Intuitive Control of Rolling Sound Synthesis

Authors: Conan S., Aramaki M., Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S.
Publication Date: October 2013
Journal: Post-proceedings of CMMR 2012 - From Sounds to Music and Emotions (LNCS vol. 7900, pp. 99-109, Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, 2013)

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This paper presents a rolling sound synthesis model which can be intuitively controlled. For that purpose, different aspects of the rolling phenomenon are explored: physical modeling, perceptual studies and signal morphology. Based on these approaches, we propose a synthesis model that reproduces the main perceptual features responsible for the evocation of rolling action. Finally, a control strategy based on ball’s properties (perceived size, asymmetry, speed, trajectory) and the irregularity of the surface is proposed.

Keywords: Rolling Sounds, Sound Synthesis and Control, Environmental Sound Synthesis, Sound Invariants, Physically Informed Synthesis, Rolling ball