Place, A., Lacey, L. and Mitchell, T. (2013) AlphaSphere. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression NIME2013, Daejeon + Seoul, Korea Republic, May 27-30, 2013. Available from:



The AlphaSphere is an electronic musical instrument featuring a series of tactile, pressure sensitive touch pads arranged in a spherical form. It is designed to offer a new playing style, while allowing for the expressive real-time modulation of sound available in electronic-based music. It is also designed to be programmable, enabling the flexibility to map a series of different notational arrangements to the pad-based interface. The AlphaSphere functions as an HID, MIDI and OSC device, which connects to a computer and/or independent MIDI device, and its control messages can be mapped through the AlphaLive software. Our primary motivations for creating the AlphaSphere are to design an expressive music interface which can exploit the sound palate of synthesizers1 in a design which allows for the mapping of notational arrangements.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:AlphaSphere, MIDI, HID, polyphonic aftertouch, open source, music technology, UWE
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:20301
Deposited By: Dr T. Mitchell
Deposited On:25 Jun 2013 14:37
Last Modified:16 Nov 2016 00:34

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