Violin Driven Synthesis from Spectral Models

TitleViolin Driven Synthesis from Spectral Models
Publication TypeMaster Thesis
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsKellum, G.
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AbstractThe aim of this project is to explore the use of the violin as a controller for real time synthesis. In this document acoustical features unique to bowed strings are identified which are relevant for controlling sound synthesis. Algorithms are given for extracting these features using both time-domain and spectral domain-based techniques. And a real-time synthesizer is presented that uses these feature descriptors to control a sample-based synthesizer. In particular an application scenario is presented where a violin is used to control synthesis from a spectral model of a guitar being played with an ebow.