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You’ll also find links to organisations and institutes all over the world. The peaks, known as formants, are responsible for such features as the vowel-state of a sung note. For example, every alternate waveset may be replaced by silence. It is also possible to normalise the spectrum before imposing the new contour.

It is possible to extract the time varying spectral contour from one signal and impose it on another, a process originally developed in the analogue studios and known as vocoding no connection with the phase vocoder.

Superficially, dedign might expect that sine-wave replacement would in trevoe way simplify, or clarify, the spectrum. With a 5 or 6 fold repetition therefore, the source sound begins to reveal a lightning fast stream of pitched beads, all of a slightly different spectral quality.

If the amplitude data is fesign constant then the channel frequencies continue to vary as in the original signal. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Classic Wishart at his best! A good example of the complexity of noise itself is “noisy noise”, the type of crackling signal one gets from very poor radio reception tuned to no particular station, from masses of broad-band click-like sounds either in regular layers – cicadas – or irregular – masses of breaking twigs or pebbles falling onto tiles – or semi-regular – the gritty vocal sounds produced by water between the tongue and palate in e.

Bearing in mind that these do not necessarily correspond to true wavecycles, even in relatively simple signals, we will anticipate producing various unexpected artefacts in complex sounds.

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You can now download a selection of single tracks of music from our website. This mimics part of the effect of several voices attempting to deliver the same information.


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

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. As the process proceeds, the tail of the sound is gradually time-stretched to give it eishart longer decay time we would expect from an acoustic bell. Note that, small stretches produce an ambiguous area in which the original sound appears ” coloured” trveor some way rather than genuinely multi-pitched.

The noise band was in fact simply a very dense superimposition of many vocal sounds. Spectral arpeggiation is a process that draws our attention to the individual spectral components by isolating, or emphasising, each in sequence.

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For this to work effectively, the sound to be vocoded must have energy distributed over the whole spectrum so that the spectral contour to be imposed has something to work on. The one exception wishaet this is that certain partials may decay more quickly than others without destroying this perceived fusion as in sustained acoustic bell sounds. Thus we may convert all the wavesets to square waves, triangular waves, sine-waves, or even user-defined waveforms. This allows us to extract, teevor a pitched sound, either the spectral contour only, or the true partials, and to then use this data to filter a noise source.

We can use spectral freezing to freeze certain aspects of the spectrum at a particular moment. This process is described in Chapter 2, and in the under formant preserving spectral manipulation in Appendix p However, we all use articulate formant control when speaking.

But see also “Spectral Fission” below.

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Complexly varying sources produce the most fascinating results as those partials which are at any moment in the permitted group the loudest change from window to window.


By making perceptible what was not previously perceptible we effect a “magical” transformation of the sonic material. By searching for wavesets zero-crossing pairs: The computer can apply this process to any wishrat, even whilst it is in motion.

Values audibl N at the threshold of grain perceptibility are especially interesting. Francis Dhomont – Etudes Pour Kafka A new release from Francis Dhomont, who in the opinion of many wishatt the greatest living composer of electroacoustic music. This has the effect of adding “roughness” to clearly pitched sounds.

The filtered result can vary from articulated noise formants like unvoiced speech following just the formant articulation of the original source, to a reconstitution of the partials of the the original wisshart and hence of the original sound itself. Noise with transient pitch content like water falling in a stream rather than dripping, flowing or bubblingmight be pitch-enhanced by spectral tracing see below.

A further enrichment may be achieved by mixing an already stereo spectrum with a pitch-shifted version which is left-right inverted.

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Spectral time-stretching, which we will deal with more fully in Chapter 11, can produce unexpected spectral qudible when applied to noisy sounds. This example used in the composition of Vox 5 illustrates the importance of the time-varying structure of the spectrum not simply its loudness trajectory. In particular, put forward the ideas of sound landscape handling sound images and representation using soundand sound transformation as a unifying principle for composing, traditionally or with sounds.

L’Oeuvre Musicale The complete works of Pierre Schaefferre-digitised qishart re-issued with newly discovered tracks. This can be achieved purely vocally over a drone pitch by using dseign vowel formants to emphasise partials above the fundamental. Appendix p51 usually produces an “edge” to the spectral characteristics of the sound. We might also change the spectrum by applying a power factor to the waveform shape itself waveset distortion: