Developing the Cyclotactor

de Jong, Staas

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents developments in the technology underlying the cyclotactor, a finger-based tactile I/O device for musical interaction. These include significant improvements both in the basic characteristics of tactile interaction and in the related (vibro)tactile sample rates, latencies, and timing precision. After presenting the new prototype’s tactile output force landscape, some of the new possibilities for interaction are discussed, especially those for musical interaction with zero audio/tactile latency.