Cello Synth Control

Ahmad Arshad, Jesse Simpson

This is a sound installation where a cello is used to control a software synthesizer in the same pitch, with the ability to manipulate the sound via sensors.



The cello is played by a user and the pitch of each note is tracked in max/MSP and then translated to midi for triggering another synth sound of the same frequency in Ableton Live. A different user can then manipulate parameters of the synth patch by interacting with a series of knobs that send midi values via an arduino.


Introduction to Computational Media, Introduction to Physical Computing