Prynth: A Framework for Self-contained Digital Music Instruments

  • Ivan FrancoEmail author
  • Marcelo M. Wanderley
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10525)


Digital Music Instruments (DMI) are usually composed of a gestural controller connected to a general-purpose computer. Recent developments in embedded computing facilitate new self-contained designs, where gestural interface and processing unit are integrated. These new instruments are possibly more focused on the musical activity, while maintaining many of the technical and creative capabilities of computer systems. In this context we have developed Prynth, a framework for rapid development that addresses important technical and usability features to support self-contained instruments. We also present “The Mitt”, an instrument with a tangible interface that captures high-resolution finger gestures and a first test of an implementation using the Prynth framework.


Digital music instrument Embedded systems Granular synthesis BeagleBone Black SuperCollider 



Gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IDMIL/CIRMMTMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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