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Physically Based Parametric Sound Synthesis and Control
level 6
This tutorial on models and techniques for parametric digital synthesis of sound focused on well-founded methods and techniques for synthesis of real-world interactive sound effects, using parametric computational models. Demonstrations illustrated the use of real-time sound synthesis and control.

Familiarity with basic physics, audio sampling and quantization, and the relationship between the time (waveform) and frequency (spectrum) domains.

Sound in the time domain (the wave equation); Eigenmodes and spectral models; sines+noise, sines+noise+transients, and modal models; pseudo-physical control of spectral models, one-dimensional and two-dimensional physical models (waveguides); friction, particle models, wavelets, and granular models; statistical models and hybrids.

Perry Cook
Princeton University


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