[LAA] Xth Sense: instrument, code, schematic, tutorial On-line now
m at marcodonnarumma.com
Sun Sep 16 12:51:23 UTC 2012
(sorry for x-post)
I wished so much I could have joined you at Stanford this year... :(
The Xth Sense (software and hardware) is finally available on-line, get
binaries, DIY documentation, and tutorials at:
The digital interface is developed in Pd on a Linux machine; there's a main
software for the computation of incoming muscle sound (and virtually any
sound input), and the xth-sense-lib, a collection of 120 objects (and help
files) ranging from specific muscle sound methods, to everyday Pd patching
needs. It also includes a lot of GUI stuff, to facilitate building things.
Wanna the source? Here you go: https://github.com/marcodsad
What is the Xth Sense?
"**is a biophysical musical instrument. You can build your own and produce
music with it using the sound of your muscles.
It is free and open source, and it was named the “world’s most innovative
new musical instrument” by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology
(US, 2012). Its name is spelled ecsth sense (not tenth sense!). But it’s
way easier to call XS."
With the XS you can also control other software on your machine (video,
audio, light systems, etc.), send Voltage output to hardware, or control a
Hacks are encouraged by the design of the instrument itself. For some ideas
We have a (newly born) user's forum, courtesy of Create Digital
Music/Motion; the forum lives at:
We are on also on Facebook (imagine!):
if anybody works with it, let me know!
We have users and works in Australia, Sweden, US, UK, Ireland, Spain,
Vietnam, Germany, Russia, Netherlands, and Italy, so far :)
hope it is useful to some of you,
New Media + Sonic Arts Practitioner, Performer, Teacher, Director.
Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction Research Team.
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London
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