The Augmented Instruments Laboratory

The Augmented Instruments Laboratory is part of the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London. Founded in 2011, the lab is led by Andrew McPherson and includes members and collaborators from across C4DM, including PhD students on the QMUL Media and Arts Technology programme.

The lab has received funding from EPSRC, AHRC, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Queen Mary Innovation. In addition to its research and performance activities, it has launched two successful Kickstarter campaigns leading to spinout companies: TouchKeys (Kickstarter; website) and Bela (Kickstarter; website).

Latest Lab News

October 23, 2019

Visit from Heart n Soul SoundLab

Visitors from Heart n Soul's SoundLab project came to the Augmented Instruments Lab

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September 16, 2019

Trill Touch Sensors on Kickstarter

Precise, easy-to-use touch sensors for makers from the Bela team.

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August 08, 2019

Absurd Musical Interfaces Hackathon

A hackathon around the themes of absurd musical interfaces, questionable sonic interactions and unworkable music designs.

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