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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Project: SoundStage

SoundStage (1:27) NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program major Brett Murphy demonstrates an interactive sound mixer prototype for his thesis project. He notes, "SoundStage is a tabletop surround sound mixer with a tangible interface that allows children to explore immersive audio through interactive storytelling, and most importantly play.

The idea was to create an ambisonic surround sound mixer easy enough for a three year old to use. By moving “sound objects” around the table, users are able to pan audio around the room and immerse themselves within a soundscape of their own creation. For example, take a classic like Old MacDonald’s Farm. Depending on where children place a cow on the table, they can make a “moo-moo here, a moo-moo there, here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo-moo!”. Source: Vimeo

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