We present WhammyPhone, a novel audio interface that supports physical manipulation of digital audio through bend gestures. WhammyPhone combines a high-resolution flexible display, bend sensors, and a set of intuitive interaction techniques that enable novice users to manipulate sound in a tangible fashion. With WhammyPhone, bend gestures can control both discrete (e.g. triggering a note) and continuous parameters (e.g. pitch bend). We showcase application scenarios that leverage the unique input modalities of WhammyPhone and discuss its potential for digital audio manipulation.
Antonio Gomes, Lahiru Priyadarshana, Juan Pablo Carrascal, and Roel Vertegaal. 2016. WhammyPhone: Exploring Tangible Audio Manipulation Using Bend Input on a Flexible Smartphone. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’16 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 159-161. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2984751.2985742