Music 256a/CS 476a | Fall 2016

Lecture 4: Digital Lutherie - Designing "Modern" Musical Instruments

Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Stanford University

What's a luthier?

Different times, different tools

"Traditional" purely acoustic musical instrument

"Hybrid" instrument

"Typical" electronic musical instrument

Skills transfer - the sad truth: people are lazy!

Simpler is Better

Physical modeling and custom music interfaces

Smule's Ocarina: a good example of reconciliation between interface and sound generator

Sepcial case: notion of composed instrument

Laptop as a musical instrument: SLOrk