Anne-Marie Lavigne
Sarah Rothberg

Physical Equalizer

A physical volume controller based on the functionalities of an equalizer.

Introduction to Physical Computing

The physical equalizer is a midi volume fader made from 6 fabric flex sensors and 20 wooden cubes. In this application, each sensor is linked to a track on Ableton Live through MAX/MSP. Placing a cube of wood on the base of the controller activates a corresponding track. The cubes are stackable, and the more cubes there are on a sensor, the louder the volume of that track. This device can be played as a music instrument, as a live performance tool, a mixing device for engineers. It can be experienced through speakers for a public performance or headphones for a individual experience.