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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 EvoWorkshops 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 664-675. ISBN 978-3-540-33237-4. E-ISBN 978-3-540-33238-1. (doi:10.1007/11732242) (KAR id:14482)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/11732242
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: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:04 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:52 UTC
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