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Hex Player - A Virtual Musical Controller

  title={Hex Player - A Virtual Musical Controller},
  author={Andrew J. Milne and Anna Xamb{\'o} and Robin C. Laney and David B. Sharp and Anthony Prechtl and Simon Holland},
In this paper, we describe a playable musical interface for tablets and multi-touch tables. The interface is a generalized keyboard, inspired by the Thummer, and consists of an array of virtual buttons. On a generalized keyboard, any given interval always has the same shape (and therefore fingering); furthermore, the fingering is consistent over a broad range of tunings. Compared to a physical generalized keyboard, a virtual version has some advantages—notably, that the spatial location of the… Expand
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  • Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression,
  • 2011