Thinking the sounds: an intuitive control of an impact sound synthesizer

Abstract : In this paper we describe a synthesizer to be used both for vir- tual reality and musical purposes, based on an additive synthesis model, and 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 through verbal descriptions, the middle layer to a control of perceptually relevant signal descrip- tors, while the bottom layer is directly linked to the parameters of the synthesis model. The mapping strategies between the parame- ters of the different layers are described. The synthesizer has been implemented using Max/MSP, offering the possibility to manip- ulate the sounds in real-time through the control of the different parameters.
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Mitsuko Aramaki, Charles Gondre, Richard Kronland-Martinet, Thierry Voinier, Solvi Ystad. Thinking the sounds: an intuitive control of an impact sound synthesizer. International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD'09), May 2009, Copenhague, Denmark. pp.119-124. ⟨hal-00463368⟩

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