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Haptic techniques for browsing sound maps organized by similarity

Abstract : This demo paper showcases haptic techniques for browsing sound maps organized by content-based similarity. Our system Freesound Tracker forks the Freesound Explorer application inside a web browser augmented with haptic capabilities using the Chai3d library that we modified to support Haply haptic devices, ours configured with a 2-DOF pantograph mechanism. A first technique enhances the exploratory navigation of sound maps by adding physical effects, such as: magnetizing the pointer to its closest sound item, rendering viscosity when hovering items. A second technique assists loop-based musical creation by having user-defined sound paths followed by the force-feedback pointing device.
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Christian Frisson, Colin Gallacher, Marcelo Wanderley. Haptic techniques for browsing sound maps organized by similarity. International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design - HAID2019, Mar 2019, Lille, France. ⟨hal-02050235⟩



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