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Modeling and Generating Organ Pipes Self-Sustained Tones by Using ICA

Author(s): Angelo Ciaramella | Enza De Lauro | Salvatore De Martino | Mariarosaria Falanga | Roberto Tagliaferri

Journal: Journal of Signal and Information Processing
ISSN 2159-4465

Volume: 02;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 141;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Independent Component Analysis | Sound Synthesis | Non-Linear Oscillators | Integrate Circuits

Aim of this work is to analyze and to synthesize acoustic signals emitted by organ pipes. An Independent Component Analysis technique is applied to study the behavior of single notes or chords obtained in real and simulated environments. These analyses suggest that the pipe acoustic signals can be described by a mixture of nonlinear oscillations obtained by a self-sustained feedback system (i.e., Andronov oscillator). This system allows to obtain a realistic pipe waveform with features very similar to the sound produced by the pipe and to propose an additive synthesis model. Moreover, suitable analogical and integrate circuit models, able to reproduce the registered waveforms and sound, have been designed. A comparison between real and reconstructed acoustic signals is provided.
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