The proliferation of the smart phone around the world in the past 10 years has been quite astonishing. Is commonplace for people of all ages in particular students and teachers to have access to a smart phone. The devices are in effect powerful handheld computers the container number of high-powered processes and on-board sensors that can relay data. Although this data is intended work with the commercially available software and the features of the particular phone it is also possible to access utilise this data and to control performance based software. By using OSC it is possible to capture and route a variety of control data into a networked computer. A software package such as Max/MSP from the developers Cycling 74 has the flexibility to route this data, scale it to appropriate standards and then implement the data in the control of MIDI based hardware or software devices.
Here is my sampling setup: