HypeSax: Saxophone acoustic augmentation

Flores, Cristohper Ramos and Murphy, Jim and Norris, Michael

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

New interfaces allow performers to access new possibilities of musical expression. Even though interfaces are often designed to be adaptable to different software, most of them rely on external speakers or similar transducers. This often results on disembodiment and acoustic disengagement from the interface, and in the case of augmented instruments, from the instruments themselves. This paper describes a project in which a hybrid system allows an acoustic integration between the sound of acoustic saxophone and electronics.