A Force Sensitive Multi-touch Array Supporting Multiple 2-D Musical Control Structures

TitleA Force Sensitive Multi-touch Array Supporting Multiple 2-D Musical Control Structures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsWessel, David, Avizienis Rimas, Freed Adrian, and Wright Matthew
Conference NameNew Interfaces for Musical Expression
Date Published07/06/2007
Conference LocationNew York
KeywordsPressure and force sensing, High-resolution gestural signals, Touchpad, VersaPad.
AbstractWe describe the design, implementation, and evaluation with real musical use of a force sensitive multi-touch array of touchpads. Each of the touchpads supports a three dimensional representation of musical material: two spatial dimensions plus a force measurement we typically use to control dynamics. Our system uses 24 pads laid out in a ?brick wall? style array that fits nicely under the two hands. We emphasize the treatment of gestures as sub-sampled audio signals. This tight coupling of gesture with audio provides for a high degree of control intimacy.
URLhttp://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1279740.1279745