Perception of attributes in real and synthetic string instrument sounds

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Järveläinen, Hanna 2012-01-24T14:37:14Z 2012-01-24T14:37:14Z 2003-01-31
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-6314-9
dc.identifier.issn 1456-6303
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the perceptual features of natural and synthetic string instrument sounds. The contributions are in formal listening experiments on a variety of features in musical sounds that have not been studied in detail previously. The effects of inharmonicity on timbre and pitch have been measured. The results indicate that the implementation of inharmonicity is not always necessary. The timbre effect is more salient in natural instruments, but for high tones a pitch difference may also be detected. Guidelines were given for compensation of the pitch effect. A perceptual study of the decaying parameters showed that large deviations from the reference value are tolerated perceptually. The studies on the audibility of initial pitch glides and dual-polarization effects provides practical knowledge that helps in the implementation of these features in digital sound synthesis. Related to expression rather than basic string behavior, the study on perception-based control of the vibrato parameters has a sligthly different background. However, all of the studied features are more or less player-controlled by different ways of plucking the string or pressing the key. The main objective of the thesis is to find answers to current problems in digital sound synthesis, such as parameter quantization. Another aim is to gain more general understanding of how we perceive musical sounds. en
dc.format.extent 52, [77]
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Report / Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Raportti / Teknillinen korkeakoulu, Akustiikan ja äänenkäsittelytekniikan laboratorio fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries 68 en
dc.relation.haspart Järveläinen, H., Välimäki, V. and Karjalainen, M., 2001. Audibility of the timbral effects of inharmonicity in stringed instrument tones. In Acoustics Research Letters Online (ARLO) 2, No. 3, pages 79-84.
dc.relation.haspart Järveläinen, H. and Tolonen, T., 2001. Perceptual tolerances for the decaying parameters in string instrument synthesis. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 49, No. 11, pages 1049-1059. [article2.pdf] © 2001 AES. By permission.
dc.relation.haspart Järveläinen, H. and Välimäki, V., Audibility of initial pitch glides in string instrument sounds. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference. Havana, Cuba, 17-23 September 2001, pages 282-285. [article3.pdf] © 2001 by authors. By permission.
dc.relation.haspart Järveläinen, H., Verma, T. and Välimäki, V., 2002. Perception and adjustment of pitch in inharmonic string instrument tones. Journal of New Music Research 31, No. 3. [article4.pdf] © 2002 by authors and © 2002 Swets & Zeitlinger BV. By permission.
dc.relation.haspart Järveläinen, H., Perception-based control of vibrato parameters in string instrument synthesis. Proc. International Computer Music Conference. Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-21 September 2002, pages 287-294. [article5.pdf] © 2002 by author. By permission.
dc.relation.haspart Järveläinen, H. and Karjalainen, M., Perception of beating and two-stage decay in dual-polarization string models. Proc. International Symposium on Musical Acoustics. Mexico City, 9-13 December 2002. [article6.pdf] © 2002 by authors. By permission.
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.title Perception of attributes in real and synthetic string instrument sounds en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Sähkö- ja tietoliikennetekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword perception en
dc.subject.keyword string instruments en
dc.subject.keyword sound source modeling en
dc.subject.keyword psychoacoustics en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-000239
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Psychoacoustics en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.lab Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing en
dc.contributor.lab Akustiikan ja äänenkäsittelytekniikan laboratorio fi

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