Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Victor Moreno Gomez MEE10:72, pp. 55. ING/School of Engineering, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: Victor Moreno Gomez
Titel / Title: MIMICS: Multitouch Interface as a MIDI Control Suite
Abstrakt Abstract:

MIMICS is an acronym for Multitouch Interface as a MIDI Control Suite.
Multitouch interfaces are well known for their softer learning curve compared with classical computer graphic
interfaces. Therefore, its application in music interfaces may solve some of the actual limitations of hardwarebased
and software-based devices.
The multitouch solution is based on an optical effect called Frustrated Total Internal Reflection which is forced
by using infrared light sources. This effect allows finger tracking using computer vision engines.
In the thesis we describe a low-cost and affordable Hardware/Software solution for MIDI-based devices control
from a functional multitouch environment. The MIMICS is presented to the user as a rear projected 30 inches
screen containing a graphical interface adapted for multitouch. Implementation of several ‘ready-to-play’
applications is demonstrated that emulate classical and new MIDI control devices. The report also contains an
evaluation of the results demonstrating that MIMICS is suitable for life-oriented music performances as well as
for recording studio works.

Ämnesord / Subject: Medieteknik - Media Technology
Signalbehandling - Signal Processing
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Software Engineering
Nyckelord / Keywords: Music, Multitouch, MIDI, computer, sofware, MIMICS

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 08/29/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Siamak Khatibi
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

Bifogad uppsats fil(er) / Files attached: mimics thesis final.pdf (3281 kB, öppnas i nytt fönster)