[PD] joystick-based interactive musical instruments..

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Nov 18 17:15:30 CET 2005

That's funny, I too was inspired by Michel Waisvisz's The Hands  
performance, its quite something.  We should write LiSa for Pd! ;).

This the joystick/mouse instrument that I made using Pd:


The whole process inspired me to write the [hid] toolkit to make the  
process easy and fluid, like a rapid prototype for controllers.


On Nov 17, 2005, at 11:52 PM, David Merrill wrote:

> Hi folks -
> Today I'm building an 'instrument' from PD and a MS Sidewinder  
> joystick.. I'm feeling like I'm probably reinventing a number of  
> things that people have surely done in the past - like using a  
> joystick-button-combination to record my voice into an array, another  
> combination to play it back, continuous joystick control to  
> pitch-shift and scan the sample array at varying rates (including  
> backwards), etc.. Basically I want to to easily record and tweak my  
> voice in a number of ways, on the fly.. (I feel very inspired by  
> Michel Waisvisz and his 'hands' in this project) I've been happily  
> creating this thing from scratch for a day now, but I'd like to see  
> some examples of how others have implemented interesting behavior, as  
> a reference and to spark some new ideas. So if you've got patches that  
> you have made for this kind of thing that you can send my way (or  
> favorites you can refer me to from the help files, etc..), please  
> share - I'd be greatly appreciative!
> cheers,
> -David Merrill
> --  
> MIT Media Lab
> dmerrill at media.mit.edu
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