Bearcat is an electronic noise instrument. It is a light sensitive controller paired with a software instrument built in Max/MSP. This instrument outputs glitches, drones, and broken beats. Bearcat allows the user to load eight of their own audio samples onto the instrument. The sound samples are accessed by buttons on the controller.

The user modifies the sound samples using hand gestures in the air that hovers above the Bearcat controller. The hand gestures affect values received by the light-reactive sensors on the controller. Those value changes modify samples into textural glitches and drones.

William Cohen
UX • UI • HCI • IA Philadelphia, PA