TitleSynthesis and control of hundreds of sinusoidal partials on a desktop computer without custom hardware
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsFreed, A, Rodet, X, Depalle, P
Conference NameFourth International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology
Date Published1993/04/16
PublisherDSP Associates
Conference LocationSanta Clara, CA

This paper describes a new technique for additive synthesis, the FFT-inverse method. This technique provides an efficient method for adding colored noise to sinusoidal partials, which is needed to successfully synthesize speech and the Japanese Shakuhachi flute, for example. Before describing the details of the FFT-inverse method, additive synthesis will be compared to the popular synthesis methods: frequency modulation and digital sampling