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Modeling and design of string musical synthesizer

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2nd National Conference on Information and Communication Technology
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Number 1 - Article 3
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors:
Ms. Sofia K. Pillai
Mrs. J. J. Shah

Sofia K Pillai and J J Shah. Article: Modeling and Design of String Musical Synthesizer. IJCA Proceedings on 2nd National Conference on Information and Communication Technology NCICT(6):5-7, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Sofia K. Pillai and J. J. Shah},
	title = {Article: Modeling and Design of String Musical Synthesizer},
	journal = {IJCA Proceedings on 2nd National Conference on Information and Communication Technology},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {NCICT},
	number = {6},
	pages = {5-7},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

Physical modeling is a technique of creating audio using the numerical computation. It generates sound that is different to actual physical response of the system. The physical modeling approach can be applied, in principle, to any musical instrument; the most success has been obtained in modeling the physical processes involved in stringed instruments and in woodwinds. The different synthesizer technology used analog synthesis, frequency modulation, additive synthesis, sampling and physical modeling. Different techniques are chosen based on the criteria as per the application. This paper aims to generate physical modeling of string musical instruments piano using finite difference method. The approach used in the proposed paper will be by using DSP processor.

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