Project

Multi-Modal-Mixer (MMM)

Groups

The entire hyperinstruments project was founded on the idea of giving individuals powerful control over many layers and levels of music, in a way that has previously only been possible in complex multitrack digital recording studios�and then only in non-real-time, as sound engineers, producers, and musicians manipulate and arrange every last sound of the CDs we hear, often achieving "perfection" but sacrificing the intuition, gestuality, and communication of real-time music performance. Using the many conceptual and technical advances of over ten years of hyperinstrument development, we are returning to our original inspiration, to develop a multi-interface environment designed for the precise, subtle, and expressive manipulation of multiple layers of sound. We are construcing an environment�and a special hand-manipulated sensor interface�that can be tuned either as a high-end system for the most discerning musicians, or as a "sonic playground" for the youngest children. The first application of the MMM will be as a complement to the Sensor Chair in the Future Music Blender.

The entire hyperinstruments project was founded on the idea of giving individuals powerful control over many layers and levels of music, in a way that has previously only been possible in complex multitrack digital recording studios�and then only in non-real-time, as sound engineers, producers, and musicians manipulate and arrange every last sound of the CDs we hear, often achieving "perfection" but sacrificing the intuition, gestuality, and communication of real-time music performance. Using the many conceptual and technical advances of over ten years of hyperinstrument development, we are returning to our original inspiration, to develop a multi-interface environment designed for the precise, subtle, and expressive manipulation of multiple layers of sound. We are construcing an environment�and a special hand-manipulated sensor interface�that can be tuned either as a high-end system for the most discerning musicians, or as a "sonic playground" for the youngest children. The first application of the MMM will be as a complement to the Sensor Chair in the Future Music Blender.