High-level control of sound synthesis for sonification processes
Authors: Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S., Aramaki M.
Publication Date: June 2012
Journal: AI & Society (vol. 27(2), pp. 245-255, 2012)
Tags: Industrial Sounds, Sonification, Sound and Motion, Sound Design
Methods of sonification based on the design and control of sound synthesis is presented in this paper. The semiotics of isolated sounds was evidenced by performing fundamental studies using a combined acoustical and brain imaging (event-related potentials) approach. The perceptual cues (which are known as invariants) responsible for the evocations elicited by the sounds generated by impacts, moving sound sources, dynamic events and vehicles (car-door closing and car engine noise) were then identified based on physical and perceptual considerations. Lastly, some examples of the high-level control of a synthesis process simulating immersive 3-D auditory scenes, interacting objects and evoked dynamics are presented.