Examining Design Goals of Digital Musical Instruments

Joseph Malloch; David Birnbaum; Elliot Sinyor; Marcelo M. Wanderley
DAFx-2006 - Montreal
This paper describes the adaptation of an existing model of human information processing for the categorization of digital musical instruments in terms of performance context and behavior. It further presents a visualization intended to aid the analysis of existing DMIs and the design of new devices. Three new interfaces constructed by the authors are examined within this framework to illustrate its utility.