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Method of sound synthesis

United States Patent

June 8, 2004
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A sound synthesis method for modeling and synthesizing dynamic, parameterized sounds. The sound synthesis method yields perceptually convincing sounds and provides flexibility through model parameterization. By manipulating model parameters, a variety of related, but perceptually different sounds can be generated. The result is subtle changes in sounds, in addition to synthesis of a variety of sounds, all from a small set of models. The sound models can change dynamically according to changes in the simulation environment. The method is applicable to both stochastic (impulse-based) and non-stochastic (pitched) sounds.
Miner; Nadine E. (Albuquerque, NM), Caudell; Thomas P. (Tijeras, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 014,871
January 28, 1998
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.