Imagine the sounds: anintuitive control of an impact sound synthesizer

Abstract : In this paper we present a synthesizer developed for musical and Virtual Reality purposes that offers an intuitive control of impact sounds. A three layer control strategy is proposed for this purpose, where the top layer gives access to a control of the sound source through verbal descriptions, the middle layer to a control of perceptually relevant sound descriptors, while the bottom layer is directly linked to the parameters of the additive synthesis model. The mapping strategies between the pa- rameters of the different layers are described. The synthesizer has been implemented using Max/MSP, offering the possibility to manipulate in- trinsic characteristics of sounds in real-time through the control of few parameters.
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Mitsuko Aramaki, Charles Gondre, Richard Kronland-Martinet, Thierry Voinier, Solvi Ystad. Imagine the sounds: anintuitive control of an impact sound synthesizer. Ystad, Aramaki, Kronland-Martinet, Jensen. Auditory display, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, pp.408-422, 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences. ⟨hal-00462274⟩



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