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    Saturation non-linearities for Virtual Analog filters

    Timoney, Joseph and Lazzarini, Victor (2011) Saturation non-linearities for Virtual Analog filters. In: Forum Acusticum 2011, June 26 - July 1, Aalborg, Denmark.

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    In the digital modeling of analog synthesizer filters using standard digital elements, a saturation element is usually included in the structure. This paper discusses some of the options available for soft clipping saturation elements. It then presents three different filter configurations that include saturation. A review of perceptual techniques for assessing distortion is made to select a suitable evaluation criterion: Timbral warmth being found as the most relevant. Experiments are carried out to apply this to the structures proposed. The conclusion suggests which structure might be most interesting musically.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Saturation non-linearities; Virtual Analog filters;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 4099
    Depositing User: Joseph Timoney
    Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 12:01
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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