Problems and Prospects for Intimate Musical Control of Computers

David Wessel, Matthew Wright
2002 Computer Music Journal  
In this paper we describe our efforts towards the development of live performance computer-based musical instrumentation. Our design criteria include initial ease of use coupled with a long term potential for virtuosity, minimal and low variance latency, and clear and simple strategies for programming the relationship between gesture and musical result. We present custom controllers and unique adaptations of standard gestural interfaces, a programmable connectivity processor, a communications
more » ... a communications protocol called Open Sound Control (OSC), and a variety of metaphors for musical control. We further describe applications of our technology to a variety of real musical performances and directions for future research.
doi:10.1162/014892602320582945 fatcat:cqddlrvkbfhojacqwly5l75cay