• Reuben Michael Hunter-McHardy
4. Term, Sound and Musik (Master Programme)
In this thesis, the design, implementation and evaluation of a digital musical interface (DMI), specifically for the Eurorack modular synthesizer format, is described in addition to a review of different options for evaluating DMIs, related devices and musical context. Motorique is a DMI that allows motor speed control of tempo and frequency. The relationship between tempo, frequency and motor speed is explored, in musical terms, in order to ascertain whether this is a novel or interesting form of interaction. Its design is heavily influenced by musical playback devices with rotating surfaces such as turntables and tape machines. With many electronic musicians having prior experience with these types of devices, the need for further experimentation with tempo modulation as a form of musical expression in electronic and more specifically dance music is discussed. Usability Testing and video-cued recall is used to obtain both quantitative and qualitative data (mixed method) during evaluation.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date24 Sep 2018
Number of pages70
ID: 286894249