Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science, Toronto, Canada
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the validity and practicality of using a MIDI wind controller in instrumental performance research. Typical methodology for wind instrument performance research includes at least one expert judge repeatedly listening to randomized performances and scoring them for pitch and rhythmic accuracy. In addition to being very time-intensive, this process is subject to human error. Because MIDI wind controllers collect digital data, the scoring process for this data could become more accurate and faster. Specifically, this study examined correlations between performances of the same passages played by the same performers on a wind controller and played on a saxophone or clarinet, for pitch and rhythmic accuracy. Additional data analysis examined breath control (dynamics) on the wind controller.
Stambaugh, Laura A..
"An Examination of a MIDI Wind Controller for Use in Instrumental Research."
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science, Toronto, Canada, Aaron Williamon, Darryl Edwards, and Lee Bartel (Ed.) Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).
source: http://performancescience.org/conference/isps2011/ isbn: 978-2-9601-3780-4