AES New York 2011

Friday, October 21, 1:30 pm — 2:15 pm (Room: 1E12)

Hot Lunch: Microphone Controller for Vocal FX

Daniel Schlessinger

A prototype vocal microphone has been developed that offers intimate and expressive control over vocal effects. For instance, vocalists can control looping or reverb effects from push buttons on the mic or even pan his/her voice between a pair of outputs simply by moving the mic. With this prototype, our idea is to put controls where the vocalist can easily reach them, letting them map the buttons and fader and motion sensors via MIDI to any outboard effects unit of their choice. Without being tied to a foot pedal or having to reach down to the front panel of an effects box, the artists are provided with additional creative possibilities with a complete freedom on stage to control their sound.

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