You want to play the drums, but you don't know how.... The Beatbox can help!!!
To find out more, read on!
The Beatbox is a real time voice-to-drum synthesizer intended primarily for the entertainment of small children. It accepts speech input limited to a small dictionary of sounds the system is pre-trained to recognize. Each sound in the dictionary has a pre-determined corresponding drumbeat, which is then played back to the user. In this manner, someone without knowledge of the drums can effectively “play” the instrument with his/her mouth.
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The Beatbox was developed by three Penn Engineering '06 undergraduates, Priyadarshini Routh (CSE), Aryeh Levine (ESE) and Raphael Levy (ESE) as part of their year-long Senior Design Project, under the supervision of Prof. Lawrence K. Saul (CIS).