Using the Reactable as experimental interface for instrument design prototyping
(English)In: Organised Sound, ISSN 1355-7718, E-ISSN 1469-8153Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
This paper describes an experiment of using an existing hardware platform, the Reactable, to help designing the interaction between three different sound models and instrument interfaces. The aim was to test if prototyping could be facilitated by interacting with models of control actions derivedfrom performance gestures on an intermediate interface. The Reactable isa tangible table-top electronic musical instrument, and the software models include a DJ scratch interface, a virtual turntable, a physics-based sound model representing a bow-and-string interaction, and a physics-based friction sound model for sonification of the user gestures. The interaction was evaluated by two experts: one Reactable musician and one DJ. Their task was to practice expressive, musical performances. Data from the performers were collected through questionnaires and video recordings. The advantages of usinga single, versatile, hardware setup as a designer tool for various interface tasks are discussed. It is suggested how this hardware can be described as an alternative mapping layer.
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Cambridge University Press.
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-11926OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-11926DiVA: diva2:290131
QS 20120326. QS 20162010-01-262010-01-262016-01-15Bibliographically approved