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Signal Processing Methods in Musical Acoustics
Cross listed as EE 367A. Music 420 is about computational acoustic modeling for digital audio effects, sound synthesis, and signal processing for physical modeling in general. Topics addressed include sampled traveling waves; acoustic simulation using delay lines, digital filters, and nonlinear elements; comb filters, allpass filters, and artificial reverberation; delay-line interpolation and sampling-rate conversion; phasing, flanging, and chorus effects; computational models of selected musical instruments; virtual analog modeling; and efficient finite difference schemes. Musical instruments considered include plucked, struck (piano), and bowed strings; woodwinds (primarily the clarinet); flute and organ pipes; and brasses.