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h1. Overview
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Collidoscope is an interactive, collaborative *sound installation* and *musical instrument* (granular synthesizer) 
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that allows participants to seamlessly record, manipulate, explore and perform real-world sounds. 
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It is designed for both *amateurs and professional musicians*.
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Collidsocope massively drives on the *research* conducted at the "Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London":http://c4dm.eecs.qmul.ac.uk
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in real-time sound processing and synthesis, hardware design, physical computing, UI design, designing for interaction,
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accessibility and collaboration.
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The *granular synthesis engine* is based on Ross Becina's paper "Implementing Real-Time Granular Synthesis":http://www.cs.au.dk/~dsound/DigitalAudio.dir/Papers/BencinaAudioAnecdotes310801.pdf, on the 
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"TGrains Unit Generator":http://doc.sccode.org/Classes/TGrains.html of the SuperCollider language and on the "Cross-modal DAW Prototype":https://code.soundsoftware.ac.uk/projects/cmdp developed in the EPSRC
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funded project Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration ("DePIC":http://depic.eecs.qmul.ac.uk)
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Collidoscope was funded by the EPCRC Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) Platform Grant (EP/K009559/1) and the 
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EPSRC Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)  grant (EP/J017205/1).
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This repository contains all you need to build your own Collidoscope unit.
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The "Downloads section":https://code.soundsoftware.ac.uk/projects/opencollidoscope/files contains:
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* The software binary you need to run Collidoscope, released under GPL license
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* The introduction guide to get you started with Collidoscope and to get an overview of its inner architecture