Wood, foam, glass, paper, projection, speakers, camera

protoTable is UC Santa Cruz’s version of the reacTable, an electronic tabletop musical instrument. By manipulating objects, which are visible to a camera inside the table, a performer creates a musical composition in real-time, while also generating images upon the table’s surface. The software, however, can be adapted to control anything a user desires.

The protoTable was unveiled at UC Santa Cruz’s Electronic Music Concert in May, 2009 and now resides in the Electronic Music Studios.

Phil Lamperski: Project leader, software, hardware, musical composition, performer
Rupa Dhillon: Software, sound design, hardware, video editing
Jesse Clark: Hardware, performer, videographer

Inside Prototable