The music-related research in our laboratory consists of analysis and synthesis of musical sounds.
In physics-based sound synthesis, the aim is to simulate the physical processes that generate a sound in a musical instrument, as opposed to merely simulating the sound itself. The advantage of this approach is that it improves the flexibility of sound synthesis models and allows a more intuitive control for the synthesizers.
The following table lists some of our research topics related to musical instruments.
|Research topics related to musical instruments |
| Acoustic guitar synthesis |
Synthesis and modeling of the well-known six-stringed plucked string instrument.
| Kantele synthesis |
The kantele is a traditional finnish plucked string instrument with an easily recognizable tone due to the tension modulation nonlinearity and beating.
| Synthesis of the lutes |
Research and synthesis of the tanbur, a traditional Turkish long-necked lute, the ud, a short-necked arabic lute, and the Renaissance lute.
| Piano synthesis |
Modeling and synthesis of the piano, probably the most popular instrument in western music.
| Harpsichord synthesis |
The harpsichord is a plucked string keyboard instrument, popular in the baroque era.
| Clavichord synthesis |
The clavichord is a rectangular keyboard instrument, also popular in the baroque era.
| Virtual analog synthesis and audio effects |
Digital signal processing methods for imitating the oscillators, filters, and other analog electronic parts in musical gear.
| Acoustics of musical instruments
Research on analysis
and improvement of musical instruments.