The Half-Physler is a hybrid acoustic-virtual single reed instrument, where a virtual tube is coupled to a real mouthpiece with a vibrating clarinet reed. We presented this instrument at this year’s NIME 2019 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil.


  • Hofmann, A., Chatziioannou, V., Schmutzhard, S., Erdoğan, G., & Mayer, A. (2019). The Half-Physler: An oscillating real-time interface to a tube resonator model. In Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2019 (Porto Allegre, BR: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

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