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Gestural Sound Toolkit

Toolkit in Max/MSP for easy and fast gesture-to-sound scenario prototyping.


Clone the repo:

git clone --depth=1

The toolkit heavily relies on the MuBu lib developed by the ISMM team at IRCAM. This a Max/MSP library that is free (only to register to the IRCAM forum [spam-free]):

Note for Windows' users: you need to install Visual Studio 2015 Redistributable Package to have MuBu working!

Once downloaded, add the Mubu library into the ext-libs folder within the GST.

Last step: in MaxMSP add all the toolkit to your file preferences: Options > File Preferences > +


This toolkit has been designed and implemented in order to investigate research questions on sonic interaction design, and led to a publication at the CHI 2015 conference. If you use the toolkit in your research or teaching, please credit our work:

Caramiaux, Baptiste, Altavilla, Alessandro, Pobiner, Scott and Tanaka, Atau. "Form Follows Sound: Designing Interactions from Sonic Memories". In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. pp. 3943-3952. 2015 (


GST has been developed as part of the MetaGestureMusic project, which received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n. FP7-283771.

Original authors: Baptiste Caramiaux, Alessandro Altavilla


Gestural Sound Toolkit in Max/MSP for easy and fast Gesture-to-Sound scenario prototyping






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