Exploration of Audio Synthesizers

dc.contributor.author Lindquist, Timothy
dc.contributor.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
dc.contributor.majorProfessor Gary Tuttle
dc.date 2019-12-17T21:12:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:36:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:36:15Z
dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>In this creative component, I explore how synthesizers originated as well as the various techniques available for complex signal generation. The primary synthesis techniques researched were Additive, Subtractive, Frequency Modulation, and Sample-Based Synthesis. After extensive background information was examined, a series of MATLAB scripts were created to verify the synthesis implementation and demonstrate understanding. Following this, I set out to design my own hybrid synthesizer using a combination of the various techniques learned. The synthesizer created is a polyphonic composition device capable of audio generation as well as audio manipulation. It demonstrates core principles from each of the researched techniques to enable endless possibilities for the user. In the following pages, I explain the development process underwent to create this device and the details behind the unique designs.</p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/17173
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dc.subject.disciplines Digital Circuits
dc.subject.disciplines Electrical and Electronics
dc.subject.disciplines Hardware Systems
dc.subject.disciplines Signal Processing
dc.subject.keywords audio
dc.subject.keywords synthesis
dc.subject.keywords synthesizer
dc.subject.keywords circuits
dc.subject.keywords music
dc.subject.keywords hardware
dc.subject.keywords software
dc.title Exploration of Audio Synthesizers
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thesis.degree.discipline Electrical Engineering
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