|Gestural Capture Techniques|
An attempt has been made at IRCAM to generate a classification of the most common sensors according to these categories. The result is shown in a web page available from the IRCAM Pedagogy department; it is intended as an aid for composers seeking to work with gestural capture at IRCAM.
We consider these techniques as direct gestural acquisition, since one is capturing the actual physical gesture or movement through the sensors.
Although it is usually harder to perform than direct acquisition -- expensive processing power, complicated algorithms necessary to identify different gestures, etc. -- indirect acquisition has the potential to give a better result than direct acquisition, since the sound contains the whole gestural information that caused it.
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