I made this video for a presentation at the International Congress on Sound and Vibration and realised I hadn’t shared it! I am using the Aeolian Harp synthesis model I describe here. Instead of using a synthesis model to replicate the gusts of wind, I use a Wii Controller to get a value for the… Read More Aeolian Bullroarer
As my PhD is coming to an end and the writing phase is getting more intense, it seemed about time I described the last of the aeroacoustic sounds I have implemented as a sound effect model. The edge tone is the sound created when a planar jet of air strikes an edge or wedge. The… Read More The edgiest tone yet…
No too much to say on this one but hope you watch the linked video. I made it in an attempt to explain in a non-technical way what my PhD is about and how it is progressing. By the end you should understand why I am researching real-time physical synthesis models, a few basic fluid… Read More Research so far….
Introduction Synthesising the Aeolian harp is part of a project into synthesising sounds that fall into a class called aeroacoustics. The synthesis model operates in real-time and is based on the physics that generate the sounds in nature. The Aeolian harp is an instrument that is played by the wind. It is believed to… Read More Sound Synthesis of an Aeolian Harp
When we watch Game of Thrones or play the latest Assassin’s Creed the sound effect added to a sword being swung adds realism, drama and overall excitement to our viewing experience. There are a number of methods for producing sword sound effects, from filtering white noise with a bandpass filter to solving the fundamental equations… Read More The Swoosh of the Sword
Aeroacoustics are sounds generated by objects and the air and is a unique group of sounds. Examples of these sounds are a sword swooshing through the air, jet engines, propellers as well as the wind blowing through cracks, etc. The Aeolian tone is one of the fundamental sounds; the cavity tone and edge tone being others.… Read More Real-Time Synthesis of an Aeolian tone