Rhythmic Instruments Ensemble Simulator Generating Animation Movies Using Bluetooth Game Controller

Endo, Ayaka and Kuhara, Yasuo

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We developed a rhythmic instruments ensemble simulator generating animation using game controllers. The motion of a player is transformed into musical expression data of MIDI to generate sounds, and MIDI data are transformed into animation control parameters to generate movies. These animations and music are shown as the reflection of player performance. Multiple players can perform a musical ensemble to make more varied patterns of animation. Our system is so easy that everyone can enjoy performing a fusion of music and animation.