Open-Source Haptics for Music


I have created several open-source software and hardware repositories for integrating haptic technology into music performance including 1) the FireFader Arduino-based haptic device, which can be easily customized for a wide array of haptics applications, 2) Synth-A-Modeler, a modular physical modeling environment that integrates together the digital waveguide, mass-interaction, and modal synthesis paradigms, and 3) the HSP library of objects for physical modeling in pd/Max. These open-source repositories will be explained using a series of musical examples, showing how the repositories can be used for discovering and exploring new frontiers in digital music. Interested community members can gain practical experience during the Sunday afternoon/evening workshop.