The daïs is an open source new interface for musical expression (NIME). The daïs main feature is a disk that is suspended using elastic string. The instrument is played by pushing down and moving the disk around. The position and angle of the disk is captured by sensors and can be used to control sound synthesis algorithms or effect.
Multiple parameters to be controlled with a single movement, and the gestures afforded by the instrument produce a performative playing style. The disk is haptically enabled using vibrotactile transducers that facilitate an intimate playing experience.
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