Scientifics materials for acoustics effects

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LucasKmusic
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1 posts since 22 Oct, 2021

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:38 pm

Dear users,

Firstly, I am a student form Poland who would like to accomplish an engineer degree in Electronics. Because in my spare time I used to produce some music for fun, I would like to write my thesis close to music production - my topic is "An Implementation of acoustics effects in C language and MatLAB, using signal processor".

I would like to ask you, if you have some materials or books recommendation how to implement it. I see that there are a lot of engineers, having a lot of experience and maybe you have some mathematical equations, materials or suggestions, helping me make solve this problem. :pray:

I can understand that there are a few people, being keen on electronics but if you are I would like also ask you about implementation in electronics.
Everything will be helpful. Materials, articles, suggestions and examples. :help: :help: :help:

Best Regards,
Lucas.

juha_p
KVRian
695 posts since 21 Feb, 2006 from FI

Post Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:18 pm

Maybe Google is your best friend with this query.

Dunno how well these Will Pirkle's books explains the science behind everything but something to start implementation in C++.

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Music Engineer
KVRAF
3978 posts since 8 Mar, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:57 am

"acoustics effects"? are you talking specifically about physical modeling here? if so, perhaps a good place to start is this:

https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/pasp/

if you really want to dig deep into the physics, one of the most authoritative sources is this:

https://www.amazon.de/Physics-Musical-I ... 0387983740

if, on the other hand, you are just talking about generic audio effects, then perhaps the best place to start is this:

http://dafx.de/DAFX_Book_Page_2nd_edition/index.html

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whyterabbyt
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30037 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:47 am

What have you already looked at in terms of actual acoustics?

Starting with the DSP side before understand that is cart before horse, IMO.
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Michael L
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3795 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:07 am

Well, you are using Matlab so you can find what you are looking for in the Matlab Audio Toolbox:
https://au.mathworks.com/products/audio.html
Be sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the page.
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DaveClark
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287 posts since 8 May, 2007

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:09 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:47 am
What have you already looked at in terms of actual acoustics?

Starting with the DSP side before understand that is cart before horse, IMO.
This was my first reaction, also. I would strongly recommend at least reading a few chapters in one of the standard references on acoustics such as Morse and Ingard, or Allan Pierce's book, or Kinsler et al. You could get seriously misled by sticking only to DSP descriptions of acoustics. If you don't understand what you are approximating, you shouldn't expect to do very well at it.

I am assuming that you aren't just trying to get past your studies as soon as possible and actually care about what you are doing.

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DJ Warmonger
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4312 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:24 am

Michael L wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:07 am
Well, you are using Matlab so you can find what you are looking for in the Matlab Audio Toolbox:
https://au.mathworks.com/products/audio.html
Be sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the page.
Good god, when did we get here? :o Looks like my knowledge of Matlab learned from studies was somewhat limited :lol:
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Michael L
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3795 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:39 pm

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:24 am
Michael L wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:07 am
Well, you are using Matlab so you can find what you are looking for in the Matlab Audio Toolbox:
https://au.mathworks.com/products/audio.html
Be sure to read all the way down to the bottom of the page.
Good god, when did we get here? :o Looks like my knowledge of Matlab learned from studies was somewhat limited :lol:
Ah, you've been away for awhile!!

Then here's another shock if you remember the $5000+ price of Matlab with a few toolboxes:

You can buy the full version of Matlab for Home use for $150

To use the Audio Toolbox DAW, you need to also buy the DSP and Signal Processing toolboxes which are $50 each (and only slightly limited in the Home version) so the total price for all the above is only $300.

https://au.mathworks.com/products/matlab-home.html
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