Re: Overtones


Subject: Re: Overtones
From: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier (Philippe-Aubert.Gauthier@USherbrooke.ca)
Date: Mon Jun 28 2004 - 14:20:32 EDT


Hello,

And you have to know that listening to a plucked string along with a bowed
string video may confuse you more than you may imagine. This have been studied
and recently reported in a nice ASA session on audio/visual perception
coupling.

Selon Rob Godman <rob.godman@virgin.net>:

> On 28/6/04 4:22 pm, "Jay Smalridge" <inadaze@mac.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > I was researching the differences in musical instruments when someone told
> me
> > that the main difference is the amount of overtones after the Fundamental
> > frequency. Is this true? Could I distiguish instruments from one
> another
> > just by counting the amount of overtones? Seems like there is a lot more
> to
> > it than just that... like perhaps the ADSR of a sound? Or am I digging
> to
> > deep?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jay
>
> Interesting area - you will find that the A part of ADSR is crucial when it
> comes to recognising instrumental sound. Remove the attack from the sound
> and you will begin to have difficulty in telling the difference between
> quite diverse instruments. An oboe and a trumpet will sound *very* similar
> indeed. Place the attack of an oboe onto a flute and you potentially have
> a
> hybrid instrument (either through a cut/paste method or convolution for a
> more interesting sonic result).
>
> Rob
>
>
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