Synthesising Timbres and Timbre-Changes from Adjectives/Adverbs

Gounaropoulos, Alex and Johnson, Colin G. (2006) Synthesising Timbres and Timbre-Changes from Adjectives/Adverbs. In: Rothlauf, Franz and Branke, Jurgen and Cagnoni, Stefano and Costa, Ernesto and Cotta, Carlos and Drechsler, Rolf and Lutton, Evelyne and Machado, Penousal and Moore, Jason H. and Romero, Juan, eds. Applications of Evolutionary Computing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3907 . Springer-Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 664-675. ISBN 978-3-540-33237-4. (doi: (Full text available)

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Synthesising timbres and changes to timbres from natural language descriptions is an interesting challenge for computer music. This paper describes the current state of an ongoing project which takes a machine learning approach to this problem. We discuss the challenges that are presented by this, discuss various strategies for tackling this problem, and explain some experimental work. In particular our approach is focused on the creation of a system that uses an analysis-synthesis cycle to learn and then produce such timbre changes.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: computer music; sound synthesis; evolutionary computing; genetic algorithms; neural networks
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: 13 Jan 2017 05:55 UTC
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