A common perceptual space for harmonic and percussive timbres

  title={A common perceptual space for harmonic and percussive timbres},
  author={Stephen Lakatos},
  journal={Perception \& Psychophysics},
  • S. Lakatos
  • Published 1 October 2000
  • Psychology
  • Perception & Psychophysics
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