TitleProblems and Prospects for intimate and satisfying sensor-based control of computer sound
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsWright, M
Conference NameSymposium on Sensing and Input for Media-Centric Systems (SIMS)
Date Published2002/06/20
PublisherCREATE, UC Santa Barbara
Conference LocationSanta Barbara, CA

Electronic musical instruments consist of some kind of sensor/input system, software to interpret the sensed data, and sound synthesis. Electronic instruments should provide intimate and satisfying control over sound comparable to the control that an expert musician has over a fine acoustic instrument. These elements are necessary for such electronic instruments: low latency and virtually no jitter, precise and accurate sensing, reproducibility and reliability. Sensor-based electronic musical instruments should also embody parsimony and transparency.