Recording engineers, mixers and producers play important yet often overlooked roles in defining the sound of a particular record, artist or group. The placement of different sound sources in space using stereo panning information is an important component of the production process. Audio classification systems typically convert stereo signals to mono and to… (More)
Evaporation rates and total energy loads from an unoccupied, heated, outdoor pool in Fort Collins, Colorado were investigated. Pool and air temperatures, humidity, thermal radiation, wind speed, and water loss due to evaporation were measured over 2 1 test periods ranging from 1.1 to 16.2 hours during August and September, 1992. Data were analyzed and… (More)
Marsyas is a software framework for building efficient complex audio processing systems and applications. Although originally designed for Music Information Retrieval (MIR) tasks in the past few years it has been expanded to include any type of audio analysis or synthesis. Complex Audio processing systems are defined hierarchically through composition using… (More)
1. Abstract We have constructed a team of intelligent agents that perform the tasks of an Army attack helicopter company and a Marine transport/escort combined team for a synthetic battlefield environment used for running large-scale military exercises. We have used the Soar integrated architecture to develop: (1) pilot agents for a company of helicopters,… (More)
Physical modeling has proven to be a successful method of synthesizing highly expressive sounds. However, providing deep methods of real time musical control remains a major challenge. In this paper we describe our work towards an instrument for percussion synthesis, in which a waveguide mesh is both excited and damped by a 2D matrix of forces from a… (More)
NGLAIIBER is a system which models the scientific discoverv of qualitati ve empirical laws. of screntitic discovery systems. As such, it falls into the category liowever, NGLAUBICR can also be viewed as a conceptual clustering system since it forms classes of objects and characterizes these classes. NGLAUHEH differs from existing scientific discovery and a… (More)
This paper presents a new force-sensitive surface designed for playing music. A prototype system has been implemented using a passive capacitive sensor, a commodity mul-tichannel audio interface, and decoding software running on a laptop computer. This setup has been a successful, low-cost route to a number of experiments in intimate musical control.
(the Soar-RL Tutorial is currently a separate document from this six-part tutorial) Soar Tutorial 2 Acknowledgments This tutorial is the culmination of work by many people, and has been refined and expanded significantly over several years. Soar 8, based on Bob Wray's thesis work with contributions from Randy Jones and Mike vanLent, was a significant… (More)