The Gyrotyre is a multi-modal computer music interface based on a bicycle wheel, built by Elliot Sinyor in 2004 at McGill University. It is played by one hand supporting the device by its handle, which is also responsible for discrete parameter control, while the other hand controls the rotation speed of the wheel for sound excitation.
This interface implements several modes of sensing, including:
Several parameter mappings and synthesis patches were written by Sinyor, implementing:
The Gyrotyre was presented at the NIME 2005 conference.