TC-11: A Programmable Multi-Touch Synthesizer for the iPad

Schlei, Kevin

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the design and realization of TC-11, a software instrument based on programmable multi-point controllers. TC-11 is a modular synthesizer for the iPad that uses multi-touch and device motion sensors for control. It has a robust patch programming interface that centers around multi-point controllers, providing powerful flexibility. This paper details the origin, design principles, programming implementation, and performance result of TC-11.