Accessible Groove Pizza
The current version of this prototype is available free online. It works best in Chrome.
This project is a prototype version of the NYU Groove Pizza that supports keyboard input with customizable key mappings, text-to-speech/sonification output, swappable color palettes, and more. It is meant to be usable with limited or no vision.
fn + UP_ARROW / DOWN_ARROW - Switch between different mappings
TAB - Toggle between interface elements (instructions, tempo, number of slices) and use ARROW keys on selected element.
SPACE - Start/Stop
'+' / '-' - Iterate through audio settings.
- Practice Mode - Screenreader (text-to-speech) is turned on and music volume is lowered.
- Sonification - Most text-to-speech is replaced with tones.
- Performance - All non-music sounds silenced and music turned to full volume.
This mapping makes it easy to differentiate between eighth notes and sixteenth-note offbeats.
1 - Switch drum sets
- Q - 16-bit
- A - Rock Drums
- W - Bongos
2 - Toggle inner layer (Usually high-pitched drum)
3 - Toggle middle layer (Usually middle-pitched drum)
4 - Toggle outer layer (Usually low-pitched drum)
- Q to I - Odd number slice (quarter/eigth notes)
- A to K - Even number slice (sixteenth notes)
- ENTER - Toggle on/off a node
- Hold SHIFT to select and toggle
16th (In progress)
This mapping makes it easy to control notes relative to the position in the measure.
1 - 16th grouping 1
- D F G H - 1 2 3 4 ("1-ee-and-ah")
2 - 16th grouping 2
- D F G H - 5 6 7 8 ("1-ee-and-ah")
3 - 16th grouping 3
- D F G H - 9 10 11 12 ("1-ee-and-ah")
4 - 16th grouping 4
- D F G H - 13 14 15 16
After downloading, simply navigate to the source directory and fire up an HTML server.
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer Serving HTTP on 0.0.0.0 port 8000 ...
This prototype is built on top of the following libraries:
Physical Groove Pizza
We have begun working on a tangible version of the instrument using Reactivision. Code is stored in the tangible folder.