This paper presents the theory and implementation of source-filter modelling in sinusoid domain and its applications on timbre processing. The technique decomposes the instantaneous amplitude in a sinusoid model into a source part and a filter part, each capturing a different aspect of the timbral property. We show that the sinusoid domain source-filter modelling is approximately equivalent to its time or frequency domain counterparts. Two methods are proposed for the evaluation of the source and filter, including a least-square method based on the assumption of slow variation of source and filter in time, and a filter bank method the models the global spectral envelope in the filter. Tests show the effectiveness of the algorithms for isolation frequency-driven amplitude variations. Example applications are given to demonstrate the use of the technique for timbre processing.
Wen, Xue; Sandler, Mark
Affiliation: Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
AES Convention: 126 (May 2009) Paper Number: 7790
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Subject: Sound Design and Processing
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