Perceptually significant features of granular processing

June 8th, 2006

Xenakis Legacies Symposium hosted by the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. ABSTRACT – In Formalized Music (1963/1992), Iannis Xenakis proposed a method of using sonic grains to synthesize original sounds. His musical application of Gabor’s (1947) theory of “acoustical quanta” has since spawned a variety of electronic and computer music techniques chronicled by Curtis [...]

A Simplified Granular Processing Interface Based on Perceptual Research

April 16th, 2006

This is my dissertation that was completed to fulfill the requirements of my PhD at Northwestern University. The findings informed my later plug-in design work for Hipno, a set of plugins published by Cycling74. The chapter 2 contain a primer on granular methods that many people have told me they found useful.  Chapter 3 reviews granular [...]

Understanding the Perception of Granular Processing

July 15th, 2003

SMPC 2003 National Conference @ University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Co-authors: Gary Kendall and Scott Lipscomb. EXCERPT -Granular processing of sampled audio signals (Roads 1985; Traux 1987) is a technique that has experienced increased interest in recent years. This processing technique has origins in the work of Dennis Gabor and his concept of the [...]