spinCycle: a Color-Tracking Turntable Sequencer

Kiser, Spencer

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This report presents an interface for musical performance called the spinCycle. spinCycle enables performers to make visual patterns with brightly colored objects on a spinning turntable platter that get translated into musical arrangements in realtime. I will briefly describe the hardware implementation and the sound generation logic used, as well as provide a historical background for the project.