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An Immersive Musical Instrument Prototype
July/August 2007 (vol. 27 no. 4)
pp. 14-19
Leonel Valbom, University of Minho
Adérito Marcos, University of Minho
This article describes a prototype immersive musical instrument that expands the concepts of traditional musical elements and allows the integration of a spatial dimension using 3D music and sound objects into the musical environment by employing physical, visual, and sound immersion. From the prototype's evaluation results, the authors conclude that immersive musical instruments naturally give users a way to perform, compose, or improvise music (in real time) with a high degree of control.

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Index Terms:
audio systems, music, user interfaces, virtual reality
Leonel Valbom, Adérito Marcos, "An Immersive Musical Instrument Prototype," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 14-19, July-Aug. 2007, doi:10.1109/MCG.2007.76
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