Voice-controlled plucked bass guitar through two synthesis techniques

Janer, Jordi

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we present an example of the use of the singingvoice as a controller for digital music synthesis. The analysis of the voice with spectral processing techniques, derivedfrom the Short-Time Fourier Transform, provides ways ofdetermining a performer’s vocal intentions. We demonstratea prototype, in which the extracted vocal features drive thesynthesis of a plucked bass guitar. The sound synthesis stageincludes two different synthesis techniques, Physical Modelsand Spectral Morph.