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The Switched Convolution Reverberator

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High-quality artificial reverberators, which are well known, generally have large memory and computational costs. An alternative architecture attempts to manage quality separately for steady-state and transient signals. The proposed reverberator consists of an equalizing comb filter with an embedded convolution with a short noise sequence. To overcome the difficulty of unwanted periodicity with transients, the noise sequence is regularly updated. Several methods for updating the noise sequence, including a leaky integrator or a multiband structure are described. Informal listening tests are encouraging.

JAES Volume 60 Issue 4 pp. 227-236; April 2012
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