Digital sound synthesis by physical modelling

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Rabenstein R, Trautmann L
Publication year: 2001
Pages range: 12-23


Abstract


After recent advances in coding of natural speech and audio signals, also the synthetic creation of musical sounds is gaining importance. Various methods for waveform synthesis are currently used in digital instruments and software synthesizers. A family of new synthesis methods is based on physical models of vibrating structures (string, drum, etc.) rather than on descriptions of the resulting waveforms. This article describes various approaches to digital sound synthesis in general and discusses physical modelling methods in particular. Physical models in the form of partial differential equations are presented. Then it is shown, how to derive discrete-time models which are suitable for real-time DSP implementation. Applications to computer music are given as examples.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Rabenstein, Rudolf Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multimediakommunikation und Signalverarbeitung


How to cite

APA:
Rabenstein, R., & Trautmann, L. (2001). Digital sound synthesis by physical modelling. In Proceedings of the Proc. Int. Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 01) (pp. 12-23). Pula, HR.

MLA:
Rabenstein, Rudolf, and Lutz Trautmann. "Digital sound synthesis by physical modelling." Proceedings of the Proc. Int. Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 01), Pula 2001. 12-23.

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