Collidoscope is an interactive, collaborative sound installation and musical instrument (granular synthesizer)
that allows participants to seamlessly record, manipulate, explore and perform real-world sounds.
It is designed for both amateurs and professional musicians.
Collidsocope massively drives on the research conducted at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London
in real-time sound processing and synthesis, hardware design, physical computing, UI design, designing for interaction,
accessibility and collaboration.
The granular synthesis engine is based on Ross Becina's paper Implementing Real-Time Granular Synthesis, on the
TGrains Unit Generator of the SuperCollider language and on the Cross-modal DAW Prototype developed in the EPSRC
funded project Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)
Collidoscope was funded by the EPCRC Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) Platform Grant (EP/K009559/1) and the
EPSRC Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC) grant (EP/J017205/1).
The Downloads section contains:
- The software binary you need to run Collidoscope, released under GPL license
- The introduction guide to get you started with Collidoscope and to get an overview of its inner architecture