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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00074
Title
Sound Diffusion Using Hand Held, Light Emitting Pen Controllers.
Author
Kenneth Brown
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
MA Music Technology
Year
2004
Number of Pages
16
University
Queen's University Belfast, U.K.
Thesis Supervisor
Michael Alcorn
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Pedro Rebelo
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
Music / Sonic Arts
Languages Familiar to Author
English
URL where full thesis can be found
Keywords
Multi-channel sound diffusion LED pen-torch camera
Abstract: 200-400 words
The standard method of sound diffusion using a mixing desk is hampered when the number of faders exceeds the number of fingers with which to manipulate them. A real-time three-dimensional diffusion system is discussed which can diffuse two mono sound channels to a variable number of speakers by sensing the positions of custom built hand-held, light-emitting pens. It uses an Apple iSight camera connected to an Apple Macintosh computer running Max/MSP and Jitter. A system configured for eight speakers is successfully realised, and the potential for more complex systems is explored.