A Scanned Synthesis Virtual Instrument

Couturier, Jean-Michel

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes a virtual musical instrument based on the scanned synthesis technique and implemented in Max-Msp. The device is composed of a computer and three gesture sensors. The timbre of the produced sound is rich and changing. The instrument proposes an intuitive and expressive control of the sound thanks to a complex mapping between gesture and sound.