Tuning Timbre Spectrum Scale

Tuning Timbre Spectrum Scale

William A. Sethares


Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale makes a speciality of perceptions of consonance and dissonance, and the way those are depending on timbre. This additionally pertains to musical scale: definite timbres sound extra consonant in a few scales than others. Sensory consonance and the power to degree it have very important implications for the layout of audio units and for musical idea and research. functions comprise equipment of adapting sounds for arbitrary scales, how one can specify scales for nonharmonic sounds, and strategies of sound manipulation according to maximizing (or minimizing) consonance. certain attention is given the following to a brand new approach to adaptive tuning which may immediately modify the tuning of a section dependent its timbral personality to be able to reduce dissonance. Audio examples illustrating the information offered are supplied on an accompanying CD. This distinct research of sound and scale could be of curiosity to physicists and engineers operating in acoustics, in addition to to musicians and psychologists.

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