From the intersection of computational science and technological speculation,
with boundaries limited only by our ability to imagine what could be.
grow ever smaller. The audience yield-
ed long before I did; the AI and DSP
took care of that. We all find the flow,
in the song, signals, and sensations.
Neural nets of silicon and tissue, syn-
chronizing. Layers of machine intelli-
gence grind on bio-emotion signals
gathered from the audience: their
smiles, open/closed eyes, eye-blinks
and rates, breathing rates, body poses,
and motions. Also infrared blush de-
tection, hi-definition pupil and iris
analysis, even small changes in the
levels of CO2, N2, O2, H2O, and methane
in the room.
right times, to create an “optimal”
performance. What I can’t do physi-
cally, ASI takes care of via real-time
DSP audio effects. I wear a headset
mic anyway, and the audience is far
enough away so they hear and feel
only perfect, emotional ...
As I let it happen, I feel it, or rather,
I don’t feel the itch any more. I am do-
ing the right things. My voice does
what ASI wants it to, so the bio-actua-
tors don’t have to work so hard to steer
me. The differences between what I’m
singing and what the audience hears
That familiar warm burn, actually
more of a sweet pain+itch, guiding me,
into the groove, into …
The Flow …
Just go with it. Sing the song. Don’t
worry about the lyrics. They don’t matter much anyway.
Emotion => Affect => Influence.
The slight scoops into certain notes.
A touch of vocal fry at the ends of key
phrases. Correct pitch, but not that
annoying CyberTune™. Just the right
amount of breathiness at every instant.
Perfect or, actually, maximally influ-
ential prosody. My voice, but not com-
pletely in my control. I sing the song,
sort of. The result: my deep connection
with listeners, and theirs with me…
a ASIBOV = Audience+Singer(Speaker) Influ-
enced Bio-feedback Optimized Voice (ASI for
short). Invented in 2023 by J.R. Coupling at
ARML (Augmented Reality Music Labs), ASI-
BOV uses analysis of emotional signals gath-
ered in real time from an audience to modify
the voice and vocal processing of a singer or
speaker. Voice parameters are automatically
adjusted for optimized emotional effect. “AS-
Ingers” are also called AVeCs.
DOI: 10.1145/3363232 P-Ray*
Cantando con la Corrente
(Singing with Current)
An augmented singer gets some
unexpected feedback from his audience.
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