Controlling a spatialized environmental sound synthesizer

Abstract : This paper presents the design and the control of a spatialized additive synthesizer aiming at simulating environmental sounds. First the synthesis engine, based on a combination of an additive signal model and spatialization processes, is presented. Then, the control of the synthesizer, based on a hierarchical organization of sounds, is discussed. Complex environmental sounds (such as a water flow or a fire) may then be designed thanks to an adequate combination of a limited number of basic sounds consisting in elementary signals (impacts, chirps, noises). The mapping between parameters describing these basic sounds and high-level descriptors describing an environmental auditory scene is finally presented in the case of a rainy sound ambiance.
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Charles Verron, Grégory Pallone, Mitsuko Aramaki, Richard Kronland-Martinet. Controlling a spatialized environmental sound synthesizer. WASPAA '09, Oct 2009, New Paltz, New York, United States. pp.321 - 324, ⟨10.1109/ASPAA.2009.5346504⟩. ⟨hal-00463220⟩



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