Algorithms for guitar-driven synthesis: Application to an augmented guitar

Fabian Esqueda Flores, Otso Lähdeoja, Vesa Välimäki

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This work studies the use of signal-driven synthesis algorithms applied to an augmented guitar. A robust sub-octave generator, partially modeled after a classic audio-driven monophonic guitar synthesizer design of the 1970s is presented. The performance of the proposed system is evaluated within the context of an augmented active guitar with an actuated sound box. Results of the evaluation show that the design represents an exciting augmentation for the instrument, as it radically transforms the sound of the electric guitar while remaining responsive to the full range of the guitar playing gestures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Sound and Music Computing Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSonic Crossings
EditorsAnastasia Georgaki, Areti Andreopoulou
Place of PublicationLimassol, Cyprus
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSound and Music Computing Conference - Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conferences
PublisherSound and Music Computing Association
ISSN (Electronic)2518-3672


ConferenceSound and Music Computing Conference
Abbreviated titleSMC
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  • Acoustics
  • Audio signal processing
  • Music technology


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