1. SILK ROAD - short demonstration video

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    from Eric Samothrakis Added 3,530 49 0

    Silk Road is a tangible interface combined with original musical content, suited to concert performance or interactive installation. The interface uses minimal hardware – a single contact microphone – to turn an everyday surface such as a table top into a responsive and user-discoverable performance device. Two principal gestures, RUB and TAP, are derived by feature recognition on the FFT decomposition of the microphone signal. More complex control gestures arise from combinations of the basic pair (Quick rub followed closely by one tap: maximize sustain of sound. Quick tap followed closely by rub: start loop recording (rub to stop & play). Etc). Silk Road began its life as an acousmatic composition, based on instrumental material with overt melody, rhythm, and harmony. The acousmatic work is imbedded in the software realisation (Max, Ableton Live, and Reaktor), and in the choices of gesture mapping, such that the user/player is able to deconstruct and reinvent the musical material. User gestures act as control for the triggering and parametric control of playback and sound transformation on a library of sound clusters derived from the original composition; but this control passes through a stochastic layer so that the system also creates its own variety and a resulting stimulus to the user. Silk Road has been tested with a number of users and has been found to be rewarding both to extended free-form play and to the creation of performances shaped through time. The system has also be tested successfully with different musical source material. Original sound source: https://soundcloud.com/erlc/silk-road

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    • Leap Motion - Air Pad [Max MSP / Ableton / Reaktor S-Layer]

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      from Eric Samothrakis Added 2,704 21 0

      MaxMSP - use of Masayuki Akamatsu aka.leapmotion object (http://akamatsu.org/aka/max/objects/)

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      • DTI project - a Drawing Tangible Interface

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        from Eric Samothrakis Added 1,152 18 0

        3 groups of instruments divided by pitch: 1st group plays tonic G (across spectrum) - 2nd group Bb - 3rd group D. Instruments: strings (dbass - cello - violas - violins), brass (french horn) & wind (english horn) with some variation in playing techniques (trem/pizz/trills...). Rub surface with palm of hand -> Simultaneous trigger & control volume of 24 instrument samples (8 per pitch group). Samples are randomly picked from a sample pool (130 samples). Also randomly set are: Volume min/max - envelope attack - Panning [+LFO]. Tapping -> will also randomise all above parameter but only 1 pitch group at a time. Finally, a random harmonic progression can also be activated. Every time randomness is activated (via Rub or Tap), one pitch group will either move up or down the scale 1/2 tone (to a maximum of 1 tone), or stay put. For example, the reference chord is Gm (G/Bb/D). If the first group (tonic) was to be randomise, that could become Gb/Bb/D or G#/Bb/D.

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        • Apocalypse Forever

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          from Dave Razor Added 343 13 5

          The mission was simple enough: Devour all the free AE templates I could find online and regurgitate them into a quick project. As can be expected it took on a life of its own. All in all the programs used were After Effects (with multiple plugins) Sound design was made using Ableton Live, Reaktor, and the S-Layer instrument.

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          • DTI - studio performance

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            from Eric Samothrakis Added 12 0 0

            Drawing Tangible Interface performance. For a video explanation of the system inner working, please refer to https://vimeo.com/106392514

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