Wessel, David


Timbre Space as Musical Control Structure

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 3, No. 2. CA: People's Computer Company: 42-52.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/comj

Language(s): English


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:


Wessel, David (1991). Instruments That Learn, Refined Controllers, and Source Model Loudspeakers
Wessel, David (2006). David Wessel [on improvisation]