Survey-archive Note: This survey questionnaire is for archival purposes only. Responses are not saved. For more information please see the resources listed on the homepage. Url Hello! If you are an active musician, we would like to hear from you about the use of electronic instruments in performance. You are invited to take this survey whether or not you personally use electronic instruments, and no matter what style of music you play. By participating in this survey, you can enter to win a $100 CAD gift certificate to an online music retailer like Moog Audio or Sweetwater. This work is part of ongoing research on the design of new instruments, tools and techniques for music performance being conducted at McGill University. The principal investigator for this study is John Sullivan, supervised by Dr. Marcelo Wanderley. This work has been certified by the review ethics board. No risks are associated with this research, your confidentiality for participating in this study will be protected. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. The survey may take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete. While it is accessible across all devices, you may find it most convenient to complete on a computer or tablet equipped with a keyboard. Please read the following information about the study. When you are finished, confirm your consent to begin by checking the boxes at the bottom of the page. Information and Consent Electronic Musical Instrument Survey: A questionnaire on the use of technology in live performance Researchers: John Sullivan* (Principal Investigator) PhD candidate - Music Technology Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ivan Franco* (Co-Investigator) PhD candidate - Music Technology Email: email@example.com Supervisor: Marcelo Wanderley* Tel: (514) 398-4535, ext. 00917 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org *Schulich School of Music, McGill University Department of Music Research 555 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1E3 You are invited to respond to this survey on the use of electronic and digital instruments, computers, interfaces and controllers (referred to here collectively as EMIs - electronic musical instruments) in live music performance. The purpose of this study is to gain a high-level perspective on the diversity of EMI use by performers across different musical styles, genres, and backgrounds, and to identify latent trends in these areas that can inform the ongoing development of new instruments and technologies for present-day music performance. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Methodology The survey is conducted through an online questionnaire at https://emisurvey.johnnyvenom.com. There a mix of multiple choice, short and long-answer responses. The survey may take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you may be asked if you would like to participate in a follow-up interview, which would be arranged and conducted at a later date. Benefits and risks As compensation for your time, you are invited to enter a drawing for a $100 CAD gift certificate to an online music retailer such as Moog Audio (http://moogaudio.com) or Sweetwater (https://www.sweetwater.com/). The approximate odds of winning are 1 in 50. There are no known risks associated with participating in this survey. Participants’ rights Your participation is entirely voluntary and you may choose to withdraw at any time during or after the survey. If you do not complete the survey, your responses will be discarded. You may skip any question you do not wish to answer. Confidentiality The only directly identifying information that may be collected is your email address, which you may voluntarily provide if you wish to enter the gift certificate drawing or volunteer to participate in a follow-up interview. If given, your email address will only be used for these specific purposes and kept separate from the survey data, which will identify each participant with a unique alphanumeric code. A separate file will contain a key to re-identify participants and their datasets in case they are selected for a follow-up interview. This key will be kept on a password-protected server at McGill University accessible by only the principal investigator and research supervisor. Contacts If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Marcelo Wanderley (email@example.com), or John Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions or concerns about your rights or welfare as a participant in this research study please contact the McGill Research Ethics Officer at 514-398-6831 or email@example.com. Please read the following statements and check the accompanying boxes to authorize your consent to begin. I acknowledge that I have read the above statement, which explains the nature, object, and the possible risks of the investigation. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older, and I agree to participate in the survey described above. Your progress: Background info What is your age? 18 to 25 26 to 35 36 to 45 46 to 55 56 to 65 66 or older What gender do you identify with? Female Male Non-binary I prefer not to say Other What country do you live in? Afghanistan Åland Islands Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Côte d'Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia, Federated States of Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestinian Territory, Occupied Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Réunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan, Province of China Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States United States Minor Outlying Islands Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Viet Nam Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Musical training and experience How long have you been playing music? Less than one year 1 to 5 years 6 to 10 years 11 to 20 years More than 20 years Have you had any formal training? University - Undergraduate University - Graduate Conservatory Private Instruction Other None Do you have any experience with computer programming or electronics? Yes No Your progress: Performance Practice What is/are the primary genre(s) of music that you perform? (Choose up to 2) Avant-garde/Experimental Blues Classical Country Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Electro-Acoustic Folk International Jazz Latin Pop/Rock R&B Rap Stage/Theater If there are there specific sub-genres or styles of music that you play, what are they? How many times per year do you perform in public? 0 to 10 times 11 - 20 times 21 - 50 times 51 - 100 times More than 100 times What size and type of venues do you usually play in? Do you play solo or in a group or ensemble? Solo Group/Ensemble Both Which instruments are used? Can you describe your setups? Your progress: Use of electronic musical instruments and controllers3> Do you use electronic musical instruments in performance? Yes No Your progress: Electronic Musical Instruments and Controllers In the next section, please answer the questions about the electronic instrument or controller that you use the most. You may repeat this section up to 3 times if you would like to enter information about additional instruments. Description and functionality What is the name of your instrument or controller? During a typical performance, what percentage of time do you use it? Is it commercially available? Yes No What kinds of sounds or sound manipulations do you produce with it? How do you use the configuration options that your instrument provides? What do you like about this instrument? Is your instrument or controller in its present form satisfactory or would you like it to have different functionalities? Please explain. How reliable is your instrument or controller? Are there any random or recurrent hardware or software issues? Would you like to answer the previous questions about another instrument or controller you use? Yes No Your progress: Uptake, acquisition and ongoing use What factors influence you to take up a new instrument? Is the look and feel of an instrument an important factor in choosing it? If yes, how so? Is the flexibility of an instrument an important factor in choosing it? If yes, how so? On average, how long do you typically use an electronic musical instrument before retiring it? What factors influence you to stop using certain electronic instruments? Are you familiar with the history, traditions and repertoire (if applicable) of your instrument(s), and do they play a role in your performance? Do you have any other comments or information that would be helpful to understand your use of electronic instruments and controllers that have not been addressed in this survey? Your progress: Conclusion Would you be interested in participating in a follow up interview? Yes No Would you like to be entered to win a $100 CAD gift certificate to either Moog Audio or Sweetwater Sound? Yes - Moog Audio (Canada) Yes - Sweetwater (United States) Yes - please contact me (other) No If you are selected and reside outside of North America, we will contact you to arrange for an appropriate option in your region.