Analysis Synthesis and Perception of Musical Sounds

Author: James Beauchamp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387325767
Release Date: 2007-08-30
Genre: Science

This book contains a complete and accurate mathematical treatment of the sounds of music with an emphasis on musical timbre. The book spans the range from tutorial introduction to advanced research and application to speculative assessment of its various techniques. All the contributors use a generalized additive sine wave model for describing musical timbre which gives a conceptual unity, but is of sufficient utility to be adapted to many different tasks.


Author: Victor Lazzarini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319453705
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Computers

This rigorous book is a complete and up-to-date reference for the Csound system from the perspective of its main developers and power users. It explains the system, including the basic modes of operation and its programming language; it explores the many ways users can interact with the system, including the latest features; and it describes key applications such as instrument design, signal processing, and creative electronic music composition. The Csound system has been adopted by many educational institutions as part of their undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, and it is used by practitioners worldwide. This book is suitable for students, lecturers, composers, sound designers, programmers, and researchers in the areas of music, sound, and audio signal processing.

Wireless Communication and Sensor Network

Author: Salah Bourennane
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789813140028
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This proceedings volume collects the most up-to-date, comprehensive and state-of-the-art knowledge on wireless communication, sensor network, network technologies, services and application. Written by world renowned researchers, each chapter is original in content, featuring high-impact presentations and late-breaking contributions. Researchers and practitioners will find this edition a useful resource material and an inspirational read. Contents:Wireless CommunicationsNetwork TechnologiesServices and Application Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in neural networks/networking, electrical & electronic engineering, and condensed matter physics.

Nonlinearities and Synchronization in Musical Acoustics and Music Psychology

Author: Rolf Bader
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642360985
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book offers an overview of models, measurements, calculations and examples connecting musical acoustics and music psychology. Indeed, many mathematical formulations that explain musical acoustics can also be used to help predict human auditory perception.

Principles of Musical Acoustics

Author: William M. Hartmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461467861
Release Date: 2013-07-26
Genre: Science

Principles of Musical Acoustics focuses on the basic principles in the science and technology of music. Musical examples and specific musical instruments demonstrate the principles. The book begins with a study of vibrations and waves, in that order. These topics constitute the basic physical properties of sound, one of two pillars supporting the science of musical acoustics. The second pillar is the human element, the physiological and psychological aspects of acoustical science. The perceptual topics include loudness, pitch, tone color, and localization of sound. With these two pillars in place, it is possible to go in a variety of directions. The book treats in turn, the topics of room acoustics, audio both analog and digital, broadcasting, and speech. It ends with chapters on the traditional musical instruments, organized by family. The mathematical level of this book assumes that the reader is familiar with elementary algebra. Trigonometric functions, logarithms and powers also appear in the book, but computational techniques are included as these concepts are introduced, and there is further technical help in appendices.

Springer Handbook of Acoustics

Author: Thomas Rossing
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387304465
Release Date: 2007-06-21
Genre: Science

This is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting the richly interdisciplinary nature of acoustics edited by an acknowledged master in the field. The handbook reviews the most important areas of the subject, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, including computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography. An accompanying CD-ROM contains audio and video files.

1999 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics

Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028601578
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This workshop provided an informal environment for the discussion of problems in audio and acoustics and the signal processing techniques applied to these problems. Topics addressed include: audio content analysis; sound editing, restoration and enhancement; and virtual acoustics.

Der einarmige Pianist

Author: Oliver W. Sacks
ISBN: 3499624257
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Hirnverletzung - Musikalität

Oliver Sacks ist berühmt für seine brillanten Geschichten, die uns tief in die Welt des menschlichen Geistes und Gehirns führen und unser Verständnis des menschlichen Wesens erweitert haben und dies mit seiner einzigartigen Mischung aus empathischer Erzählkunst, wissenschaftlicher Gelehrsamkeit und dem Blick für das Kuriose. In seinem neuesten Buch erzählt Sacks von Menschen, die nach einer Hirnverletzung ihre Musikalität verlieren, und von anderen, die durch eine solche Verletzung erst Musikalität entwickeln, ja von Musik geradezu besessen sind. Sacks erweist sich wieder als Meister der Menschenbeschreibung und entdeckt an scheinbaren Defekten die besonderen Qualitäten der Menschen wie beim einarmigen Pianisten Paul Wittgenstein, für den die großen Komponisten Benjamin Britten, Paul Hindemith, Richard Strauss und Maurice Ravel eigens Stücke für die linke Hand schrieben. Musik, so zeigt Sacks, hat die einzigartige Kraft, das Gehirn in ganz bemerkenswerter und komplexer Weise zu verändern, und wir Menschen sind eine musikalische Spezies nicht nur eine sprachliche. Musik zieht uns unwiderstehlich in ihren Bann.