Exploring the sound-space of synthesis algorithms using interactive genetic algorithms

Johnson, Colin G. (1999) Exploring the sound-space of synthesis algorithms using interactive genetic algorithms. In: Proceedings of the AISB'99 Symposium on Musical Creativity. (Full text available)

PDF
Download (163kB)
[img]
Preview
Postscript
Download (4MB)
[img]
Preview

Abstract

Exploring the sounds available from a synthesis algorithm is a complicated process, requiring the user either to spend much time gaining heuristic experience with the algorithm or requiring them to have a deep knowledge of the underlying synthesis algorithms. In this paper we describe a computer system which facilitates a more exploratory approach to sound design, allowing the user to work at the level of the sounds themselves. In this system the synthesis parameters are managed by a genetic algorithm, which is directed by the users' judgements about the sounds in the system. We describe the development of a prototype version of this system, concentrating on an interface to the FOF granular synthesis algorithm from Csound.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: genetic algorithms; sound synthesis; computer music; interactive genetic algorithms
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computing Education Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2009 15:29
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21844 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year