An image of TorqueTuner to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2020
Platformⓘ libmapper
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (MIT)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Force Feedback
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (TorqueTuner)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ Process, Library
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ N/A

Additional Information

TorqueTuner is a standalone 1-DoF haptic module that can be used as a standalone device or connected to a digital musical instrument such as the T-Stick. It contains a set of embedded effects that can be modified through inputs sent using OSC through libmapper. TorqueTuner also sends information about its own state back through OSC that can be used as inputs to another process running elsewhere.

For more information on the TorqueTuner hardware or software environment, please consult the NIME’20 paper or the GitHub repository. The photograph of the TorqueTuner by M. Kirkegaard, M. Bredholt, C. Frisson, and M.M. Wanderley is licensed under CC BY 4.0.