Computing in the Arts (CITA) program director Dr. Bill Manaris and CITA students, Chris Benson and Seth Stoudenmier, presented at the 16th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2016) in Brisbane, Australia on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. NIME 2016 is the premier academic conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance. Dr. Manaris, Benson, and Stoudenmier presented “SoundMorpheus: A Myoelectric-Sensor Based Interface for Sound Spatialization and Shaping.”
SoundMorpheus, an innovative sound spatialization and shaping interface, allows the placement of sounds in space, as well as the altering of sound characteristics, via arm movements that resemble those of a conductor. The system combines musical instrument digital interface and traditional instruments with one or more myoelectric sensors. These components may be physically collocated or distributed in various locales connected via the Internet. Read all about SoundMorpheus at Dr. Manaris’s website or check out the video below.
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