Keyword(s):Additive Synthesis , Data Reduction , Perception , Timbre
In this article, the author notes that with digital analysis-based sound synthesis and with experiments on timbral perception, it is possible to obtain representations of sounds that suggest ways to establish control over the perceptually important properties. He describes a system for taking subjective measures of perceived contrasts between sound objects and using these to design/control computer programs. This system has implications for the design of human control interfaces and for real-time digital sound synthesisers.
All references of the same author:
(English)Wessel, David (1991). Instruments That Learn, Refined Controllers, and Source Model Loudspeakers
Wessel, David (2006). David Wessel [on improvisation]