The Squiggle: A Digital Musical Instrument

Sheehan, Brian

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper discusses some of the issues pertaining to the design of digital musical instruments that are to effectively fill the role of traditional instruments (i.e. those based on physical sound production mechanisms). The design and implementation of a musical instrument that addresses some of these issues, using scanned synthesis coupled to a "smart" physical system, is described.