Section: New Results

Rouages: Revealing the Mechanisms of Digital Musical Instruments to the Audience

Participants : Florent Berthaut, Martin Hachet, Pierre-Marie Plans.

Figure 6. Collaborative setup for enhancing interaction between immersed musicians.

We have developped Rouages [10] , a mixed-reality display system associated with a 3D visualization application. Rouages reveals the mechanisms of digital musical instruments in two ways. First, by amplifying musicians’ gestures with virtual extensions of the sensors. Second, by representing the sound components with 3D shapes and specific behaviors and by showing the impact of musicians’ gestures on these components. In addition, we have explored new setups to enhance collaboration between musicians using our VR-based instruments. This is illustrated in Figure 6 .