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ARLooper: A Mobile AR Application for Collaborative Sound Recording and Performance

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Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music (CMMR 2019)

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This paper introduces ARLooper, an AR-based iOS application for multi-user sound recording and performance, that aims to explore the possibility of using mobile AR technology in creating novel musical interfaces and collaborative audiovisual experience. ARLooper allows the user to record sound through microphones in mobile devices and, at the same time, visualizes and places recorded sounds as 3D waveforms in an AR space. The user can play, modify, and loop the recorded sounds with several audio filters attached to them. Since ARLooper generates the world map information through iOS ARKit’s tracking technique called visual-inertial odometry which tracks the real world and a correspondence between real and AR spaces, it enables multiple users to connect to the same AR space by sharing and synchronize the world map data. In this shared AR space, the user can see each other’s 3D waveforms and activities, such as selection and manipulation, as a result, having a potential of collaborative AR performance.

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    https://developer.apple.com/arkit/.

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    https://audiokit.io/.

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    http://www.create.ucsb.edu/.

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Park, S. (2021). ARLooper: A Mobile AR Application for Collaborative Sound Recording and Performance. In: Kronland-Martinet, R., Ystad, S., Aramaki, M. (eds) Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music. CMMR 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 12631. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70210-6_35

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