Charbonneau, Gérard R.


Timbre and the Perceptual Effects of Three Types of Data Reduction

Computer Music Journal: Vol. 5, No. 2. CA: People's Computer Company: 10-19.


Language(s): English


Frequency Modulation Synthesis Data Reduction FFT


In this article, the author presents the results of experiments with data reduction in the three dimensions defining sound; amplitude, frequency and time. He discusses three approaches, (1) data reduction for the time-varying amplitude functions of each partial, (2) data reduction for the time-varying frequency functions of each partial, and (3) prediction of the starting and ending times of each partial.