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In this paper we describe a synthesizer to be used both for virtual reality and musical purposes, based on an additive synthesis model, and that offers an intuitive control of impact sounds. A three layer control strategy is proposed for this purpose, where the top layer gives access to a control through verbal descriptions, the middle layer to a control of(More)
Synthesis of impact sounds is far from a trivial task owing to the high density of modes generally contained in such signals. Several authors have addressed this problem and proposed different approaches to model such sounds. The majority of these models are based on the physics of vibrating structures, as with for instance modal synthesis modal synthesis(More)
A real-time synthesis model of wind instruments sounds, based upon a classical physical model, is presented. The physical model describes the nonlinear coupling between the resonator and the excitor through the Bernoulli equation. While most synthesis methods use wave variables and their sampled equivalent in order to describe the resonator of the(More)
In this paper we present a synthesizer developed for musical and Virtual Reality purposes that offers an intuitive control of impact sounds. A three layer control strategy is proposed for this purpose, where the top layer gives access to a control of the sound source through verbal descriptions, the middle layer to a control of perceptually relevant sound(More)
Perception of moving sound sources obeys different brain processes from those mediating the localization of static sound events. In view of these specificities, a preprocessing model was designed, based on the main perceptual cues involved in the auditory perception of moving sound sources, such as the intensity, timbre, reverberation, and frequency shift(More)
A digital clarinet played by a human and timed by a metronome was used to record two playing control parameters, the breath control and the reed displacement, for 20 repeated performances. The regular behaviour of the parameters was extracted by averaging and the fluctuation was quantified by the standard deviation. It was concluded that the movement of the(More)
Ystad. Car door closure sounds: characterization of perceptual properties through analysis-HAL is a multidisciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research documents, whether they are published or not. The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or from public or private research(More)
Hafter et al. [Auditory Function: The Neurobiological Bases for Hearing (Wiley, New York, 1988)] have reported that "post-onset adaptation," as measured with trains of high-frequency clicks in a lateralization paradigm, can instantly be released by presentation of an additional, short trigger signal, which is spectrally different from the click trains. As(More)