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Re: Octophonic sound system

  Woohoo!, That sounds like a blast!  What a great idea!  I'd love one!
wish I could reply more, but am going out of town for a couple of days and
am on my way out as we speak.  Talk with all of you soon...   



At 04:46 PM 6/28/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Cool stuff, Richard!  Inspiring to hear about it!
>A pan control seems to be a problem in general for immersive sound 
>I suppose there's probably a better word than "panning" since we mean
>placement in 3-space.  Maybe a joystick with a pot on the stick's top.
>Moving the stick from side to side and forward to back places the sound in
>2-space; twisting the stick (or rather the pot on top of the stick) 
>the "altitude" of the sound.
>For a live performance, I've thought about a more visually appealing 
>interface -- The performer stands (or sits) in a space analogous to the
>house.  He or she picks-up a token of some sort (we'll call it a
>"control-egg" for our discussion).  The egg has one or two buttons on it 
>a link (probably wireless) to a control processor.  The performer also
>selects a particular channel of sound to control.  When one button on the
>egg is pressed, the 3-space location of the selected sound follows the
>location of the egg.  For example, as the performer moves the egg in a
>circle, the sound pans around the room.  Releasing the button "freezes" 
>sound at that location.  This controller is similar to a Buchla Lightning,
>but with an added dimension of control.
>Great fun could be had (I suspect) by building an "industrial strength"
>control egg and tossing it to the audience.
>Dennis Leas


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