Resurrecting the Tromba Marina: A Bowed Virtual Reality Instrument using Haptic Feedback and Accurate Physical Modelling

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Abstract

This paper proposes a multisensory simulation of a tromba marina -- a bowed string instrument in virtual reality. The auditory feedback is generated by an accurate physical model, the haptic feedback is provided by the PHANTOM Omni, and the visual feedback is rendered through an Oculus Rift CV1 head-mounted display (HMD). Moreover, a user study exploring the experience of interacting with a virtual bowed string instrument is presented, as well as evaluating the playability of the system. The study comprises of both qualitative (observations, think aloud and interviews) and quantitative (survey) data collection methods. The results indicate that the implementation was successful, offering participants realistic feedback, as well as a satisfactory multisensory experience, allowing them to use the system as a musical instrument.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference
EditorsSimone Spagnol, Andrea Valle
Number of pages8
Publication dateJun 2020
Pages300-307
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Event17th Sound and Music Computing Conference - Torino, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 202026 Jun 2020
Conference number: 17
https://smc2020torino.it/uk/

Conference

Conference17th Sound and Music Computing Conference
Number17
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period24/06/202026/06/2020
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Keywords

  • tromba marina
  • physical modelling
  • virtual reality musical instrument
  • real time
  • haptic
  • feedback

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    Willemsen, S., Paisa, R., & Serafin, S. (2020). Resurrecting the Tromba Marina: A Bowed Virtual Reality Instrument using Haptic Feedback and Accurate Physical Modelling. In S. Spagnol, & A. Valle (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference (pp. 300-307)