SoftMRP to feature at NIME 2021

Software emulation of the Magnetic Resonator Piano will be discussed in new paper
Jonathan will present a paper on SoftMRP, his new software emulation of the Magnetic Resonator Piano, at the 2021 edition of NIME (the international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression) in June.

SoftMRP is a Max/MSP patch allowing performers to practise repertoire for MRP (an augmented acoustic piano developed by Andrew McPherson) with basic MIDI equipment when they are away from the instrument itself. Jonathan's paper considers how the development of SoftMRP relates to wider questions around the sustainability and longevity of new instruments, and discusses the benefits and limits of emulation as a way of addressing these.

NIME is the leading international forum for work in the field of new instrumental technologies. This year's edition takes place at NYU Shanghai (and globally online).