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Perceptual synthesis engine : an audio-driven timbre generator

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dc.contributor.advisor Tod Machover. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jehan, Tristan, 1974- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-07T15:12:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-07T15:12:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/61543
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2001. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-75). en_US
dc.description.abstract A real-time synthesis engine which models and predicts the timbre of acoustic instruments based on perceptual features extracted from an audio stream is presented. The thesis describes the modeling sequence including the analysis of natural sounds, the inference step that finds the mapping between control and output parameters, the timbre prediction step, and the sound synthesis. The system enables applications such as cross-synthesis, pitch shifting or compression of acoustic instruments, and timbre morphing between instrument families. It is fully implemented in the Max/MSP environment. The Perceptual Synthesis Engine was developed for the Hyperviolin as a novel, generic and perceptually meaningful synthesis technique for non-discretely pitched instruments. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Tristan Jehan. en_US
dc.format.extent 75 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.title Perceptual synthesis engine : an audio-driven timbre generator en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 50397685 en_US


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