A physically derived synthesis model of the sound generated when a ruler is twanged while hanging over the edge of a solid surface is presented. This is a sound effect used in movies, TV, theatre performances and cartoons. The model is derived from the Euler-Bernoulli equation, offering the user a set of physical parameters to control ruler length as well as the material properties. Perceptual evaluation indicates that the model can be perceived as realistic as a recorded ruler twang as well as being able to replicate sounds of similar quality as an alternative synthesis model.
Selfridge, Rod; Andreasson, Mimmi; Bengtsson, Lina; Bengtsson, Bjarki Vidar; Lindborg, Emelie; Rydén, Matilda; Tez, Hazar; Reiss, Joshua
Affiliations: Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; Queen Mary University of London, UK(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Convention: 152 (May 2022) Paper Number: 10553
Publication Date: May 2, 2022
Subject: Audio Synthesis & Audio Effects
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