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The role of spectral-envelope characteristics in perceptual blending of wind-instrument sounds
Certain combinations of musical instruments lead to perceptually more blended timbres than others. Orchestration commonly seeks these combinations and can benefit from generalized acoustical descriptions of perceptually ...
A spectral-envelope synthesis model to study perceptual blend between wind instruments
Wind instrument sounds can be shown to be characterized by pitch-invariant spectral maxima or formants. An acoustical signal-analysis approach is pursued to obtain spectral-envelope descriptions that reveal these pitch- ...
Timbre blending of wind instruments: acoustics and perception
The acoustical and perceptual factors involved in timbre blending between orchestral wind instruments are investi- gated based on a pitch-invariant acoustical description of wind instruments. This description involves the ...
Measuring the interaction between bassoon and horn players in achieving timbre blend
Our study investigates the interactive relationship between bassoon and horn players in achieving timbre blend during musical performance. The interaction is studied in a behavioral experiment, measuring the timbral ...
Predicting blend between orchestral timbres using generalized spectral-envelope descriptions
Composers rely on implicit knowledge of instrument timbres to achieve certain effects in orchestration. In the context of perceptual blending between orchestral timbres, holistic acoustical descriptions of instrument-specific ...