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Sound of Touch is a new instrument for real-time capture
and sensitive physical stimulation of sound samples using
digital convolution. Our hand-held wand can be used to record
sound and then playback the recording by brushing, scraping,
striking or otherwise physically manipulating the wand against
physical objects. During playback, the recorded sound is
continuously filtered by the acoustic interaction of the
wand and the material being touched. A texture kit allows
for convenient acoustic exploration of a range of materials.
acoustic instrument’s resonance
is typically determined by the materials from which it is
built. With the Sound of Touch, resonant materials can be
chosen during the performance itself, allowing performers
to shape the acoustics of digital sounds by leveraging their
intuitions for the acoustics of physical objects. The Sound
of Touch permits real-time exploitation of the sonic properties
of a physical environment, to achieve a rich and expressive
control of digital sound that is not typically possible in
electronic sound synthesis and control systems.
on Roberto Aimi's methods for
realtime percussion instruments.