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Basic Interaction Demonstrated PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andhi Pabst   
Sunday, 09 December 2007 00:32

We shot a demonstration video showing the basic interaction with the tangible user interface of timbap. Be prepared for some audio playback as soon as the DJ starts the playback of a track.

The shown features include:

* Switching between browsing and playback
* Scratching, skipping and cueing of tracks
* Using the tone arm to position in the cloud of artist name initials


timbap beta 0.5.1 released - stable and platform-independent PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andhi Pabst   
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 00:57

This is the first stable release of timbap - a platform-independent application for augmented DJing. The timbap visualizer has been re-implemented from scratch and is now independent from any operating systems or specific runtimes. It only requires Java 1.5.

For vinyl control, we still include a VST plugin that is powered by the MsPinky SDK and works with both MsPinky and Torq control vinyl. The VST plugin hasn't changed a lot. However, we also package a Mac OS X version now.

==> Download timbap beta 0.5.1 release

In the early access version, audio playback in Mac OS X was broken. This is fixed in the currently downloadable version. There is also a hotfix available that includes the fixed VST plugin for Mac OS X only .

What is timbap and why should I care? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andhi Pabst   
Friday, 24 August 2007 23:24

TIMBAP is a new solution for the digital DJ, developed by students and assistants of the University of Ulm. It provides a rugged tangible interface for browsing your music collection AND manipulating playback by scratching, pitching, skipping etc. Like many others it is based on an acoustic timecode signal recorded to vinyl records. In contrast to existing digital solutions however, it completely releases the DJ from mouse, keyboard and monitor. Instead it relies on physical interaction with the standard club turntable only.

No laptop, no mouse and no keyboard required

The rotation of the turntable serves as a means for scrolling through the music collection automatically. The user stays in control though and can always intervene manually - for example by holding the record or winding it back. In order to provide goal-oriented search, we also support a direct absolute positioning using the tone arm.