TouchNoise is a digital musical instrument that is based on multitouch interaction with a particle system. It implements a novel interface concept for creating and modulating noise spectra. Each particle represents a sine oscillator that moves through the two-dimensional frequency and stereo panning domain via Brownian motion. Its behavior can be affected by multitouch gestures allowing the shaping of the resulting sound in many different ways. Particles can be dragged, attracted, repelled, accentuated, and their autonomous behavior can be manipulated by applying vector field and flocking functionalities. TouchNoise is a fully-fledged, powerful interface for creative work with noise.

  • TouchNoise: A New Multitouch Interface for Creative Work with Noise
    A. Berndt, N. Al-Kassab, and R. Dachselt
    in Audio Mostly 2015: 10th Conf. on Interaction with Sound—Sound, Semantics and Social Interaction, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2015.
    [BibTeX]

    @INPROCEEDINGS{Berndt:2015:TN,
    author = {Berndt, A. and Al-Kassab, N. and Dachselt, R.},
    title = {{TouchNoise: A New Multitouch Interface for Creative Work with Noise}},
    booktitle = {{Audio Mostly 2015: 10th Conf. on Interaction with Sound---Sound, Semantics and Social Interaction}},
    organization = {Aristotle University of Thessaloniki},
    publisher = {ACM},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Thessaloniki, Greece},
    month = {Oct.}
    }
  • TouchNoise: A Multitouch Noise Instrument
    N. Al-Kassab and A. Berndt,
    in Works in Audio and Music Technology, A. Berndt, Ed., Dresden, Germany: TUDpress, 2015, pp. 31-57.
    [BibTeX]

    @INCOLLECTION{Berndt:2015:TNM,
    author = {Al-Kassab, N. and Berndt, A.},
    title = {{TouchNoise: A Multitouch Noise Instrument}},
    booktitle = {{Works in Audio and Music Technology}},
    chapter = {2},
    pages = {31--57},
    publisher = {TUDpress},
    year = {2015},
    month = {Sept.},
    address = {Dresden, Germany},
    editor = {Berndt, A.}
    }
  • TouchNoise: A Particle-based Multitouch Noise Modulation Interface
    A. Berndt, N. Al-Kassab, and R. Dachselt
    in Proc. of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2014, London, UK, 2014, pp. 323-326.
    [BibTeX]

    @INPROCEEDINGS{Berndt:2014:TN,
    author = {Berndt, A. and Al-Kassab, N. and Dachselt, R.},
    title = {{TouchNoise: A Particle-based Multitouch Noise Modulation Interface}},
    booktitle = {{Proc. of New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2014}},
    year = {2014},
    publisher = {Goldsmiths, University of London},
    address = {London, UK},
    month = {June},
    pages = {323--326}
    }