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AlphaSphere: From prototype to product

Place, Adam; Lacey, Liam; Mitchell, Thomas J.

Authors

Adam Place

Liam Lacey

Tom Mitchell Tom.Mitchell@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Creative Technologies



Abstract

This paper explores the design process of the AlphaSphere, an experimental new musical instrument that has transitioned into scale production and international distribution. Initially, the design intentions and engineering processes are covered.
The paper continues by briefly evaluating the user testing process and outlining the ergonomics, communication protocol and software of the device. The paper closes by questioning what it takes to evaluate success as a musical instrument.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Jun 30, 2014
Publication Date Jun 30, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Place, A., Lacey, L., & Mitchell, T. J. (2014, June). AlphaSphere: From prototype to product. Paper presented at 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
Keywords alphasphere, OSC, MIDI, HCI, open source, C++, JUCE, GUI
Publisher URL http://www.nime2014.org/technical-programme/
Related Public URLs http://www.nime2014.org
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression
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