Waveform Synthesis using Bezier Curves with Control Point Modulation
Bezier curves are frequently used in graphical applications and drawing packages. In this paper, the author presents a technique of direct sound wave synthesis using Bezier curves. The technique is further expanded by modulating the position of the Bezier control points as synthesis takes place to create waveforms with complex harmonic structures. The paper also outlines how the technique can be used to create a musical instrument (synthesizer).
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