An Early Prototype of the Augmented PsychoPhone

Böttcher, Niels and Dimitrov, Smilen

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this poster we present the early prototype of the augmented Psychophone — a saxophone with various applied sensors, allowing the saxophone player to attach effects like pitch shifting, wah-wah and ring modulation to the saxophone, simply by moving the saxophone as one would do when really being enthusiastic and involved in the performance. The possibility of scratching on the previously recorded sound is also possible directly on the saxophone.