HandSketch Bi-Manual Controller Investigation on Expressive Control Issues of an Augmented Tablet

d’Alessandro, Nicolas and Dutoit, Thierry

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper, we present a new bi-manual gestural controller, called HandSketch, composed of purchasable devices :pen tablet and pressure-sensing surfaces. It aims at achieving real-time manipulation of several continuous and articulated aspects of pitched sounds synthesis, with a focus onexpressive voice. Both prefered and non-prefered hand issues are discussed. Concrete playing diagrams and mappingstrategies are described. These results are integrated and acompact controller is proposed.