The Invisible Carnival: An Ecosystem of Custom Laser Controlled Devices - Final Paper
The project aims to create a visual ecosystem of analogue devices that will be used by Fortuno (the artistic name of the author) in live performances and during production. Through the development of two MIDI laser controlled devices, the artist will be able to use lasers to control various parameters of the sound. The project also aims to demonstrate Fortuno’s capabilities as a sound designer, an artist, a sound engineer, and a live engineer. Hence, he will use these devices for his electronic production and then utilize the sounds in his set. An Arduino microchip will be used to program the laser response for each device. The laser MIDI controller will be created mainly through the use of programing using C++/Arduino. Each device will be molded separately with different types of casings used. Each device will be tested and then implemented in the sound and image of Fortuno. Ultimately, making him stand out as a unique Dj and musician.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
MIDI; music sound design; live performance; digital production; electronic production; C++; Microchip; ecosystem
Project Components: project video (.mp4), reflection paper (.pdf), presentation (.pdf), performance video (.mp4), demo (.mp4).
Pablo Gomez, Juan. “The Invisible Carnival: An Ecosystem of Custom Laser Controlled Devices - Final Paper.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2021. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/290.