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Course 23

Virtual Worlds/Real Sounds
Level 5
This course covered concepts, models, techniques, and systems for parametric digital synthesis and simulation of real-world sounds and sonic environments. Its goal was to provide well-founded methods and techniques for dealing with sound using parametric computational models. Attendees left with the knowledge that there can be more to virtual sonic environments than playback of pre-recorded PCM sounds, and more than attachment of ad hoc echoes and reverberation effects to simulating realistic sonic spaces. The course balanced theory, algorithms, and issues in the computation of sound with demonstrations illustrating the use of real-time sound synthesis and processing.
Perry Cook
Princeton University
Robin Bargar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Perry Cook
Thomas Funkhouser

Princeton University
Nadine Miner
Sandia National Laboratories
Xavier Serra
Pompeu Fabra Universitat

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