Adapting and Parameterising Auditory Icons for use in a Synthetic Musical Instrument

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Title: Adapting and Parameterising Auditory Icons for use in a Synthetic Musical Instrument
Authors: Phelan, Cormac
Bleakley, Chris J.
Cummins, Fred
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Date: 10-Jun-2009
Online since: 2012-10-11T15:38:12Z
Abstract: In this paper we describe the adaptation and parameterization of environmental auditory event structures for use in a real-time musical synthesizer. In doing so, we have developed a new software musical instrument based on the parametric representation of ecological sound structures, and which facilitates the application of typically non-musical auditory events in a musical context. Since this approach is to be realised within a low-latency, performance oriented synthesizer, our aim is not the development of computationally expensive physical models, but rather to effectively convey complex auditory events using arrays of simple sinusoidal components, while still retaining the key perceptual features of those events. By offering a performer ecologically-derived parameter control, we aim to encourage an Everyday Listening approach to electronic music performance, while also allowing the user to combine and develop typically unrelated elements of environmental auditory events.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Copyright (published version): 2009 The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Keywords: Electronic musicMusical instruments
Subject LCSH: Synthesizer (Musical instrument)
Music--Computer programs
Electronic music
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2009.1695
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2009) [proceedings]
Conference Details: 20th IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), Dublin, Ireland, June, 2009
Appears in Collections:Computer Science Research Collection

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