The visSynth is a synthesizer which is remotely controlled by physical movement. Inspired by Leo Termen’s Theremin, it allows the user to adjust the tone of the sound, plus handle two filters: cutoff and decay.

The first stage of this project ended successfully: the development started in 2007, it was tested and evaluated, and the results were published in 2009 (IMCSIT09, see below). The second stage has just begun: various versions are going to be developed, using various video-image processing techniques and the results are going to be compared.

visSynth is a project by Evangelos Kapros and Konstantinos Raptis.

A screenshot taken during development:


visSynth screenshot

A video taken during development:

visSynth from Evangelos Kapros on Vimeo.

Relevant installation and publications:

An Audiovisual Virtual Interface

E. Kapros, K. Raptis, Proceedings of the International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology 2009, October 12–14, 2009. Mragowo, Poland. [pdf]

Physical and Remote Control of Audial Parametres via Video

E. Kapros, K. Raptis, Degree Thesis, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, 2007 (in greek; contains abstract in english) [pdf]

  • Download the .jar applet [jar]
  • Download the instructions manual in english [pdf]
  • Download the demonstration video [avi]

A Video-Controlled Synthesizer

E. Kapros, K. Raptis, Installation, Mathemartics Conference, Samos, April 2007

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