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Similarly, in the earliest analogue studios, composers came into contact with oscillators producing featureless pitches, noise generators, producing featureless noise bands, and “envelope generators” which added simple loudness trajectories to these elementary sources. Again, where N is large we produce a fairly predictable brassage of reverse segments, but with smaller values of N the signal is altered in subtle ways. Finally, we may introduce small, random changes to the waveset lengths in the signal waveset shaking: However, a systematic approach to sound itself had to wait edsign the invention of sound recording and the accurate computer analysis of sounds.

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Most of these are only interesting if we apply them to moving spectra because they rely on the interaction of data in different time windows – and if these sets of data are very similar we will perceive no change. But in this case, the aural result is entirely different.

In particular, we can separate the spectrum into parts using band pass filters or spectral splitting and apply processes to the N separated wiwhart e. Here we have attempted to focus on sound composition in a particular way, through the concept of “spectrum”. The new sounds are time-domain artefacts consistent with the original signal, rather than revelations of an intrinsic internal structure.

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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.

In general, the effects produced will not be entirely predictable, but they will be tied to the morphology time changing characteristics of the original sound.

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Finally, we may shuffle the time-window data in any way we choose spectral shufflingshuffling windows in groups of 1 or 2 treor 64 etc. Wavesets wishagt to wavecycles in many pitched sounds, but not always Wishwrt p Spectral tracing strips away the spectral components in order of increasing loudness Appendix p Inharmonicity does not therefore necessarily mean multipitchedness.


Trevor Wishart is an internationally reknowned composer of electroacoustic music. We may average the spectral data in a each frequency-band channel over N time-windows spectral blurring thus reducing the amount of detail available for reconstructing the signal. You will also be sent an email with the links and a seven day period to download the tracks. This technique can be applied to any source, whether it be spectrally pitched harmonicor inharmonic, and gives us a means of passing from articulate noise to articulate not-noise spectra in a seamless fashion.

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Spectral fission can be achieved in a number of quite different ways in the frequency domain. Our principal metaphor for musical composition must change from one of architecture to one of chemistry Conversely, all sounds can be amassed to create a sound with a noise-spectrum if superimposed randomly in a sufficiently frequency-dense and time-dense way.

The filtered result trdvor 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 sound and hence of the original sound itself. A 32 fold repetition produces a clear “random melody” apparently quite divorced from the source.

More radically, sets of narrow band pass filters can be used to force a complex spectrum onto any desired Hpitch set HArmonic field in the traditional sense. Audiblw we’ve missed out on something? In a noisy sound the spectrum is changing too quickly for us to gain any pitch or inharmonic multi-pitched percept from any particular time-window.

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A further enrichment may be achieved by mixing an already stereo spectrum with a pitch-shifted version which is left-right inverted. If you don’t already have this CD, don’t put it off any longer.

Inverting the half-wave-cycles waveset inversion: Denis Smalley auidble one of the UK’s best known composers of electroacoustic music, and this CD is a personal favourite of ours – definitely a desert island disc. Spectral time-stretching, which we will deal with more fully in Chapter 11, can produce unexpected spectral consequences when applied to noisy sounds. Ultimately we may use a procedure which follows the partials themselves, separating the signal into its component partials partial tracking.


This has the effect of adding “roughness” to clearly pitched sounds. 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 – trrevor 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.

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. It merely contributes to the more general auvible of noisiness. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Once dishart vary the spectrum trevvor quickly, and especially if we do so irregularly, we no longer perceive individual moments or grains with specific spectral qualities.

Spectral tracing can also be done in a time-variable manner so that a sound gradually dissolves into its internal sine-wave tracery. This example used in the composition of Vox 5 illustrates the importance of the time-varying structure of wisuart spectrum not simply its loudness trajectory.

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The accompanying CD of music examples, illustrates each point in the text. Virtually all processes described in Audible Design are available on the Sound Loom.

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Looking for a course in electroacoustic composition? Appendix p51 usually produces an “edge” to the spectral characteristics of the sound. There are also fluid noises produced by portamentoing components, e. When only a few components are left, any sound is reduced to a delicate tracery of shifting sine-wave constituents. This is quite a complex task which will involve pitch tracking and pattern-matching to estimate where the partials might lie on a window by window basis.