SenSynth: a Mobile Application for Dynamic Sensor to Sound Mapping

McGee, Ryan and Ashbrook, Daniel and White, Sean

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

SenSynth is an open-source mobile application that allows for arbitrary, dynamic mapping between several sensors and sound synthesis parameters. In addition to synthesis techniques commonly found on mobile devices, SenSynth includes a scanned synthesis source for the audification of sensor data. Using SenSynth, we present a novel instrument based on the audification of accelerometer data and introduce a new means of mobile synthesis control via a wearable magnetic ring. SenSynth also employs a global pitch quantizer so one may adjust the level of virtuosity required to play any instruments created via mapping.