Personal Orchestra Documentation


Personal Orchestra 1 (Installed at The House of Music in Vienna, Austria in 2000)
  • First Personal Orchestra exhibit
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra recordings
  • Uses Buchla Baton, like PO3
  • Recognices simple up-down gestures
  • One computer for gesture recognition, another one for media reproduction
  • No realtime time stretching, uses many pre-timestretched tracks, and switches between them at runtime

Personal Orchestra 2 (Installed at The Children's Museum in Boston, USA in 2003)
  • Realtime time stretching
  • Designed for children
  • No real gesture recognition, only looks at the speed of the baton
  • Completely new code base

Personal Orchestra 3 (Installed at The Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Milwaukee, USA in 2006)
  • Much improved time stretching
  • Adaptive gesture recognition, which can switch between wiggle/up down/4beat legato gestures
  • Completely new code base, very modular

Personal Orchestra Lite (Technical demo using Eric's Semantic Time Framework v2)
  • Very low latency
  • Much less code, as STF2 does a lot more than STF1
    • Another reason is, of course, that this version is still only a demo ;-)

Personal Orchestra 6
  • installed at Haus der Musik, Vienna as a update to PO1 in fullHD resolution with new recordings
  • used together with the MICON note stand
  • Zubin Metha gives helpful advice before conducting
  • subtitles
  • helps the conductor at the beginning of the piece
  • complete recode of the main application, separated the input plug-ins.
  • deployment on MacOsX 10.5.8

Personal Orchestra 7
  • Installed at the Technopolis childrens' science museum, Belgium in September 2009.
  • slightly modified PO3 code base.
  • deployment on MacOsX 10.5.8

Personal Orchestra 13
  • Installed at the House of Music in Vienna in 2014 where it replaced PO6
  • Installed at the Casa de la Musica in Puebla (three parallel installations)
  • Major rewrite of large parts of the code
    • QuickTime was removed entirely, video playback is now handled by AVFoundation and CoreMedia
    • All code was made 64bit compatible
    • All code was made to adopt ARC for memory management
    • The Buchla Baton was replaced by a passive baton (reflective marker) being tracked by an OptiTrack Flex 3 mo-cap camera
  • deployment on OS X 10.9.4
The documentation for PO13 is located on oliver in the "Research Projects/Personal Orchestra/PO13" folder
To upload files used in this PO Doc, you can use this Internal File Gallery, so only i10-users can see or download the files.

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