Acoustic musical instruments, although very versatile, have intrinsic sonic limitations due to their construction characteristics. For the classical nylon strings guitar, these restrictions include short sustain and the lack of sound intensity control after the attack.
The GuitarAMI uses sensors installed non-invasively in classical guitars to generate data from gestures that control algorithms to overcome these limitations, providing new possibilities of expression for the performer.
Participants:Edu Meneses and Marcelo M. Wanderley
Sérgio Freire Garcia (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG)
Research Area:Embedded Systems
Publications:. New developments on the augmentation of a classical guitar: Addition of embedded sound synthesis and OSC communication over network
. GuitarAMI and GuiaRT: two independent yet complementary Augmented Nylon Guitar projects
. A Comparison of Open-Source Linux Frameworks for an Augmented Musical Instrument Implementation
GuitarAMI Prototype using Prynth:
GuitarAMI + T-Stick Sopranino: