The implementation of envelope based complex mapping strategies to extend and augment human control

Nicholas Canny

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 506–510
  • Article Number: 70
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Abstract:

This paper presents complex mapping strategies that offer flexibility for improvising with elaborate digital environments by allowing for more human control with less physical input. The intention is not to reduce human physicality, but instead actions are further extended and altered through complex envelopes. This software was originally designed for the augmented guitar, to address the issue of a lack of spare bandwidth (Cook, 2001) that is inherent to guitar playing. This makes it challenging to simultaneously control digital interfaces without compromising guitar technique. The Slider MultiMap software discussed in this paper helps to overcome this dilemma by enabling a guitarist to control multiple audio effects with a single gesture while individually customising how each parameter is controlled prior to the performance. At the same time, it explores the delegation of tasks to the computer in situations where indirect control is more desirable.

Citation:

Nicholas Canny. 2023. The implementation of envelope based complex mapping strategies to extend and augment human control. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_70,
 abstract = {This paper presents complex mapping strategies that offer flexibility for improvising with elaborate digital environments by allowing for more human control with less physical input. The intention is not to reduce human physicality, but instead actions are further extended and altered through complex envelopes. This software was originally designed for the augmented guitar, to address the issue of a lack of spare bandwidth (Cook, 2001) that is inherent to guitar playing. This makes it challenging to simultaneously control digital interfaces without compromising guitar technique. The Slider MultiMap software discussed in this paper helps to overcome this dilemma by enabling a guitarist to control multiple audio effects with a single gesture while individually customising how each parameter is controlled prior to the performance. At the same time, it explores the delegation of tasks to the computer in situations where indirect control is more desirable.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {70},
 author = {Nicholas Canny},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {5},
 pages = {506--510},
 title = {The implementation of envelope based complex mapping strategies to extend and augment human control},
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_70.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}