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Many of these processes e. If the frequency data is held constant, the channel amplitudes loudnesses continue to vary as in the original signal but the channel frequencies do not change. Proceeding further, the spectrum can be made to vary, either slowly or quickly, between the harmonic and the inharmonic creating a dynamic interpolation between a harmonic and an inharmonic state or between any state and something more inharmonic so that a sound changes its spectral character as it unfolds.

This ttrevor that the partials are moved upwards in such a way that their whole number relationships are preserved less and less exactly and eventually lost. In the 19th century, european composers became increasingly concerned with ‘sonority’, through development of new orchestration techniques, and new instruments.

These inharmonic sounds can be transposed and caused to move subtle or complex pitch-gliding just like pitched sounds also see Chapter 5 on Continuation. Bell sounds have this similar property, the lower partials, and hence the lower heard pitches, persisting longer trevod the higher components. Vocoding hence works well on noisy sounds e.

Very short inharmonic sounds will sound percussive, like drums, strangely coloured drums, or akin to wood-blocks Sound example 3.

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There are also fluid noises produced by portamentoing components, e. Explore the Home Gift Guide. This technique is however particularly powerful as it allows us to set up an additive synthesis model of our analysed sound and thereby provides a bridge between unique recorded sound-events and the control available through synthesis.


As mentioned previously, in a complex signal, holding the amplitude data is often more effective in achieving a sense of “freezing” the signal.

For this reason I refer to qishart processes as constructive distortion. Hence the resulting sound will be clearly related to the source in a way which may be musically useful.

Alternatively we may elaborate the spectrum in the time-domain by a process of constructive distortion. This is particularly important with respect to the onset portion of a sound and we will leave discussion of this until Chapter 4. The computer can apply this process to any sound-source, even whilst it is in motion. In the sound example a set of such sounds, suggesting a bouncing object, is destructively distorted in various ways, suggesting a change in the physical medium wishwrt which the ‘bouncing’ takes place e.

Email us at links digital-music-archives. This is why we can produce coherent speech while singing or whispering. Appendix p50 and then repeating the wavesets before proceeding to the next Waveset time-stretching we may time stretch the source without altering its pitch see elsewhere for the limitations on this process. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Most musicians with a traditional background almost equate “timbre” with instrument type some instruments producing a variety of “timbres” e. Theoretically this produces merely a stage-centre resultant spectrum but in practice there appear to be frequency dependent effects which lend the resultant sound a new and richer spatial “fullness”. The spectral characteristics of sounds have, for so long, been inaccessible to the composer that we have become accustomed to lumping together all aspects of the spectral structure under the catch-all term “timbre” and regarding it as an elementary, wixhart unquantifiable, property of wishrat.


Francis Dhomont – Etudes Pour Audiblr A wishrat release from Francis Dhomont, who in the opinion of many is the greatest living composer of electroacoustic music. We may also perturb the partial frequencies Sound example 3.

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Or we can hold their amplitudes stationary, allowing the frequencies to vary as originally. Finally, we may shuffle the time-window data in any way we choose spectral shufflingshuffling windows in groups of 1 or 2 or 64 etc.

But see also “Spectral Fission” below. Once, however, we slow down the rate of change the spectrum becomes stable or stable-in-motion for long enough for us to hear out the originally instantaneous window values. You’ll also find links to organisations and institutes all over the world.

I then edited these into their syllables, ending with more than sources. When only a few components are left, any sound is reduced to a delicate tracery of shifting sine-wave constituents.

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But, as we have already made clear, many of the areas discussed in the different chapters of this book overlap considerably. By making perceptible what was trfvor previously perceptible we effect a “magical” transformation of the sonic material. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.