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Re-Sonification of Objects, Events, and Environments

Abstract Digital sound synthesis allows the creation of a great variety of sounds. Focusing on interesting or ecologically valid sounds for music, simulation, aesthetics, or other purposes limits the otherwise vast digital audio palette. Tools for creating such sounds vary from arbitrary methods of altering recordings to precise simulations of vibrating objects. In this work, methods of sound synthesis by re-sonification are considered. Re-sonification, herein, refers to the general process of analyzing, possibly transforming, and resynthesizing or reusing recorded sounds in meaningful ways, to convey information. Applied to soundscapes, re-sonification is presented as a means of conveying activity within an environment. Applied to the sounds of obj... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Fink, Alex Michael (Author) / Spanias, Andreas S (Advisor) / Cook, Perry R (Committee member) / Turaga, Pavan (Committee member) / Tsakalis, Konstantinos (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Music / Acoustics / Acoustic Ecology / Estimation / Physical Modeling / Soundscapes / Sound Synthesis / Spectral Modeling
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 253 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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