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.: Past projects

These are finished projects that have either directly forwarded the Air Guitar research, run parallel to it, or extended the original research.

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Virtual Air Guitar (webcam) - at Heureka science centre

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June 2004 - March 2005

Goals: Creating a playable air guitar installation for a science centre exhibition, learnable by anyone in ten seconds.

Organization

Project member

Responsibilities

Contact

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Tapio Takala

Project lead

tapio.takala AT tml.hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Teemu Mäki-Patola

Platform development, user interface, VR interface

teemu.maki-patola AT tml.hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Juha Laitinen

Platform development, user interface, parameter mapping, webcam interface

juha.laitinen AT tml.hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Aki Kanerva

Musical intelligence module

aki.kanerva AT iki.fi

Acoustics Laboratory / HUT

Matti Karjalainen

Sound model

matti.karjalainen AT hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Tommi Ilmonen

Mustajuuri audio software

tommi.ilmonen AT hut.fi

Heureka Science Centre

Construction, exhibition set-up and hosting

Mikko Myllykoski, mikko.myllykoski AT heureka.fi

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Parameter Mapping in Gesturally Controlled Musical Instruments

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Summer 2004 - December 2005

Goals: Finding out usable mappings between input and output parameters in gesturally controlled virtual instruments by user-centred development; Juha Laitinen's Master's Thesis.

Organization

Project member

Responsibilities

Contact

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Tapio Takala

Master's Thesis overseer

tapio.takala AT tml.hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Juha Laitinen

Research, development

juha.laitinen AT tml.hut.fi

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Invisible Drum

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June 2004 - March 2005

Goals: Creating a playable demonstration of the physical properties of a plate struck with a mallet, with editable physical properties.

Project member

Responsibilities

Contact

Organization

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Tapio Takala

Project lead

tapio.takala AT tml.hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Teemu Mäki-Patola

Platform development, user interface, VR interface

teemu.maki-patola AT tml.hut.fi

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

Juha Laitinen

Platform development, webcam interface

juha.laitinen AT tml.hut.fi

Heureka Science Centre

Construction, exhibition set-up and hosting

Mikko Myllykoski, mikko.myllykoski AT heureka.fi

Erlangen-Nürnberg University

Sound model

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Virtual Air Guitar (control sticks) - at Heureka science centre

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June 2004 - March 2005

Organization

Project member

Responsibilities

Contact

Acoustics Laboratory / HUT

Matti Karjalainen

Project lead, development

matti.karjalainen AT hut.fi

Heureka Science Centre

Construction, exhibition set-up and hosting

Mikko Myllykoski, mikko.myllykoski AT heureka.fi

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ALMA

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ALgorithms for the Modeling of Acoustic interactions

2001 - 2004

Goals: To develop an elegant, general and unifying strategy for a block-wise design of nonlinear physical and pseudo-physical models in sound synthesis.

Partner

Responsibilities

Politecnico di Milano/Image and Sound Processing Group

Project lead, framework

Helsinki University of Technology/Acoustics Laboratory

Sound models, sound model technology

Telecom. software and Multimedia Laboratory / HUT

User interfaces

Erlangen-Nürnberg University

Sound models

Generalmusic

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