Investigating timbral differences of varied velocity snare drum strikes

Cheshire, Matthew and Stables, Ryan and Hockman, Jason (2020) Investigating timbral differences of varied velocity snare drum strikes. In: Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2nd - 5th June 2020, Online.

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Adjusting striking excitation velocity for percussion instruments changes characteristics of the sound output, most notably in loudness and timbre. In this study, a listening test is carried out to assess participant abilities in distinguishing between varied velocity snare strikes when the loudness disparity had been removed from recordings made with four common studio microphones. Results indicate that all participants are able to identify different velocities based on timbral differences alone. Temporal and spectral features were then extracted from the recordings to gain insight into which quantifiable differences are present between varied velocity recordings. Analysis revealed various features such as attack and decay time, fundamental frequency, and brightness to have significant differences for the varied velocity snare strikes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
1 March 2020Accepted
28 June 2020Published Online
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-05 - others in psychology
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-04 - software engineering
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-02 - performing arts > CAH25-02-02 - music
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Jason Hockman
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2022 15:05
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01

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