moForte will be giving a talk for the AES San Francisco section on Thursday April 18! The talk with be at CCRMA at 7:00pm. Here is the abstract. The AES announcement is at the bottom.
Current State of Physically Modeled Musical Instruments on Handheld Mobile Devices.
Pat Scandalis (CTO, acting CEO)
Dr. Julius O. Smith III (Consulting Founder)
Nick Porcaro (Chief Scientist)
Handheld mobile computing devices are now ubiquitous. These devices are powerful, connected and equipped with a variety of sensors. Their pervasiveness has created an opportunity to realize parametrically controlled, physically modeled, virtual musical instruments.
moForte inc was founded to develop a line of sonic and musical applications for handheld devices. We are currently developing “moForte Guitar” which is an application for mobile devices that models the guitar family of instruments and enables everyone to experience what its like to play these instruments.
We will provide a brief history of physically modeled musical instruments and the platforms that these models have been run on. We will also give an overview of what is currently possible on handheld mobile devices.