Using the Axoloti Embedded Sound Processing Platform to Foster Experimentation and Creativity

Charles, Jean-Francois and Cotallo Solares, Carlos and Toro Tobon, Carlos and Willette, Andrew

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes how the Axoloti platform is well suited to teach a beginners’ course about new elecro-acoustic musical instruments and how it fits the needs of artists who want to work with an embedded sound processing platform and get creative at the crossroads of acoustics and electronics. First, we present the criteria used to choose a platform for the course titled "Creating New Musical Instruments" given at the University of Iowa in the Fall of 2017. Then, we explain why we chose the Axoloti board and development environment.