Seaboard : a New Piano Keyboard-related Interface Combining Discrete and Continuous Control

Lamb, Roland and Robertson, Andrew

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper introduces the Seaboard, a new tangible musicalinstrument which aims to provide musicians with significantcapability to manipulate sound in real-time in a musicallyintuitive way. It introduces the core design features whichmake the Seaboard unique, and describes the motivationand rationale behind the design. The fundamental approachto dealing with problems associated with discrete and continuous inputs is summarized.