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Pin & Play & Perform: a rearrangeable interface for musical composition and performance

Villar, Nicolas and Lindsay, Adam and Gellersen, Hans (2005) Pin & Play & Perform: a rearrangeable interface for musical composition and performance. In: Proceedings of the 2005 conference on New interfaces for musical expression NIME '05, 1900-01-01, Vancouver, Canada.

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Abstract

We present the Pin&Play&Perform system: an interface in the form of a tablet on which a number of physical controls can be added, removed and arranged on the fly. These controls can easily be mapped to existing music sofware using the MIDI protocol. The interface provides a mechanism for direct manipulation of application parameters and events through a set of familiar controls, while also encouraging a high degree of customisation through the ability to arrange, rearrange and annotate the spatial layout of the interface components on the surface of the tablet.The paper describes how we have realized this concept using the Pin&Play technology. As an application example, we describe our experiences in using our interface in conjunction with Propellerheads' Reason, a popular piece of music synthesis software.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 2005 conference on New interfaces for musical expression NIME '05
Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1129 cs_uid ; 1
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 12659
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 17:48
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2012 23:54
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12659

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