beagleboard). Basic hardware will be provided, but participants are also encouraged to bring related equipment they may already own.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2014
Pages361-364
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2635-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction - Munich, Germany
Duration: 16 Feb 201419 Feb 2014
Conference number: 8
http://www.tei-conf.org/14/

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Number8
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period16/02/201419/02/2014
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