Augmenting the Cello

(Freed, Adrian, Francis-Marie Uitti, and Michael Zbyszyński: NIME Paris 2006)

Software and hardware enhancements to an electric 6-string cello are describe with a focus on a new mechanical tuning device, a novel rotary sensor for bow interaction and control strategies to leverage a suite of polyphonic sound processing effects.

Cello, chordophone, FSR, Rotary Absolute Position Encoder, Double Bowing, triple stops, double stops, convolution.