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A digital waveguide model of the electric bass guitar including different playing techniques

: Kramer, Patrick; Abeßer, Jakob; Dittmar, Christian; Schuller, Gerald


IEEE Signal Processing Society:
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012. Vol.1 : Kyoto, Japan, 25 - 30 March 2012; Proceedings
New York, NY: IEEE, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-0046-9
ISBN: 978-1-4673-0045-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-4673-0044-5 (Online)
International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) <37, 2012, Kyoto>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IDMT ()
physical modeling; Sound Synthesis

In this paper, we present a novel audio synthesis model that allows us to simulate bass guitar tones with 11 different playing techniques to choose from. In contrast, previous approaches focussing on bass guitar synthesis only implemented the two slap techniques. We apply a digital waveguide model extended by different modular parts to imitate the sound production process on this instrument. The results of a MUSHRA listening test reveal that an audio coding scheme based on the presented algorithm offers a high perceived sound quality in comparison to conventional low bit-rate coding schemes while requiring a much lower bit-rate.