Not just more FMS: Taking it to the next level

Tae Hong Park, Zhiye Li, Jonathan Biguenet

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This paper describes a system for composition, sound design, pedagogy, and sound analysis using FMS (Feature Modulation Synthesis). FMS employs a synthesis by analysis approach for sound manipulation focusing on salient acoustic features that capture timbral dimensions corresponding to relevant characteristics of sound perception. These feature vectors are then analyzed and modulated for re-synthesis. We discuss updates and introduce the current salient feature extraction algorithms and their respective modulation modules that have been developed and implemented. We also present a new software system called "FMS Toolbox" which is a GUI-based Matlab application that allows for the analysis, modulation, and re-synthesis of the sound objects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
StatePublished - 2008
EventInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008 - Belfast, Ireland
Duration: Aug 24 2008Aug 29 2008


OtherInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Music


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