a physical and functional prototyping toolkit for digital musical instruments

combine, experiment

combination is an exciting way of creating things. probatio is a toolkit for combining parts for creating new digital musical instruments. it attempts to reduce the gap between abstract ideas and functional prototypes by making it quick and easy to experiment with postures and gestures that generate sound in real-time. probatio presents alternatives to go beyond the tabletop and attempts to spark unusual ways for musical expression.

probatio version 1.0

probatio version 0.2

conceptual methods and tools

to explore ideas in the conceptual stage

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instrumental inheritance

similarities in shape or playing techniques that a particular instrument transfers to new instruments. the concept comprises the structural inheritance, physical elements of existing instruments, and the gestural inheritance, ways of holding or manipulating the instrument.

(CALEGARIO, 2019)

funcional prototyping toolkit

to build interactive prototypes of digital musical instruments

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making of

prototyping the prototyping toolkit

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acknowledgements

this collaborative project is partially funded by Rumos Itaú Cultural (Brazil) and NSERC (Canada). the respective projects are "Probatio: Criando Instrumentos Musicais Digitais” led by Prof. Filipe Calegario (Centro de Informática - UFPE, Brazil) and "Responsive Devices and Systems for Expert Musical Interaction” led by Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley (IDMIL, McGill University, Canada).

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