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Bachelors of Science (BS)
Music is frequently used to convey emotions and conditions that are otherwise difficult to explain. For many music creators, audio effects play a large role in giving instruments different expressive qualities. This paper presents a slate of audio effects (tone control, tremolo, vibrato, octave-up, and distortion) with sensor-driven parameter controls that allow a user to play music sculpted by environmental characteristics (light, wind, humidity, and temperature). These effects are: light-dependent tone control, wind-dependent tremolo, humidity-dependent vibrato, and temperature-dependent octave-up/distortion. By plugging an electric instrument (e.g., electric guitar or keyboard) into the effects units, a musician is given the ability to sonically convey the state of their surrounding environment.
Brotman-Krass, Jacob, "Design of Environment-Controlled Analog Audio Effects" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1835.
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