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Sound Blocks

Sound Blocks

Andreas Refsgaard, John Ferreira & Alejandra Molina

Category : GENERAL
By Andreas Refsgaard, John Ferreira & Alejandra Molina (Denmark)

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ANDREAS REFSGAARD, JOHN FERREIRA & ALEJANDRA MOLINA

Former students at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

What did you create?

Sound Blocks allows people to learn how with a few parameters we can create new sounds, and, if desired, imitate real world sounds. It does this by letting the user control waveform, sound decay or wave length and volume of three channels, all mixed together.

Why did you make it?

Sound blocks first and foremost was created as a tool to experiment with sound, it is playful and engaging. The goal is to help children and people of all ages better understand the basic elements that make up a sound.

How did you make it?

The project is made using Ardunio and Ableton Live. The team’s learnings were plentiful. They learnt a great deal about what sound is and the factors that make sound and musical sound exist. On the physical computing side they learnt about circuitry and using resistances to differentiate objects.