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Johnson, Colin G. (1999)
Publisher: Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
Languages: English
Types: Unknown
Subjects: QA76
Exploring the sounds available from a synthesis algorithm is a complicated process, requiring the user either to spend much time gaining heuristic experience with the algorithm or requiring them to have a deep knowledge of the underlying synthesis algorithms. In this paper we describe a computer system which facilitates a more exploratory approach to sound design, allowing the user to work at the level of the sounds themselves. In this system the synthesis parameters are managed by a genetic algorithm, which is directed by the users' judgements about the sounds in the system. We describe the development of a prototype version of this system, concentrating on an interface to the FOF granular synthesis algorithm from Csound.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

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