Electronic Musical Instrument Design

Spring, 2013 • Readings & Media

Sensor/Gesture table

Bikes Harps & Yo-yos (Mix magazine, August 2005)

The Fanciest Washboard Cleetus Has Ever Seen

Report on NIME05 for Sound on Sound (UK) magazine (P. Lehrman)

P. Lehrman/T. Ryan paper for NIME05

Seth Goldenberg: The M*A*R*T*H*A

Sensors and circuits

Rotary encoders

Variable resistors

Roberto Aimi on sensors (PowerPoint, abridged)

Capacitance Sensors for Human Interfaces to Electronic Equipment

Piezoelectric sensors manual

Max tips from Phil Acimovic

Michel Waiswisz plays The Hands:  part 1  part 2

The STEIM "Squeek" Project

Designing an instrument

Assigning team tasks

Opamp Circuit Guide

Sensorband article (from Computer Music Journal) • Sensorband Movie

BlueManTubes manual

Excerpts from Trends in Gestural Control of Music, Wanderley & Battier editors, published by IRCAM

Towards a choice of gestural constraints for instrumental performers, Axel G.E. Mulder

Physical Interfaces in the Electronic Arts, Bert Bongers

Devices I have known and loved, Joel Chadabe

Musical Performance Practice on Sensor-based Instruments, Atau Tanaka

Playing Electronics with Mallets, Mark Goldstein