|Virtual Musical Instruments|
|So, what is a Virtual Musical Instrument (VMI)?|
|1||Axel Mulder's 1994 article "Virtual Musical Instruments: Accessing the Sound Synthesis Universe as a Performer", considers a VMI as an instrument capable of mapping any type of physical gesture or mouvement to any class of sounds.
|2||Vesa Välimäki and Taio Takala's 1996 article "Virtual Musical Instruments - Natural sound using physical models" (Organised Sound 1(2): 75-86), considers a VMI from a sound synthesis perspective, mainly physical modelling techniques.
|3||Philippe Depalle et al. 1997 article "Intruments Virtuels: Les vertues du possible" (Résonance 12, Sept. 97: 5-8, IRCAM) and also Joseph Butch Rovan et. al "Instrumental Gestural Mapping Strategies as Expressivity Determinants in Computer Music Performance", consider a VMI as one in which the gestural interface is independent from the sound synthesis unit (mainly based on A. Mulder's and R. Vertegaal's previous work).