Research: Material Synthesizers (2013)

The following are a collection of synthesizers that use materials in interesting ways.

Sponge by Martin Marier

>> http://www.martinmarier.com/wp/?page_id=12

“In a subsequent version, the smoothing filters and the noise generators were simply removed and the result was much more convincing.”
>> http://nime2014.org/proceedings/papers/292_paper.pdf

Striso by Piers Titus van der Torren

Uses Velostat and silicone buttons for expressive pressing and manipulating of buttons.
>> http://www.toverlamp.org/
>> http://nime2014.org/proceedings/papers/442_paper.pdf

Circuit Stamping

>> http://luongbui.com/circuit-stamping-a-follow-up/

Thumber

>> http://www.thummer.com/

Samchilian

>> http://www.samchillian.com/aboutsam.html
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbOIBIwg_E4

Fingerphone by Adrian Freed

A reworking of the Stylophone in conductive paper.
>> http://www.academia.edu/2153835/The_Fingerphone_a_Case_Study_of_Sustainable_Instrument_Redesign

Stretch Sensor Synth

>> http://itp.nyu.edu/~mdl425/wordpress/tech-craft/stretch-sensor-final/

Lara Grant: Felted Signal Processing

>> http://lara-grant.com/
>> http://www.fsp.fm/

Little Bits: Synth Kit

>> http://littlebits.cc/kits/synth-kit