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Synthesis Modeling of the Chinese Dizi, Bawu, and Sheng

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The spectral properties of the Chinese dizi, bawu, and sheng are considered and it is discussed how they differ from their Western counterparts. In particular, the strong upper formants and harmonics give the Chinese instruments their characteristic sound. A group additive synthesis model is developed for the three wind instruments using three or four wavetables, along with their Csound implementations. Our listening tests shows that our models are nearly indistinguishable from the original tones, confirming the effectiveness of the matches.

JAES Volume 47 Issue 12 pp. 1076-1087; December 1999
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