If you fancy creating your very own d-touch sequencer and drum machine, researchers at the University of Southampton have now designed one you can print off and assemble with a little glue or sticky tape.
To get the most from your new d-touch sequencer and to actually hear anything you will need to have access to a PC and web camera. Simply install the Audio d-touch software suite and setup your web camera above the sequencer table as below. Then use the timeline sheet and printed sample cubes to create your tunes. Watch the video to see the d-Touch Sequencer in action after the jump.
The simple PC based vision techniques track the physical blocks using a webcam focused on a printed board and has been created to research tangible user interfaces (TUIs), Dr Costanza explains:
“As more of our world moves into the electronic; records to MP3s, books to eBooks, we loose the satisfying richness of touching physical objects like paper and drumsticks,”
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