The Da ̈ıs: A Haptically Enabled New Interface for Musical Expression for Controlling Physical Models for Sound Synthesis
Christensen, Pelle Juul;
In this paper we provide a detailed description of the development of a new interface for musical expression, the da ̈ıs, with focus on an iterative development process, control of physical models for sounds synthesis, and haptic feedback. The development process, consisting of three iterations, is covered along with a discussion of the tools and methods used. The sound synthesis algorithm for the da ̈ıs, a physical model of a bowed string, is covered and the mapping from the interface parameters to those of the synthesis algorithms is described in detail. Using a qualitative test the affordances, advantages, and disadvantages of the chosen design, synthesis algorithm, and parameter mapping is highlighted. Lastly, the possibilities for future work is discussed with special focus on alternate sounds and mappings.