Small Musically Expressive Laptop Toolkit
Rebecca Fiebrink and Ge Wang
And now smeltier with code by Dan Trueman!
SMELT is an open-source toolkit to facilitate rapid development of and experimentation with expressive musical interfaces built on the laptop's native physical input capabilities (e.g., keyboard, mouse, motion sensing, microphone). It's implemented in C and ChucK, and based much on our work with PLOrk. To further articulate our vision, Perry has composed the following haiku:i go for haptics.
if you heard it, i SMELT it.
seeing is good too.
NIME 2007 paper (pdf)
("Don't Forget the Laptop: Using Native Input Capabilities for Expressive Musical Control")
smelt 1.0 (zip) | wallpaper
(thanks to Matt Howard for the background image)
(free! cross-platform! money-back guarantee!)
Smirk: The Small Music Information Retrieval Toolkit: Classification framework for chuck
(some examples require chuck-126.96.36.199 release)
SMELT is brought to you by Rebecca and Ge,
with Matt Hoffman, Spencer Salazar, and Perry Cook.
plork | chuck | soundlab | cs | music