Source filter model for expressive Gu-Qin synthesis and its iOS app

Pei Ching Li, Wei Chen Chang, Tien Min Wang, Ya Han Kuo, Wen-Yu Su

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Abstract

Gu-Qin as a venerable Chinese plucked-string instrument has its unique performance techniques and enchanting sounds. It is on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is one of the oldest Chinese solo instruments. The variation of Gu-Qin sound is so large that carefullydesigned controls of its computer synthesizer are necessary. We developed a parametric source-filter model for re-synthesizing expressive Gu-Qin notes. It is capable to cover as many as possible combinations of Gu-Qin's performance techniques. In this paper, a brief discussion of Gu-Qin playing and its special tablature notation are made for understanding the relationship between its performance techniques and its sounds. This work includes a Gu-Qin's musical notation system and a source-filter model based synthesizer. In addition, we implement an iOS app to demonstrate its low computation complexity and robustness. It is easy to perform improvisation of the sounds because of its friendly user interfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects
PublisherNational University of Ireland
ISBN (Electronic)0956326773, 9780956326775
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2013 - Maynooth, Ireland
Duration: 2013 Sep 22013 Sep 5

Publication series

NameDAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects

Other

Other16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2013
CountryIreland
CityMaynooth
Period13-09-0213-09-05

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Application programs
Acoustic waves
filters
synthesizers
acoustics
synthesis
coding
lists
User interfaces
strings
iOS (operating system)
Filter
Expressive
Sound
Synthesizer

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Music

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Li, P. C., Chang, W. C., Wang, T. M., Kuo, Y. H., & Su, W-Y. (2013). Source filter model for expressive Gu-Qin synthesis and its iOS app. In DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects). National University of Ireland.
Li, Pei Ching ; Chang, Wei Chen ; Wang, Tien Min ; Kuo, Ya Han ; Su, Wen-Yu. / Source filter model for expressive Gu-Qin synthesis and its iOS app. DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects. National University of Ireland, 2013. (DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects).
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Li, PC, Chang, WC, Wang, TM, Kuo, YH & Su, W-Y 2013, Source filter model for expressive Gu-Qin synthesis and its iOS app. in DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects. DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, National University of Ireland, 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, DAFx 2013, Maynooth, Ireland, 13-09-02.

Source filter model for expressive Gu-Qin synthesis and its iOS app. / Li, Pei Ching; Chang, Wei Chen; Wang, Tien Min; Kuo, Ya Han; Su, Wen-Yu.

DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects. National University of Ireland, 2013. (DAFx 2013 - 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects).

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