Oliver, J. and Jenkins, M. “The Silent Drum Controller: A New Percussive Gestural Interface” Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Belfast, UK, 2008
This paper seeks to explain the Silent Drum Controller, designed and created for real-time computer music performance through the experiences of the authors as computer musician and percussionist. Video technology is used to extract parameters from shapes in an elastic drumhead that are tracked and mapped in the Pd/GEM environment. This system outputs raw data for further feature extraction, processing, and mapping in audiovisual work
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