Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Computer Science

First Committee Member

Evangelos Yfantis

Number of Pages

44

Abstract

Physical modeling is a very affective technique used to simulate a musical instrument. It is different than most synthesizing techniques, because the synthesized sound is completely computer generated. It works by starting with a pure frequency and then applying a physical model to this signal. The physical model is created by analyzing the effects that the real instrument would have on a pure signal and then designing a model to simulate these effects using signal processing techniques; The piccolo is an instrument similar to the flute. Music synthesizers will use synthesized flute sounds for music that requires a synthesized piccolo. This can drastically alter the desired effect of the music; This thesis will explore the differences between the flute and the piccolo, and it will use these differences between them to create a physical model that will synthesize a piccolo.

Keywords

Modeling; Physical; Piccolo; Synthesizing; Techniques

Controlled Subject

Computer science; Music

File Format

pdf

File Size

1249.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/yzwl-5hwr


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