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)

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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.