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Musical Sound Synthesis by Forward Differences

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It is pointed out that a modified method of forward differences offers an effective means for synthesizing periodic functions, especially approximate sinusoids. In addition it can be applied to audio signal synthesis. A combination of this method and a particular modulation technique provides a wide range of musical sounds, including those of inharmonic and/or dynamic spectra.

JAES Volume 30 Issue 1/2 pp. 2-9; February 1982
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