[chuck-users] Reactable

Hans Aberg haberg at math.su.se
Sun Jun 21 03:41:08 EDT 2009

On 21 Jun 2009, at 06:01, mike clemow wrote:

>> I liked the way oscillators were connected, which is a bit  
>> ChucKish. But as
>> for the interface, as one only has two hands usually, perhaps two
>> spacenavigators (or something) might be even more efficient. One  
>> needs a
>> method to select or create an item quickly, but then item can be  
>> manipulated
>> using a usual HID. And then, of course, question is how to make  
>> music, and
>> not just sounds out of it.
> yeah, but you're really talking about the application rather than the
> technology.  Reactables software give you a way to get orientation and
> position of objects on a table.  What you do with it (including
> whether or not you decide to make sound at all with this information)
> is really up to you.

I am really thinking about the usability of the interface for musical  
purposes. The Reactable TUI is a little like the Theremin, which is  
nice for making cool sounds with, but really hard for playing actual  
music (not intending a discussion about "what is music").


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