SoundSaber – A Motion Capture Instrument

Nymoen, Kristian and Skogstad, Ståle A. and Jensenius, Alexander Refsum

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The paper presents the SoundSaber-a musical instrument based on motion capture technology. We present technical details of the instrument and discuss the design development process. The SoundSaber may be used as an example of how high-fidelity motion capture equipment can be used for prototyping musical instruments, and we illustrate this with an example of a low-cost implementation of our motion capture instrument.