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date: 18 January 2021

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With the rise of smart devices, music tools are taking a similar flight. Meanwhile, the notion of interactivity is ever changing and deepening. This chapter discusses the nature of tools for musical creation and control, and how they affect our way of creating and perceiving music as an interactive rather than a static medium. The chapter provides a basic overview of the types of tools available, of their history, and of current trends. In addition, the kinds of interactions users have with them are discussed, such as haptic or gestural interaction. The chapter concludes with a discussion on various techniques, methods, and approaches to creating interactive music and sound in general.

Keywords: tools, music tools, interactive audio, adaptive music, gestural, haptic

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