Air then vibrates inside the instrument, which produces a sound.
Brass instruments include trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, cornet, and bugle.
A set of initial design criteria which guided development were identified.
In order to refine these criteria and better understand the impact that using these virtual instruments has on musicians' music-making, a series of user studies were conducted.
The approach has been to use participatory design techniques to develop a series of virtual instruments for use in live performance and then to examine closely the experiences of musicians who use them.
An interaction design strategy which uses simulated physical models to mediate between the sounds produced by acoustic instruments and computer generated sounds and visuals has been developed.The strings may be plucked, as in a guitar or harp; bowed, as with a cello or a violin; or struck, as with a dulcimer.This creates a vibration that causes a unique sound.A number of expert musicians used the virtual instruments and discussed their experiences.These sessions were video-recorded, transcribed and analysed using grounded theory techniques.Is it a string instrument or a percussion instrument? Brass instruments are made of brass or some other metal and make sound when air is blown inside.The musician's lips must buzz, as though making a "raspberry" noise against the mouthpiece.In this approach, a simple physical system is modelled in software and characteristics of acoustic sounds are mapped to forces and other parameters which affect the model.In response the model moves in ways that are physically realistic.If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box.Contact us if you experience any difficulty logging in.