Human Interface Devices

There are many off-the-shelf Human Interface Devices (HIDs) which can serve as musical controllers. While some of them are not up to the standards needed for musical performance, in terms of latency and resolution, many standard USB HIDs perform quite well as controllers. Devices notable for their performance include gaming controllers such as gaming mice and joysticks; and tablets. These types of devices can be used with Pd with low latency and very high resolution. For example, USB optical mice can provide 4000 DPI every 5ms.

Hans-Christoph Steiner 2005-04-25