Presentation SeminarDesk Synthesis MohdHelmi Bin Daud 1081106372
Proposal Title: Desk Synthesis Background: A synthesizer, or "synth", is an electronic musical instrument that uses filters and tone generators to create waveforms which are then processed to generate sound. Modern synthesizers can closely reproduce the sound of some instruments, but many keyboard players use them for their characteristic sound. They are sometimes referred to as "sound" or "music" synthesizers.
Problem Identification: As we all know that, most of the music instruments are expensive and some may not. We may require musical knowledge to play music instrument.
Aim and Objectives: This project aims to change the new way of playing music instrument in full of interaction and applying the latest music technology, graphics and computer vision. To open people’s eyes and minds about music and multimedia. To explore more about the world of technology that has developed rapidly. To create the future music instrument. To encourage people to play music instrument even though they have no musical knowledge. To design new music interface that is user friendly.
Motivation: I love music so much and even explore more about music instruments and genres that available. Sometimes I will do experimental projects together with my friends about making new music, sounds and applying some cool audio effects. There is one time that when I was watching videos on YouTube there is a gadget that can create effects sound and even people that don’t have any musical knowledge can play the instrument freely. Base on the gadget itself, now I’m trying to do something about it. To change the way on how people play music instruments by adding some human computer interaction and cool audio effects in it.
KORG: KP3 KORG: Kaossilator
KORG: miniKP KORG: Monotron
Ideation and Concept: For my project, I would like to design a new music instrument that has human computer interaction in it and to people who doesn’t have any knowledge of music can play it to form a cool nice song. Design Approach: Basically, this project involves more in human computer interaction and music with a bit of programming. By using cube and contains several symbols on it; technically every symbols has their own sounds. Lots of MIDI samples will be use and a box as its platform.
Research & Analysis History: The first electric synthesizer was invented in 1876 by Elisha Gray, who is best known for his development of a telephone prototype. In 1920s, ArsenyAvraamov developed various systems of graphic sonic art. The Hammond Novachord was an early but unsuccessful harbinger of synth technology in the 1930s-40s. Robert Moog introduced the first commercially available modern synthesizer in the 1960s. In the 1970s the development of miniaturized solid-state components allowed synthesizers to become self-contained, portable instruments. By the early 1980s companies were selling compact, modestly priced synthesizers to the public. This, along with the development of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), made it easier to integrate and synchronize synthesizers and other electronic instruments for use in musical composition. In the 1990s synthesizers began to appear as computer software, known as software synthesizers.
Specially Designed: For nightclub, studio & attraction places.
Why these places? Club, studio & attraction places; from the observation, the population of people going to these places are teenagers and young adults. If I put the desk synthesis in the attraction places like shopping malls, they will be attracted to the sounds produced, usually among the young music lovers. While in the club, DJ uses these tools to produce their sound to be presented to the public.
Idea Development SoundTable for Ipad: The soundTable is the new amazing application to make music by senses: Look for the best loops and the most suitable effects. Get and move the objects by your fingers. Listen the sounds through headphones or speakers. Easy to use with a clean and simple interface, the soundTable allows you to make musics as never before.