Computer Sound Design Synthesis Techniques and Programming

ISBN-10: 0240516931
ISBN-13: 9780240516936
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Eduardo Miranda
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Description: New to this second edition are the following: evolutionary computing and its relevance to sound design, PSOLA techniques, granular and pulsar synthesis, artificial intelligence, humanoid singing and the use of supercomputers in sound synthesis.

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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

New to this second edition are the following: evolutionary computing and its relevance to sound design, PSOLA techniques, granular and pulsar synthesis, artificial intelligence, humanoid singing and the use of supercomputers in sound synthesis.

Eduardo Miranda received his B.Sc. in system analysis from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, his M.Eng. in engineering management from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and M.Sc. in project management from the University of Linkoping, Sweden. He is currently a Program Manager at Ericsson Research, Quebec, Canada.

Series introduction
Foreword
Preface
Computer sound synthesis fundamentals
Digital representation of sound
Basics of computer programming for sound synthesis
Loose modelling approaches: from modulation and waveshaping to Walsh and wavetable
Amplitude modulation
Frequency modulation
Waveshaping synthesis
Walsh synthesis
Binary instruction
Wavetable synthesis
Spectrum modelling approaches: from additive to analysis-resynthesis and formant
Additive synthesis
An introduction to spectrum analysis
Analysis and resynthesis
Formant synthesis
Source modelling approach: from subtractive and waveguides to physical and modal
Subtractive synthesis
Waveguide filtering
Karplus-Strong synthesis
Cellular automata lookup table
Physical modelling
Modal synthesis
Time-based approaches: from granular and pulsar to PSOLA and statistical
Granular synthesis
Pulsar synthesis
Resynthesis by fragmentation and growth
Waveset distortion
PSOLA
Statistical wavecycle synthesis
Sequential waveform composition
Practical case studies and sound design secrets: from humanoid singing to Klingon phasers
Associating cause and effect
Synthesising human vocal sounds using subtractive synthesis
Physical modelling synthesis of the human voice
Towards a framework for sound design using granular synthesis
Towards the cutting edge: artificial intelligence, supercomputing and evolutionary systems
Artificial intelligence sound synthesis
Supercomputing and sound synthesis
Evolutionary sound synthesis
Introduction to the software on the accompanying CD-ROM
pcmusic
Nyquist
Som-A
Audio Architect
Reaktor
NI-Spektral Delay
Praat
Reality
Diphone
The CDP sound transformation toolkit
Sound Shaper
LASy
Wigout and TrikTraks
SMS
Chaosynth
Pulsar Generator
Koblo Vibra 1000
crusherX-Live
Virtual Waves
Mathematical specifications
Formant values
Artist's Inductive Machine Learning Algorithm
References
CD-ROM instructions
Index

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