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    The Analogue Computer as a Voltage-Controlled Synthesiser

    Lazzarini, Victor and Timoney, Joseph (2019) The Analogue Computer as a Voltage-Controlled Synthesiser. In: Workshop on Ubiquitous Music (UbiMus 2019), 18 October 2019, Marseille, France.

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    This paper re-appraises the role of analogue computers within electronic and computer music and provides some pointers to future areas of research. It begins by introducing the idea of analogue computing and placing in the context of sound and music applications. This is followed by a brief examination of the classic constituents of an analogue computer, contrasting these with the typical modular voltage-controlled synthesiser. Two examples are presented, leading to a discussion on some parallels between these two technologies. This is followed by an examination of the current state-of-the-art in analogue computation and its prospects for applications in computer and electronic music.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Cite as: arXiv:1904.10763 [eess.AS]
    Keywords: analogue computing; voltage control; sound synthesis; filters; oscillators; amplifiers; FPAA; VLSI analogue circuits;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Music
    Item ID: 14194
    Depositing User: Joseph Timoney
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2021 14:51
    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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