Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 585–586 | Cite as

Preparing dichotic tapes using a digital music synthesizer

  • John T. Lyndon
  • Steven Schwartz
Instrumentation & Techniques


Digital music synthesizers represent audio signals in the form of binary coded numbers. These binary coded numbers can be manipulated by the operator, thereby altering the audio signal in a variety of ways. The present article describes how these capabilities can be used to produce perfectly aligned dichotic tapes in which the stimulus items are matched on all extraneous (timbre, amplitude, duration) factors.


Behavior Research Method Audio Signal Stimulus Item Dichotic Listening Floppy Disk 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Lyndon
    • 1
  • Steven Schwartz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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