Designing Mobile Musical Instruments and Environments with urMus

Essl, Georg and Müller, Alexander

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We discuss how the environment urMus was designed to allow creation of mobile musical instruments on multi-touch smartphones. The design of a mobile musical instrument consists of connecting sensory capabilities to output modalities through various means of processing. We describe how the default mapping interface was designed which allows to set up such a pipeline and how visual and interactive multi-touch UIs for musical instruments can be designed within the system.