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Rolling Sound demonstration

Specific Research Theme: Sinusoidal model
Principal Research Theme: Signal Analysis
Associated People: Mathieu Lagrange
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Compared to single impacts, sustained contact interactions like rolling and sliding make the estimation of the parameters of the source/filter model challenging because of two issues.

First, the objects are almost continuously interacting, making the estimation of the poles of the filter more difficult. The second is that the source is generally unknown and has therefore to be modeled in a generic way. The proposed analysis/synthesis scheme combines advanced analysis techniques for the estimation of the poles and a flexible model of the source. It allows the modeling of a wide range of sounds. Examples are presented for objects of various shapes and sizes, rolling or sliding over plates of different materials. In order to demonstrate the versatility of the approach, the system is also considered for the modeling of sounds produced by percussive musical instruments


Sound Examples

Some sound examples are available: here