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Advantages and Limitations of Simulating Percussion Gestures for Sound Synthesis

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Authors:

Alexandre Bou├źnard, Marcelo M. Wanderley, Sylvie Gibet

Publication or Conference Title:

Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2009)

Abstract:

The increasing availability of software for creating real-time simulations of musical instrument sounds allows for the design of new visual and sounding media. Nevertheless, from a conceptual and practical point of view, the question of how these new instruments can be controlled has rarely been addressed in the literature. In this paper, we present a framework for the control of virtual percussion instruments by modeling and simulating virtual percussionists, based on a motion capture database and on a physically-based movement simulation environment. We show the benefits and limits of such an approach as a means of synthesizing new expressive percussion performances.


Publication Details:

Type:
Conference Paper
Date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
255-261
Location:
Montreal, Qc, Canada