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Continuum Fingerboard
The CONTINUUM FINGERBOARD or HAKEN CONTINUUM is a music performance controller and synthesizer developed by Lippold Haken, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois , and sold by Haken Audio, located in Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
. The Continuum Fingerboard
Continuum Fingerboard
was initially developed from 1983 to 1998 at the CERL Sound Group at the University of Illinois, to control sound-producing algorithms on the Platypus audio signal processor and the Kyma/Capybara workstation. In 1999, the first Continuum Fingerboard
Continuum Fingerboard
was commercially sold. Until 2008, the Continuum Fingerboard
Continuum Fingerboard
provided IEEE-1394 (FireWire) connections to control a Kyma sound design workstation , as well as MIDI
MIDI
connections to control a MIDI
MIDI
synthesizer module
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Frequency Spectrum
The power spectrum S x x ( f ) {displaystyle S_{xx}(f)} of a time series x ( t ) {displaystyle x(t)} describes the distribution of power into frequency components composing that signal. According to Fourier analysis any physical signal can be decomposed into a number of discrete frequencies, or a spectrum of frequencies over a continuous range. The statistical average of a certain signal or sort of signal (including noise ) as analyzed in terms of its frequency content, is called its spectrum . When the energy of the signal is concentrated around a finite time interval, especially if its total energy is finite, one may compute the ENERGY SPECTRAL DENSITY. More commonly used is the POWER SPECTRAL DENSITY (or simply POWER SPECTRUM), which applies to signals existing over all time, or over a time period large enough (especially in relation to the duration of a measurement) that it could as well have been over an infinite time interval
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Delay (audio Effect)
DELAY is an audio effect and an effects unit which records an input signal to an audio storage medium , and then plays it back after a period of time. The delayed signal may either be played back multiple times, or played back into the recording again, to create the sound of a repeating, decaying echo . Delay effects range from a subtle echo effect to a pronounced blending of previous sounds with new sounds. Delay effects can be created using tape loops, an approach developed in the 1940s and 1950s; analog effects units , which were introduced in the 1970s; digital effects pedals, introduced in 1984; and audio software plugins, developed in the 2000s
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Vibration
VIBRATION is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point . The word comes from Latin vibrationem ("shaking, brandishing"). The oscillations may be periodic , such as the motion of a pendulum—or random , such as the movement of a tire on a gravel road. Vibration
Vibration
can be desirable: for example, the motion of a tuning fork , the reed in a woodwind instrument or harmonica , a mobile phone , or the cone of a loudspeaker . In many cases, however, vibration is undesirable, wasting energy and creating unwanted sound . For example, the vibrational motions of engines , electric motors , or any mechanical device in operation are typically unwanted. Such vibrations could be caused by imbalances in the rotating parts, uneven friction , or the meshing of gear teeth. Careful designs usually minimize unwanted vibrations. The studies of sound and vibration are closely related
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Granular Synthesis
GRANULAR SYNTHESIS is a basic sound synthesis method that operates on the microsound time scale . Excerpt from Agon - Horacio Vaggione A piece of music composed with fast and slow granular synthesis. ------------------------- Problems playing this file? See media help .It is based on the same principle as sampling . However, the samples are not played back conventionally, but are instead split into small pieces of around 1 to 50 ms . These small pieces are called GRAINS. Multiple grains may be layered on top of each other, and may play at different speeds, phases , volume, and frequency, among other parameters. At low speeds of playback, the result is a kind of soundscape , often described as a cloud , that is manipulatable in a manner unlike that for natural sound sampling or other synthesis techniques. At high speeds, the result is heard as a note or notes of a novel timbre
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Low-frequency Oscillation
LOW-FREQUENCY OSCILLATION (LFO) is an electronic signal which is usually below 20 Hz and creates a rhythmic pulse or sweep. This pulse or sweep is often used to modulate synthesizers , delay lines and other audio equipment in order to create effects used in the production of electronic music . Audio effects such as vibrato , tremolo and phasing are examples. The abbreviation LFO is also very often used to refer to LOW-FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS themselves. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Overview * 3 Uses * 4 In popular culture * 5 See also * 6 References HISTORY Low-frequency oscillation
Low-frequency oscillation
as a concept was first introduced in the modular synths of the 1960s and 70s. Often the LFO effect was accidental, so there were myriad configurations that could be 'patched' by the synth operator. LFOs have since appeared in some form on almost every synthesizer
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Digital Filter
In signal processing , a DIGITAL FILTER is a system that performs mathematical operations on a sampled , discrete-time signal to reduce or enhance certain aspects of that signal. This is in contrast to the other major type of electronic filter , the analog filter , which is an electronic circuit operating on continuous-time analog signals . A digital filter system usually consists of an analog-to-digital converter to sample the input signal, followed by a microprocessor and some peripheral components such as memory to store data and filter coefficients etc. Finally a digital-to-analog converter to complete the output stage. Program Instructions (software) running on the microprocessor implement the digital filter by performing the necessary mathematical operations on the numbers received from the ADC
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Electronic Oscillator
An ELECTRONIC OSCILLATOR is an electronic circuit that produces a periodic, oscillating electronic signal, often a sine wave or a square wave . Oscillators convert direct current (DC) from a power supply to an alternating current (AC) signal. They are widely used in many electronic devices. Common examples of signals generated by oscillators include signals broadcast by radio and television transmitters , clock signals that regulate computers and quartz clocks , and the sounds produced by electronic beepers and video games . Oscillators are often characterized by the frequency of their output signal: * A low-frequency oscillator (LFO) is an electronic oscillator that generates a frequency below approximately 20 Hz. This term is typically used in the field of audio synthesizers , to distinguish it from an audio frequency oscillator. * An audio oscillator produces frequencies in the audio range, about 16 Hz to 20 kHz
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Manufacturing
MANUFACTURING is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines , tools , chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech , but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be sold to other manufacturers for the production of other, more complex products, such as aircraft , household appliances , furniture , sports equipment or automobiles , or sold to wholesalers , who in turn sell them to retailers , who then sell them to end users and consumers . Manufacturing engineering or MANUFACTURING PROCESS are the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product. The manufacturing process begins with the product design, and materials specification from which the product is made
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Timbre
In music , TIMBRE (/ˈtæmbər/ TAM-bər , also known as TONE COLOR or TONE QUALITY from psychoacoustics ), is the perceived sound quality of a musical note , sound, or tone. Timbre
Timbre
distinguishes different types of sound production, such as choir voices and musical instruments , such as string instruments , wind instruments , and percussion instruments. It also enables listeners to distinguish different instruments in the same category (e.g. an oboe and a clarinet ). The physical characteristics of sound that determine the perception of timbre include spectrum and envelope . Singers and instrumental musicians can change the timbre of the music they are singing/playing by using different singing or playing techniques
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Loudness
LOUDNESS is the characteristic of a sound that is primarily a psycho-physiological correlate of amplitude . More formally, it is defined as, "That attribute of auditory sensation in terms of which sounds can be ordered on a scale extending from quiet to loud." The relation of physical attributes of sound to perceived loudness consists of physical, physiological and psychological components. In different industries, loudness may have different meanings, and different standards exist, each purporting to define the measurement. Some definitions such as LKFS refer to relative loudness of different segments of electronically reproduced sounds such as for broadcasting and cinema. Others, such as ISO 532A (Stevens loudness, measured in sones ), ISO 532B (Zwicker loudness), DIN
DIN
45631 and ASA/ ANSI S3.4, have a more general scope and are often used to characterize loudness of environmental noise
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Dream Theater
DREAM THEATER is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name MAJESTY by John Petrucci , John Myung , and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston
Boston
, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
. They subsequently dropped out of their studies to concentrate further on the band that would ultimately become Dream Theater. Though a number of lineup changes followed, the three original members remained together along with James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band. In October 2010, the band held auditions for a drummer to replace Portnoy. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011. The band is well known for the technical proficiency of its instrumentalists, who have won many awards from music instruction magazines
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Octavarium
OCTAVARIUM is the eighth studio album by American progressive metal /rock band Dream Theater . Released on June 7, 2005, it was the band's final release with Atlantic Records . Recorded between September 2004 and February 2005, the album holds the distinction of being the last album ever recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City. With Octavarium, the band decided to create "a classic Dream Theater album", drawing upon their various stylistic influences while trying to make the music less complex. The album takes its creative concept from the musical octave . Octavarium peaked in the top five in the Finnish, Italian, and Swedish charts, and in the top ten in the Dutch, Japanese, and Norwegian charts. Critical reception of the album was generally positive; the diversity of the music was praised, although critics found some of the songwriting to be inconsistent
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Sarth Calhoun
SARTH CALHOUN is a musician from Brooklyn, New York. BIOGRAPHYSarth Calhoun grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He began playing music and writing lyrics at age six. In his teens, he stopped buying comic books to save up for his first bass guitar. His music career started with various rock bands around New York City, during which time he developed a love of computers and the Internet, and formed electronica-improv group, Gebbeth. In 1999 he, Leah Coloff (vocals/lyrics/cello), Tony Diodore (violin, guitar), and Marcus Righter (drums) formed Number19 , a rock band that developed experimental sounds within alternative and indie rock settings. The music orients around cello and violin swooping over grooving bass and drums. The band performed online as well as in person, and funded its first album, Suspension, from mp3.com downloads. The band is on an indefinite hiatus
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Lucibel Crater
LUCIBEL CRATER is a band from Brooklyn, New York . Their style is different from song to song but blends live electronic music , alternative rock , and indie rock . Lucibel Crater recorded their EP Miracles in 2007. In 2008 they released their first full length CD, The Family Album. It was mixed by Bryce Goggin . The Family Album refers to and explores the theme of American Life. Coloff's influences on the album include Tom Cora and Cormac McCarthy . Coloff said about the album, “Through the family theme we intended to talk about the American Life. When we wrote the songs we were permeated with disenchantment and bitterness. The song 'Threadbare Funeral', for example, talks about a woman living alone in the prairie for years who finally looks for someone to rescue her from her abandoned condition
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