The Future of Sound-Making

In some ways, the development of sound synthesis can be viewed as being nearly complete. The technology has now reached the point where the quality of the sounds that can be produced is close to the physical limits of the human ear. Improvements still need to be made to the details of the synthesis techniques, particularly to the parameters that are used to control synthesis: the same problem mentioned in the context of resynthesis. In terms of timbral evolution, there is still scope for new ways of changing the timbre of a sound dynamically to avoid the predictability of low-pass filtering, the metallic ...

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