Can Haptics Make New Music ? – Fader and Plank Demos

Verplank, Bill and Georg, Francesco

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Haptic interfaces using active force-feedback have mostly been used for emulating existing instruments and making conventional music. With the right speed, force, precision and software they can also be used to make new sounds and perhaps new music. The requirements are local microprocessors (for low-latency and high update rates), strategic sensors (for force as well as position), and non-linear dynamics (that make for rich overtones and chaotic music).