Authors:Alexandre Bouënard, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Sylvie Gibet
Publication or Conference Title:Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2009)
The increasing availability of software for creating real-time simulations of musical instrument sounds allows for the design of new visual and sounding media. Nevertheless, from a conceptual and practical point of view, the question of how these new instruments can be controlled has rarely been addressed in the literature. In this paper, we present a framework for the control of virtual percussion instruments by modeling and simulating virtual percussionists, based on a motion capture database and on a physically-based movement simulation environment. We show the benefits and limits of such an approach as a means of synthesizing new expressive percussion performances.
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