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Soundcool Project: Collaborative Music Creation

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This paper addresses four criteria that the Soundcool project meets: to “be sustainable”, “be future-oriented”, “be transformative” and “be innovative”. Soundcool is a pedagogical and technological project. A brief description of the technology behind Soundcool will be useful for the reader before addressing the four criteria. Soundcool is like a “Lego” for sound; Soundcool is composed of a series of software modules that run on a central computer, or host computer. Each module is sort of a musical instrument; it could be a synthesizer, a sampler, a sound effect processor, etc. these modules can be interconnected in different ways allowing the users, i.e. the students, to create their own arrangements, as we call the module creations and interconnections. Then, each module can be controlled either with the mouse or, what is more interesting, with a mobile device through WiFi. This way, every student can control one or several modules of the whole arrangement from their mobile device contributing to a collaborative and participative experience.


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  • Sound creation
  • Modules
  • Innovative
  • Transformative
  • Sustainable
  • Future-oriented education
  • Music education
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This work is supported by Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation, project 16-AC-2016 and Cátedra Telefónica-UPV 2016-17.

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Robles Mateo, E., Serquera, J., Lloret Romero, N., Sastre Martínez, J. (2018). Soundcool Project: Collaborative Music Creation. In: Auer, M., Guralnick, D., Simonics, I. (eds) Teaching and Learning in a Digital World. ICL 2017. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 715. Springer, Cham.

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