TitleA Low-level Embedded Service Architecture for Rapid DIY Design of Real-time Musical Instruments
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSchmeder, A, Freed, A

An on-the-fly reconfigurable low-level embedded service architecture is presented as a means to improve scalability, improve conceptual comprehensibility, reduce human error and reduce development time when designing new sensor-based electronic musical instruments with real-time responsiveness. The implementation of the concept in a project called micro-OSC is described. Other sensor interfacing products are evaluated in the context of DIY prototyping of musical instruments. The capabilities of the micro-OSC platform are demonstrated through a set of examples including resistive sensing, mixed digital-analog systems, many-channel sensor interfaces and time-based measurement methods.