Douglas Repetto

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Musical timbre is inherently multidimensional and extremely complex in structure. For those reasons, timbre is an ongoing research topic in areas such as computer science, psychology, music and engineering. Humans have the natural ability to segregate, identify and recognize sounds in a variety of situations-separated by a wall from the sound source, in a(More)
As human civilization devises ever more powerful machines, living among them may become more difficult. We may find ourselves surrounded by incidentally created sounds and noises which are out of synchronization with our momentary needs and discordant. Currently, legislating noise pollution is the only articulated solution and clearly it is not very(More)
This paper presents a software application for computing optimal tuning systems in real-time, complete with a graphical user interface and MIDI player. The optimal tuning systems are created from a framework, proposed by us, that formalizes historical and cross-cultural criteria. The parameters of the system are a fixed number of pitches, a repeat factor,(More)
N THIS PAPER WE PROPOSE a mathematical framework for the optimization of tuning systems. We begin with an informal definition of " tuning system. " We then propose five general constraints that seem common to their evolution. The central idea of this paper is the quan-tification of those constraints in terms of a set of numerical parameters. Given a choice(More)
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