Pitch Fork: A Novel tactile Digital Musical Instrument

Peter Leslie Williams, Daniel Overholt

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Abstract

Pitch Fork is a prototype of an alternate, actuated digital
musical instrument (DMI). It uses 5 infra-red and 4 piezoelectric
sensors to control an additive synthesis engine. Iron
bars are used as the physical point of contact in interaction
with the aim of using this materials natural acoustic properties
as a control signal for aspects of the digitally produced
sound. This choice of material was also chosen to affect
player experience. Sensor readings are relayed to a Macbook
via an Arduino Mega. Mappings and audio output
signal is carried out with Pure Data Extended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNIME 2017 Papers and Posters Proceedings
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationCopenhagen, Denmark
PublisherNIME
Publication date15 May 2017
Pages62-64
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
EventNew Interfaces for Musical Expression 2017 - AAU Sydhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201718 May 2017
http://www.nime17.org

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ConferenceNew Interfaces for Musical Expression 2017
LocationAAU Sydhavn
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period14/05/201718/05/2017
Internet address
SeriesNIME Proceedings
Volume2017
ISSN2220-4806

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Infrared radiation
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Williams, P. L., & Overholt, D. (2017). Pitch Fork: A Novel tactile Digital Musical Instrument. In NIME 2017 Papers and Posters Proceedings (pp. 62-64). Copenhagen, Denmark: NIME. NIME Proceedings, Vol.. 2017
Williams, Peter Leslie ; Overholt, Daniel. / Pitch Fork : A Novel tactile Digital Musical Instrument. NIME 2017 Papers and Posters Proceedings. Copenhagen, Denmark : NIME, 2017. pp. 62-64 (NIME Proceedings, Vol. 2017).
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Williams, PL & Overholt, D 2017, Pitch Fork: A Novel tactile Digital Musical Instrument. in NIME 2017 Papers and Posters Proceedings. NIME, Copenhagen, Denmark, NIME Proceedings, vol. 2017, pp. 62-64, New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14/05/2017.

Pitch Fork : A Novel tactile Digital Musical Instrument. / Williams, Peter Leslie; Overholt, Daniel.

NIME 2017 Papers and Posters Proceedings. Copenhagen, Denmark : NIME, 2017. p. 62-64 (NIME Proceedings, Vol. 2017).

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