AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Perceptual Tolerances for Decay Parameters in Plucked String Synthesis

Document Thumbnail

The audibility of variations of decay parameters in plucked string synthesis was studied by a listening test. The decay was described by an overall time constant and a frequency-dependent parameter. Two fundamental frequencies, tone durations, and types of excitations were used for both parameters. The results indicate that variations between 25 and 40% in the time constant are inaudible. This suggests large perceptual tolerances for the decay parameters. The results are applied in model-based audio processing.

JAES Volume 49 Issue 11 pp. 1049-1059; November 2001
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society