Andrew McPherson on 6 June: TouchKeys: capacitive multi-touch musical keyboard

Join us on Thursday 6 June, Andrew McPherson from the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London will be talking about TouchKeys, a capactive multi-touch musical keyboard.

Where: Troyganic Café, 132 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DY

When: 6 June 2013, 7.30pm

Andrew McPherson - Capactive multi-touch musical keyboard

The TouchKeys are a DIY sensor kit for adding multi-touch sensing to any piano keyboard. Capacitive sensor overlays measure the XY position and contact area of the fingers on the key surfaces (up to 3 touches per key). Touch data can be flexibly mapped by OSC and MIDI, creating a wide variety of new expressive capabilities including vibrato and pitch bends on each note, real-time control of timbre, or microtonal tunings. This event will combine a presentation/demo of the TouchKeys capabilities with a hands-on hacking session to develop new uses for the sensor data.

More information and demo videos can be found at

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10 years ago

[…] SPEAKERS Andrew McPherson, who recently successfully reached his goal to fund the production of TouchKeys. Andrew raised £46k out of his £30k target. You can find the project here on […]

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