Slide Guitar Synthesizer with Gestural Control

Pakarinen, Jyri and Välimäki, Vesa and Puputti, Tapio

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This article discusses a virtual slide guitar instrument, recently introduced in [7]. The instrument consists of a novelphysics-based synthesis model and a gestural user interface.The synthesis engine uses energy-compensated time-varyingdigital waveguides. The string algorithm also contains aparametric model for synthesizing the tube-string contactsounds. The real-time virtual slide guitar user interface employs optical gesture recognition, so that the user can playthis virtual instrument simply by making slide guitar playing gestures in front of a camera.