Live Sound-Design Interface
An interface to give electronic musicians more spontaneous control over the sounds they use in performance.
Tactile "feels like" prototype with Korg nanoPAD2.
Almost all electronic musicians depend on designed sounds, but most don't make their own sounds, and few incorporate sound production into their live performances in ways that go beyond varying a couple of effect parameters. I think that one major reason for this has to do with an interface problem.
Early, ugly sketch of one possibility for the device layout.
Early sketches for related concepts. (Click to enlarge.)
Hypothetical spectrograms of sounds based on images of hands.
I haven't yet been able to get a depth map of the actual pin board at a high enough resolution for satisfactory control of a synth, but to illustrate the concept I made a "zoomed in" version of the corner of the board, with 150mm carriage bolts instead of pins. It makes some pretty funny sounds.
"Zoomed in" mini-prototype, with control software.