The LapSlapper: Feel the Beat

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  • Mads Stenhøj Andresen, Denmark
  • Morten Bach, Denmark
  • Kristian Ross Kristensen, Denmark
  • Center for Læring og Uddannelse (CLU)
The LapSlapper is an inexpensive and low-technology percussive instrument with a digital interface. In a tactile and embodied manner it allows enhanced control and promotes expressive creativity when operating with percussive elements in digital environments. By using piezo-microphones, mounted on a pair of gloves and connected with a stereo signal to a runtime-version of a Max/MSP patch, intuitive haptic properties are achieved with simple means. The LapSlapper improves the physical feeling of playing digital rhythm instruments but the concept holds furthermore the potential to promote exploration and innovation of new, digitally founded rhythmical structures and aesthetics.
Translated title of the contributionThe LapSlapper: Feel the Beat
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pages (from-to)160-168
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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