This page contains supplementary material for my Masters degree project "The Wablet - Scanned Synthesis on a Multi-touch Interface".
This app is now available on the app store:
The Wablet - Robert Tubb
Scanned Synthesis is a way of generating complex tones by scanning an interactive model of a physical vibrating system. Scanned synthesis provides a good solution to some of the main issues in digital musical instrument design, and is particularly well suited to multi-touch screens.In this implementation, animated, vibrating mass-spring networks with a wide variety of configurations can be displayed. These can be manipulated by touching, dragging and altering the orientation of the tablet. Arbitrary scanning paths can be drawn onto the structure using the fingers. The full thesis can be read here.
The Max for Live patch that sends MIDI and control values over wireless is here. Alternatively try the Max standalone version .
the MIDI notes are actually converted to OSC in the patch and then sent to ipad.
So you'll need to
1: connect ipad and computer on same network
2: note your ipads IP address.
3: open up the M4L patch for editing, find the udpsend object and enter the IP address for your pad.
In theory it should now route all incoming notes to the wablet.
I haven't really tested everything on this patch so unpredictable things may happen...
Please report bugs to the email at the bottom of this page.
A few people have reported crashes on startup - apologies! I'm working on it! A new version should be out soon.