Analysis and transynthesis of solo erhu recordings using additive/subtractive synthesis

Yi Song Siao, Wei Lun Chang, Alvin W.Y. Su

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Abstract

Erhu is the main bowed-string instrument in traditional Chinese music, like violin in western music. It has two strings and its top plate is made of snake skin. Numerous solo works were written for erhu. In this paper, erhu resynthesis/transynthesis software is presented. We use frame based methods to analyze pitch and volume information of a solo erhu recording. Then, one can re-synthesize it using the erhu timbre extracted from the original recording, other erhu timbres, or even timbres like violin and trumpet. Additive synthesis and subtractive synthesis methods are used to synthesize the overall sound. Because the expression and playing style of the original recording are preserved, the result is realistic and musical.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAudio Engineering Society - 120th Convention Spring Preprints 2006
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event120th Convention Spring Preprints 2006 - Paris, France
Duration: 2006 May 202006 May 23

Publication series

NameAudio Engineering Society - 120th Convention Spring Preprints 2006
Volume1

Other

Other120th Convention Spring Preprints 2006
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period06-05-2006-05-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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