Download Adaptive Phase Distortion Synthesis
This article discusses Phase Distortion synthesis and its application to arbitrary input signals. The main elements that compose the technique are presented. Its similarities to Phase Modulation are discussed and the equivalence between the two techniques is explored. Two alternative methods of distorting the phase of an arbitrary signal are presented. The first is based on the audio-rate modulation of a first-order allpass filter coefficient. The other method relies on a re-casting of the Phase Modulation equation, which leads to a heterodyned form of waveshaping. The relationship of these implementations to the original technique is explored in detail. Complementing the article, a number of examples are discussed, demonstrating the application of the technique as an interesting digital audio effect.
Download Sound synthesis using an allpass filter chain with audio‐rate coefficient modulation
This paper describes a sound synthesis technique that modulates the coefficients of allpass filter chains using audio-rate frequencies. It was found that modulating a single allpass filter section produces a feedback AM–like spectrum, and that its bandwidth is extended and further processed by non-sinusoidal FM when the sections are cascaded. The cascade length parameter provides dynamic bandwidth control to prevent upper range aliasing artifacts, and the amount of spectral content within that band can be controlled using a modulation index parameter. The technique is capable of synthesizing rich and evolving timbres, including those resembling classic virtual analog waveforms. It can also be used as an audio effect with pitch-tracked input sources. Software and sound examples are available at
Download Spectral Dealy Filters with Feedback Delay Filters with Feedback and Time-Varying Coefficients
A recently introduced structure to implement a continuously smooth spectral delay, based on a cascade of first-order allpass filters and an equalizing filter, is described and the properties of this spectral delay filter are reviewed. A new amplitude envelope equalizing filter for the spectral delay filter is proposed and the properties of structures utilizing feedback and/or time-varying filter coefficients are discussed. In addition, the stability conditions for the feedback and the time-varying structures are derived. A spectral delay filter can be used for synthesizing chirp-like sounds or for modifying the timbre of arbitrary audio signals. Sound examples on the use of the spectral delay filters utilizing the structures discussed in this paper can be found at http://www.acoustics.hut. fi/publications/papers/dafx09-sdf/.