Timbre Interfaces using Adjectives and Adverbs

Johnson, Colin G. and Gounaropoulos, Alex (2006) Timbre Interfaces using Adjectives and Adverbs. In: Schnell, Norbert, ed. New Interfaces For Musical Expression. IRCAM, Paris, France pp. 101-102. ISBN 2-84426-314-3. (Full text available)

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How can we provide interfaces to synthesis algorithms that will allow us to manipulate timbre directly, using the same timbre-words that are used by human musicians to communicate about timbre? This paper describes ongoing work that uses machine learning methods (principally genetic algorithms and neural networks) to learn (1) to recognise timbral characteristics of sound and (2) to adjust timbral characteristics of existing synthesized sounds.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: music synthesis; human-computer interaction; audio software
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14472 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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