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evaluation sounds

This page contains the sound examples described in my dissertation (archived at MTG).

These were the sounds were used for the listening test evaluation (Chapter 7).

About the methods: tracks was the proposed method combining simultaneous mixtures of source sounds, continuous selection of units from frame to frame, while operating causally (not operating on the whole future signal). The other methods are summarized in this table: Synthesis methods from dissertation

and described in the corresponding Section 7.3.2, Mosaicing Algorithms compared.

Example mosaics: target=wordsFall, source=brenda

exT (target):

exS (source):

exM1 (mosaic1, mixtures and no continuity):

exM2 (mosaic2, no mixtures and continuity):

exM2b (mosaic2 blended with target):

Example sounds by object code

A: target=fugue, source=boccherini, source anchor=ducks

AT (target):

AS (source):

A1 (dp):

A2 (mix):

A3 (mp):

A4 (near):

A5 (tracks):

AAH (anchor harmony):

AAS (anchor source):

B: target=inflation, source=breathy, source anchor=boccherini

BT (target):

BS (source):

B1 (dp):

B2 (mix):

B3 (mp):

B4 (near):

B5 (tracks):

BAS (anchor source):

BAT (anchor target):

C: target=madonna, source=breathy, source anchor=mandolin

CT (target):

CS (source):

C1 (dp):

C2 (mix):

C3 (mp):

C4 (near):

C5 (tracks):

CAS (anchor source):

CAT (anchor timbre):

E: target=madonna, source=kidsing, source anchor=brenda

ET (target):

ES (source):

E1 (dp):

E2 (mix):

E3 (mp):

E4 (near):

E5 (tracks):

EAS (anchor source):

F: target=madonnaS, source=boccherini

FT (target):

FS (source):

F1 (dp):

F2 (mix):

F3 (mp):

F4 (near):

F5 (tracks):

FAH (anchor harmony):

G: target=orchestra, source=boccherini, source anchor=crickets

GT (target):

GS (source):

G1 (dp):

G2 (mix):

G3 (mp):

G4 (near):

G5 (tracks):

GAH (anchor harmony):

GAS (anchor source):

H: target=orchestra, source=breathy

HT (target):

HS (source):

H1 (dp):

H2 (mix):

H3 (mp):

H4 (near):

H5 (tracks):

HAT (anchor timbre):

J: target=orchestra, source=waterPour

JT (target):

JS (source):

J1 (dp):

J2 (mix):

J3 (mp):

J4 (near):

J5 (tracks):

K: target=purenoise, source=brenda

KT (target):

KS (source):

K1 (dp):

K2 (mix):

K3 (mp):

K4 (near):

K5 (tracks):

KAT (anchor timbre):

L: target=wordsFall, source=ducks, source anchor=mandolin

LT (target):

LS (source):

L1 (dp):

L2 (mix):

L3 (mp):

L4 (near):

L5 (tracks):

LAS (anchor source):

M: target=wordsFall, source=tuning

MT (target):

MS (source):

M1 (dp):

M2 (mix):

M3 (mp):

M4 (near):

M5 (tracks):

MAH (anchor harmony):

N: target=wordsFall, source=bees, source anchor=inflation

NT (target):

NS (source):

N1 (dp):

N2 (mix):

N3 (mp):

N4 (near):

N5 (tracks):

NAH (anchor harmony):

NAS (anchor source):

attribution for sounds

Where not explictly permitted, short excerpts are used for educational purposes.

madonna: chorus from “Give It 2 Me” by Madonna

wordsFall: “Falling Slowly” from Once

fugue: Contrapunctus I from Bach’s The Art of the Fugue, interpreted by Antonio Palareti

orchestra: possibly from an online time-scaling demo

brenda: from a singing voice database (possibly Yamaha)

breathy: recorded by Alex Loscos of the MTG

bees: “20080127_1300_Panales_abejas_cerca.wav” from freesound user “Manuel Calurano” link

boccherini: “violin minuet_boccherini (edit).wav” from freesound user “FreqMan” link

kidsing: “2002_indien_kids_sing_8.wav” from freesound user “dosa1” link

inflation: “Balloon inflation.mp3” by freesound user “Perry Duke” link

waterPour: “water pour into jar.wav” by freesound user “modcam” link

tuning: “Orchestra Tuning.wav” by freesound user “gelo_papas” link

purenoise: “this is pure noise.wav” by freesound user “epanody” link

goodwill: “men of goodwill.wav” by freesound user “ERH” link

ducks: “Speaking with Ducks.wav” by freesound user “Puzze Dao” link

crickets: “FrogsAndCrickets_ExcerptB_JMA_24Bit_48k.wav” by freesound user “greysound” link

exposure: “ExcessiveExposure.wav” by freesound user “acclivity” link