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Board # 150 : MAKER: Painting Pitches

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Make It!

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

12

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https://peer.asee.org/27775

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82

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Emily M. Meuer

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Erin A. Kern University of St. Thomas

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Michaela Andrews

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Amanda Tenhoff University of St. Thomas

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Amanda Tenhoff is an undergraduate student at the University of St. Thomas, majoring in mechanical engineering. She is a research student in the Playful Learning Lab.

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Kristen Andrews University of St. Thomas

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Paige Huschka Playful Learning Lab

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Elena M Ryan

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Luke Tozour

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AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas University of St. Thomas

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AnnMarie Thomas is a professor in the School of Engineering and the College of Business at the University of St. Thomas where she is the co-founder of the UST Center for Engineering Education. Her research group, the Playful Learning Lab, focuses on engineering and design education for learners of all ages.

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Abstract

The following paper presents a system for creating real-time visuals based on multiple simultaneous vocal inputs. The goal of this work is to augment live musical performances by visually conveying the spirit and structure of the piece. Using the Processing programming language, sounds are analyzed and return pitch and amplitude as numerical values. Visuals representing pitch and amplitude for each of the musicians are created in real-time and are projected concurrently with the live musical performance. This process is demonstrated by work presented here with a professional 8-voice ensemble. As part of this project, a library of functions is being created and shared to allow others to implement similar productions.

Meuer, E. M., & Kern, E. A., & Andrews, M., & Tenhoff, A., & Andrews, K., & Huschka, P., & Ryan, E. M., & Tozour, L., & Thomas, A. P. (2017, June), Board # 150 : MAKER: Painting Pitches Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27775

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