Impact of Source Panning on a Global Metronome in Rhythmic Networked Music Performance

This paper builds on my master's thesis titled 'Performance Interaction Analysis in Networked Music Performance'. I conducted an experiment simulating a networked music performance (NMP) scenario, with participant pairs visually isolated from each other with audio feedback.

Inter-participant latency, metronome, source panning and tempo were controlled as participants played a djembe pattern under different conditions.

Audio recordings and subjective responses were analyzed to understand how source panning impacts the usefulness of a global metronome in rhythmic NMPs.

We published this paper at the International Workshop on the Internet of Sounds at the FRUCT 2020 Conference, winning the 'Best Student Paper' award.