The Sound Flinger (a.k.a. S(ound)Lobber) is an interactive sound spatialization device that allows users to touch and move sound. Users record audio loops from an mp3 player or another external source. By manipulating four motorized faders, users can control the locations of two virtual “sound objects” around a circle corresponding to the perimeter of a quadraphonic sound field. Physical models that simulate a spring-like interaction between each fader and the virtual sound objects generate haptic and aural feedback that allows users to literally touch, wiggle, and fling sound around the room.
This instrument was a final project for Music 250 - Physical Interaction Design for Music at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.
The video was shot by Wendy Ju and Edgar Berdahl.
Hunter McCurry (huntermccurry.com/)
Chris Carlson (fbkfbk.com)
Sound samples taken from music by: