Utilizing Tactile Feedback to Guide Movements Between Sounds

Müller, Alexander and Essl, Georg

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Vibetone is a musical input device which was build to explore tactile feedback in gesture based interaction. It is a prototype aimed to allow the performer to play both continuously and discrete pitched sounds in the same space. Our primary focus is on tactile feedback to guide the artist’s movements during his performance. Thus, also untrained users are enabled to musical expression through bodily actions and precisely arm movements, guided through tactile feedback signals.