Projects: CASM/CYBRID

The building at the University of Plymouth

CYBRID is the name given to then Arch-OS/Cybrid project based at the University of Plymouth. This incarnation of the CASM system was commission as part of the built of the new premises used to house the computer science department.

A matrix of speakers was built into the fabric of the interior space itself allowing for intense localisation of sound. A similar hardware system was created and custom software was generated to control the system. The client software (CASMclient) is available to researchers, artists and musician and for commisions by the Institute of Digital Arts and Technology (i-DAT) to allow creative people to produce site-specific soundscapes.

This second version of the CASM system represents some major advances in complexity and design - most notable is its handling of sounds in a 3D geography, defined by the precise coordinates of the speakers arranged around the building. Furthermore, this installation has a thorough scheduler, allowing users to compose audio interventions at any time in the future using the newly written CASMclient.

The Cybrid CASM is a permanent installation.

Photos by Adrian Ward

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The CASM client software used to control the system

Detail of the client software

The 3D editor used to sequence the sounds in space

Detail of the 3D software

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