Instrumentalizing Synthesis Models

Wyse, Lonce and Duy, Nguyen D.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

An important part of building interactive sound models is designing the interface and control strategy. The multidimensional structure of the gestures natural for a musical or physical interface may have little obvious relationship to the parameters that a sound synthesis algorithm exposes for control. A common situation arises when there is a nonlinear synthesis technique for which a traditional instrumental interface with quasi-independent control of pitch and expression is desired. This paper presents a semi-automatic meta-modeling tool called the Instrumentalizer for embedding arbitrary synthesis algorithms in a control structure that exposes traditional instrument controls for pitch and expression.