Prynth Programmable Digital Musical Instrument

Participants: Ivan Franco
Marcelo M. Wanderley (supervisor)
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Funding: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
Project Type: Hardware/Software Framework
Time Period: Sept. 2015–Present. (Ongoing.)

Project Description

Prynth are programmable sound synthesizers powered by single-board computers. They combine the advantages of dedicated hardware with the flexibility of programming. This project’s goal is to offer freely accessible technologies to create new self-contained DMIs instruments.

More Information

For more information, please refer to the Prynth website.



Ivan Franco and Marcelo  M. Wanderley. "The Mitt: Case Study in the Design of a Self-contained Digital Music Instrument". In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), 2016.


Ivan Franco and Marcelo  M. Wanderley. "Practical Evaluation of Synthesis Performance on the BeagleBone Black". In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2015.