The Third Room: A 3D Virtual Music Framework

Honigman, Colin and Walton, Andrew and Kapur, Ajay

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes a new framework for music creation using 3D audio andvisual techniques. It describes the Third Room, which uses a Kinect to placeusers in a virtual environment to interact with new instruments for musicalexpression. Users can also interact with smart objects, including the Ember(modified mbira digital interface) and the Fluid (a wireless six degrees offreedom and touch controller). This project also includes new techniques for 3Daudio connected to a 3D virtual space using multi-channel speakers anddistributed robotic instruments.