[LAD] seeking "fresh" way to process/shape human whisper in real-time

Lorenzo Sutton lsutton at libero.it
Thu Dec 23 09:32:19 UTC 2010


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Subject: [LAD] seeking "fresh" way to process/shape human whisper in   
From: ico at vt.edu
To: linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org, 
linux-audio-dev at lists.linuxaudio.org
Date: 22/12/10 20:37
> Hi all,
> I've been battling a kind of a dsp-writer's-block as of late. Namely, I am
> dealing with a project where (at least as of right now) I would like to explore
> human whisper and its percussive/rhythmic power.

IMHO granulation might also be interesting...

> This would take place in an
> ensemble of "voices." I am also looking to combine whisper with some sort of
> DSP. Obviously vocoder comes as one of the obvious choices but it sounds IMHO
> cliche and as a result I would like to avoid it as much as possible (unless I
> can somehow come up with a cool spin on it which I haven't yet). I also tried
> amp mod, additive, filtering, etc., but none of these struck me as something
> interesting. I do think delays will be fine in terms of "punctuating" the
> overall pattern but I think this should take place at the end of the DSP chain.
> Granular synthesis is also a consideration but I've done so much of it over the
> past years I am hoping to do something different.
> So, as of right now I have:
> 1) whisper
> 2) ???
> 3) delays
> 4) profit! :-)
> Given the mental constipation I have been battling particularly over the past
> couple of days, I wanted to turn to you my fellow LA* enthusiasts for some
> thoughts/ideas/inspiration. Your help would be most appreciated and I will
> gladly credit your ideas in the final piece.
> Many thanks!
> Ivica Ico Bukvic, D.M.A.
> Composition, Music Technology
> Director, DISIS Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio
> Assistant Co-Director, CCTAD
> CHCI, CS, and Art (by courtesy)
> Virginia Tech
> Department of Music
> Blacksburg, VA 24061-0240
> (540) 231-6139
> (540) 231-5034 (fax)
> ico.bukvic.net
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