Towards User-Tailored Creative Applications of Concatenative Synthesis in Electronic Dance Music

TitleTowards User-Tailored Creative Applications of Concatenative Synthesis in Electronic Dance Music
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
Conference Name4th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2016)
AuthorsNuanáin, C. Ó., Jordà S., & Herrera P.
Conference Start Date27/06/2016
Conference LocationParis
AbstractThe ecosystem of concatenative synthesis systems is large, diverse and oftentimes esoteric. In this article, we examine many of its key works, attempting to summarise, compare and categorise their characteristic traits. We observe that many existing systems have not taken into account any user other than the designer of the system. Subsequently we position our own implementation in this ecosystem as geared specifically with electronic dance music producers in mind. Through intensive discussion with producers and commercial music software practitioners we summarise their reactions, responses and impressions to the usability and musicality of this approach to music creation. We report on active and future work based on the outcomes of these discussions
preprint/postprint documenthttp://hdl.handle.net/10230/32881
Final publicationhttp://musicalmetacreation.org/buddydrive/file/nuanain_towards/
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