An Augmented Guitar with Active Acoustics

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

The 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Music Technology Research Group, Dept. of Computer Science, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland (2015)

ISBN:

9-7809-92746629

URL:

http://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/smc15/

Keywords:

Active acoustics, Augmented Instrument, Guitar Sound processing, Live electronics, Structure-borne sound

Abstract:

The present article describes and discusses an acoustic guitar augmented with structure-borne sound drivers attached on its soundboard. The sound drivers enable to
drive electronic sounds into the guitar, transforming the soundboard into a loudspeaker and building a second layer of sonic activity on the instrument. The article presents the system implementation and its associated design process, as well as a set of sonic augmentations. The sound aesthetics of augmented acoustic instruments are discussed and compared to instruments comprising separate loudspeakers.
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