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Control of sound synthesis by acoustic and semantic analogy using bio-inspired computing

Author(s):
César Rennó Costa
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação
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Examining board members:
Artemis Maria Francelin Sanchez Moroni; Rafael Santos Mendes; Amauri Lopes
Advisor: Fernando José Von Zuben
Abstract

This work suggests novel control paradigms of sound synthesis mechanisms. Applying cognitive science concepts, the generative process is modeled as a system of conversions throughout representations: from user's insight, through descriptive, to the sound material. From descriptive analogy studies, the acoustic analogy (representation through sound) and the semantic analogy (representation through language) are engendered. Applied to the modeled architecture, these analogies allow the synthesis process to have a more intuitive nature. Two practical implementations are presented. Bio-inspired computing provides the computational machinery used to map different representations and to control the synthesis process (AU)

FAPESP's process: 05/03428-5 - Sound processing method by timbral mimicry via bio-inspired computer techniques
Grantee:César Rennó Costa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master