Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Assignment for Monday, October 1

As we've been discussing in class, please adapt your additive synthesis patch to model a musical instrument; you might find it necessary to add more sine wave oscillators to make it sound good. Use the formulas in Benson's text to calculate as many elements of the sound as you can; you can also analyze existing instrumental sounds to examine the amplitude and pitch envelopes of different harmonics in the sound's spectrum.

The University of Iowa has made a good library of instrument samples, which can be found here. You can load these into Max/MSP using the sfplay~ or groove~ objects; I've made a slightly revised version of the additive synth patch including with some playback capabilities, which you download here.

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