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Custom-made Interactive System

For: academic research advertisements art therapy etc.
Using: audio volume brightness speed size time color etc.

macos macOS 10.7 or later
macos Windows 7 or later

I can make interactive systems specialised in generating sound/music based on algorithms or reacting to movement, scenery, color, etc. It could be applied to any purpose such as academic research, education, art therapy, stage effects, game, ads or whatever. Flexibly available to be modified according to what you need.

Notes
There are some combinations unavailable due to patent rights in certain countries.

Examples

MovementSound

A camera detects movement and transforms it into sound. It makes sound only when something is moving, and the pitch and volume depend on how fast it moves. It's a good idea to use it for dance which enables the dancer to adapt sound/music for a dance - the opposite of common ways. You don't need anyone to play sound/music as the system runs automatically.

Scenery LightSound

A camera detects objects and transforms them into sound. It makes sound only when there is/are object(s), and the tone and volume depend on color and brightness of every object. The bigger the object is, the lower the sound becomes. It's a good idea to use it for the scenery seen from a train/vehicle window or a boat traveling on a river.

Season Time Sound MovementSound

Binaryosphere is a software that emulates "nature (an ecosystem)" - sound of rain, wind, waves, waterfall, thunder, and imaginary creatures reacting to the movement of people as well as according to time, temperature, humidity of the day, and seasons - which means the sound will be always different, just like real nature. It runs anywhere there is a macOS or Windows computer with speakers and a camera(s) connected. At your shop, school, office, on stage, home - wherever you want. Every sound is generated by internal synthesizers and no recording is used.

Order of objectsMusic

Miohata is a software that turns something such as a wall or a table into an instrument. By recording a sound of any object around you and placing it on a cell of a table, Miohata recognises the object and starts making sound as a light belt comes along with the sound you have just recorded. Miohata has several tracks that can deal with different sounds at different times. The word "Miohata" stands for "320" in traditional Japanese math - there are 320 cells consist of 2 bars of 16 beats when divided by 10 tracks. It runs anywhere there is a wall or table, and a macOS or Windows computer with speakers and a camera(s) connected. At your shop, school, office, on stage, home - wherever you want.

AnnouncementSimulateSound

This is a software aimed at training disaster warning announcement which reproduces what listeners (people evacuating) actually hear by simulating speaker properties, decay, reflection, ambience, and being indoors.

There are disaster warning systems for each local area in Japan, which does not really reach the inhabitants sometimes because of being far away from the speaker, being indoors, lots of reflections caused by buildings and mountains, and some noise such as rain or construction works. But it is known that changing the way the announcer speaks will improve conveying more accurate information and save more lives from disaster. To make it possible, the first thing is to know how the inhabitants actually hear the announcer's voice, which the simulator is aiming for.

Features
  • Choose and play a background soundscape (rain, construction works, etc.)
  • Choose and play a single tone (chime, etc.)
  • Play a siren
  • Choose and play announcement recording
  • Record and play announcement
  • Set a frequency property of a simulated speaker
  • Set a baseline of decay simulation (distance from the speaker [m] and sound pressure level [dB SPL])
  • Simulate delay of direct sound from the speaker to the listener
  • Simulate reflection and delay caused by buildings or terrains (5 paths)
  • Simulate sound while being indoors (JIS A 4706 T-1 class transmission loss)
  • This system was presented in the following conference.
  • 2016年3月9日 日本音響学会2016年春季研究発表会 スペシャルセッション災害等/騒音振動/建築音響/電気音響/聴覚/音バリアフリー [災害等非常時屋外拡声システムに関する最近の研究動向] 発話音声分析 1-9-16 防災放送のアナウンス訓練システムの実用化◯土田義郎(金沢工大)
  • This system is based on the PureData patch published in the following documents, requested from Kanazawa Institute of Technology. (Japanese)

    ○土田義郎:防災放送の訓練システムに関する基礎的検討,日本建築学会大会 学術講演会梗概集,VOL.防火,435-436, 2013/08/30.

    ○土田義郎:超巨大災害発生時の避難勧告・指示の効果的情報伝達対策,シンポジウム「南海トラフ巨大災害の防災対策について」,金沢工業大学地域防災環境科学研究所,32-33,2014/09/27.

    What You Need

    If you would like a complete package including a computer and some sensors (if applicable), basically you will need nothing except a power supply. If you only need the software (you are going to use your own computer to run the system), you will need to meet the following system requirements:
    macos macOS
  • Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • Multicore processor
  • 2 GB or greater RAM
  • 1024×768 or larger display
  • windows Windows
  • PC with Windows 7 or later
  • Multicore processor
  • 2 GB or greater RAM
  • 1024×768 or larger display
  • Payment Methods

    Credit / Debit Card
    The following credit or debit cards are accepted:
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Maestro
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • PayPal

  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • PayPal balance
  • Bank transfer
  • Bank Transfer

    From Europe
    iDEAL, Sofort or IBAN
    From Japan
    Transfer to Japanese bank account

    About payment

    Custom-made

    Price Various according to a project
    Additional fees Credit card: 4.6% of the item price
    PayPal (credit card): 8.7% of the item price
    PayPal (bank transfer): 7.4% of the item price
    Shipping: none
    When to pay 40% upfront of the total cost except shipping cost: before production
    The rest 60%: before the end of the next month of production
    When to get delivered Various according to a project
    Return / refund

    If notified no later than 30 days since the delivery and initial malfunction is found: Either repair or refund is possible

    If later than 30 days or no initial malfuction is found: not refundable

    Lease

    Price Various according to the system, duration and location
    Additional fees Credit card: 4.6% of the item price
    PayPal (credit card): 8.7% of the item price
    PayPal (bank transfer): 7.4% of the item price
    Shipping: none
    Payment methods Credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
    When to pay Before 3 days prior to the booking
    When to get delivered The time of appointment
    Return / refund If notified before 24 hours prior to the appointment: refundable
    After 24 hours prior to the appointment: not refundable

    FAQs

    Q What's the "system" exactly?

    A I mean a core software itself. When camera(s), speaker(s), or sensor(s) are used, they are considered to be a part of the "system".
    Q Who is it for?

    A It's for almost everyone who needs the system such as a school teacher who is looking for a new way to teach math or science (and of course music) using sound, a dancer who needs virtual musicians for his/her performance, a restaurant manager who is trying to attract some interest by interactive music reacting to weather and season, a solo musician who needs obedient players to perform songs with - and a lot more.
    Q Will you make international deals?

    A Yes. In that case, we need to contact each other completely online and you will need to setup system(s) yourself. Total dues can be variable according to tax conditions.
    Q Is it easy to use?

    A If you are able to send email with a computer, yes. The system will be simplified and works just like a software when it is passed to you.
    Q What software do you use to make the system?

    A Cycling '74 Max.

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