Synth-A-Modeler Designer

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2012
Platformⓘ Windows, macOS, Linux
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (GPL 2)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Force Feedback
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (1 DoF)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ Audio
Iterative Playbackⓘ No
Design Approachesⓘ Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Dataflow

Additional Information

The Synth-A-Modeler Designer is designed for physical modeling for sound synthesis and can be connected to force-feedback devices as inputs. Models can be constructed using mass-interaction and waveguide modeling through graphical elements. A special “port” object provides 1 DoF of input through a supported haptic device to allow physical control over the model. When a model is complete, the Designer can export it to a Faust DSP file that can be compiled to run on various targets, such as on the Web, mobile devices, and desktop computers.

For more information, consult the 2012 Linux Audio Conference paper, the 2016 Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications paper, and the both the GitHub repository for the designer and the one for the compiler.