A semantically motivated gestural interface for the control of a dynamic range compressor

Thomas Wilson, Steven Fenton, Matthew Stephenson

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This paper presents a simplified 2D gesture based approach to modifying dynamics within a musical signal. Despite the growth in gesture-controlled audio seen over recent years, it has primarily been limited to the upper workflow/navigation level. This has been compounded by the Skeuomorphic design approaches of graphical user interfaces (GUI). This design approach, although representative of the original piece of audio equipment, often lowers workflow and hinders the simultaneous control of parameters. Following a large scale gesture elicitation exercise utilizing a common 2D touch pad and analysis of semantic audio control parameters, a set of reduced multi-modal parameters are proposed which offers both workflow efficiency and a much simplified method of control for dynamic range compression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication138th Audio Engineering Society Convention, AES 2015
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806597
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event138th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Sofitiel Victoria Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 7 May 201510 May 2015
Conference number: 138
http://www.aes.org/events/138/ (Link to Event Website)


Conference138th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2015
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