Epipe : A Novel Electronic Woodwind Controller

Hughes, Stephen and Cannon, Cormac and O’Modhrain, Sile

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Epipe is a novel electronic woodwind controller with continuous tonehole coverage sensing, an initial design for which was introduced at NIME ’03. Since then, we have successfully completed two fully operational prototypes. This short paper describes some of the issues encountered during the design and construction of this controller. It also details our own early experiences and impressions of the interface as well as its technical specifications.