Cook, Perry

2001a

Principles for Designing Computer Music Controllers

Proceedings 2001 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)

URL: http://hct.ece.ubc.ca/nime/2001/papers/cook.pdf

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Interactivity Controller Data Tracking Gestural Interface MIDI Triggering Interactive Instruments Physical Modelling

Abstract:

Through designing and constructing controllers over the last 15 years, the author has developed some principles and a (loose) philosophy. These are not assumed to be universal, but are rather a set of opinions formed as part of the process of making many musical interfaces. They relate to practical issues for the modern instrument craftsperson/hacker. In this paper the author presents some observations on the design, artistic, and human factors of creating digital music controllers. Specific projects are presented, and a set of design principles are established through these examples.

All references of the same author:

(English)

Cook, Perry (2004). Remutualizing the Musical Instrument: Co-Design of Synthesis Algorithms and Controllers