CUBEATS: A Tangible 3D Step-Sequencer





In an effort to break the mold of the standard two dimensional step-sequencer paradigm, a novel method of integrating a tangible third dimension or parameter of musical control is presented.  Using clear plastic cubes and a grid of sensor detecting vertical rods, anyone from a child to an advanced electronic musician can build, manipulate, and perform musical patterns by stacking up to three cubes/rod in any position along a 4x16 grid.  The vertical axis used not only provides additional control, but acts as a fun and easy way to engaged the user and compose new musical patterns or sequences.
















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center for computer Research in music and acoustics (CCRMA)
Stanford university, California USA