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)
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)
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)
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)
Studies have documented the efficacy of cancer treatments available, specifically for patients with prostate or breast cancer, but few articles have compared prostate or breast cancer recommendations from the patient's perspective. In this article, the authors compare and contrast published clinical recommendations for advanced practice RNs who treat… (More)
Physical modeling is a proven technique for creating sounds with rich expressive potential, but the state of the art in control does not offer access to the whole of this potential. New developments in modeling algorithms are typically presented with single-point, idealized excitations where more complex ones would add vitality to the sounds produced. The… (More)
Audiovisual performance is a fertile area for creative expression, an intersection of experimental cinema and computer music that has seen a groundswell of interest in recent years. To create works in this emerging medium, a complex network of relationships between sounds, images and sensor input must be organized. This complexity poses major technical and… (More)