07. Final Project Proposals [lu-yu huang]

here are two proposals

1. conductOR table

A. abstract/synopsis (50 word description of project):

who is it for?

it’s for the people who’s interesting with conduct a band.
What does it do?
it’s like a physical sound console you can mute different instruments also you can make them play together.
Why should we care?
it combine visual feedback and hands-on operation. not like usual DAWs (digital audio workstation) that only allow us to trike the knobs in the virtual window by using mouse. this device actually gibe the user visual and physical feedback
How does it work?
the main mechanism is the user can control to play which instrument by remove the transparency dome from the musician figure which is playing the instrument.

B. schematic sketch drawings: physical/mechanical design, electronics circuit, and software/code.

C. references (other projects to which your project might be related)

“Physical Sequencer”, part of Yamaha/RCA’s “Making Fun Serious” exhibition at Chappell of Bond Street (a big old music shop).

The software is based on my iPhone app, thump ( mrkbrz.com/thump/ ), but this time, controlled physically rather than via a screen. There were 8 steps in the sequence and 7 different sounds. Each cell has a depth sensor with which you can turn the cell on or off. The cells each have a light indicating whether they’re active or not and a light indicating the which part of the sequence you’re on. It kind of makes you want to dance.

The concept belongs to Giuseppe Guerriero ( giuseppe-guerriero.com/ ) and the electronics hardware was done by Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith ( bycgwtsf.com/ )

Built with openFrameworks

D. parts, components, and materials you’ll need to acquire.

  • micro control chip (arduino board)
  • custom made switches (iron sheets) (inputs)
  • plastic domes
  • musician figures model
  • a table
  • wires
  • serial convert to midi soft ware
  • sound playback software (abelton live)
  • a computer host of these softwares (apple macbook pro 15”)
  • a pair speak (output)

E. skills or knowledge you will need to acquire

signal processing (how to convert serial signal to midi signal)
how to operate a laser cutter (to cut the custom switches)
wiring
internal signal patch ( how to send midi signal between different software in the same computer)

2. sound cups

A. abstract/synopsis (50 word description of project):

Who is it for?
for people who wan to feel the “volume” and “mass” of the sounds.
What does it do?
it gives sounds volume and mess by giving the sounds some physical attitude just like other objects.
Why should we care?
we usually consider sounds is invisible. by giving sounds the attribute like the a solid will give the user unexpected feedback.
How does it work?
you can put, storage, throw, mix the sounds by physical operation the cups.

B. schematic sketch drawings: physical/mechanical design, electronics circuit, and software/code.

check the pictures above. No. 3 & 4. (wordpress only allow me to have one gallery here…..)

C. references (other projects to which your project might be related)

FINE COLLECTION OF CURIOUS SOUND OBJECTS by Georg Reil

D. parts, components, and materials you’ll need to acquire.

  • microphones
  • sound sensors
  • a laptop
  • speakers
  • wireless communication solution
  • RFIDs

E. skills or knowledge you will need to acquire

  • data processing
  • how to set up axis sensor
  • how to identify different objects.
  • how to use RFID
  • how to use wireless communication (bluetooth or wi-fi)
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~ by Lu-Yu Huang on April 4, 2010.

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