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Laser Multitouch Surface

Posted by Yotam Mann on July 20, 2008

This is an inexpensive way to turn any surface into an input device that senses the x & y position of multiple simultaneous touch points. The hardware necessary is easy to find online by following the links below, or at a well stocked electronics store: a webcam, two mountable lasers, a power source for the lasers, and something to prop up the camera with.


Fabric Touch RGB LED Color Synthesizer

Posted by Adrian Freed on July 3, 2008

This color synthesizer uses finger pressure to control brightness of each color of an RGB Led array. It was designed to illustrate that fabric and organic conductors can handle high current levels with modulations of low resistance values and some geometric variations that exploit switching materials.



Posted by Edmund Campion on March 18, 2017

Monday, April 20, 2009 Basic review of Audiosculpt Preferences --- set new home folder and sound folder for audiosculpt outside of application folder FFT analysis window size larger the window size the better the frequency analysis and the poorer the temporal resolution FFT analysis, window size, hop size added "markers" to a sound file "generate markers" Marker Analysis Parameters Transient Detection Settings Threshold (trial and error, but lower the number the greater the sensitivity i.e.


SPAT machine

Posted by Edmund Campion on May 23, 2018

last updated May 23, 2018 (EC)

SPAT Machine and bridge building to laptop with Ableton Live and Max/MSP as control source

Goal:  set up a laptop bridge to the SPAT machine in main room.

* Login to SPAT machine  (obtain login from Jeremy Wagner or Jeff). check instructions for login on SPAT machine.

•  Download and install the RME MADIface XT



Japanese Cups

Posted by Amadeus Regucera on July 21, 2009

In this excerpt, the percussion track is highlighted with pizzicatos, slap tonguing, and other effects. The bass joins in with a pondering melody at the end.


Wessel & Graewe

Posted by Gillian Edgelow on March 20, 2008

June 30, 1999

Georg Graewe (piano) and David Wessel (electronics) in concert.


Tempo Festival 2001

Posted by Yotam Mann on June 11, 2008

June 9, 2001

John Abercrombie- guitar, George Marsh-drums, Rich Fudoli-saxophone, and Mel Graves-bass


A Different Kind of Measure

Posted by Edmund Campion on April 17, 2008

A Different Kind of Measure, for two marimbas and four computer aided percussionists by Edmund Campion. This excerpt features the Drumming Ensemble of Porto Portugal.