Convergence Synthesis of Dynamic Frequency Modulation Tones Using an Evolution Strategy

  • Thomas J. Mitchell
  • Anthony G. Pipe
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3449)


This paper reports on steps that have been taken to enhance previously presented evolutionary sound matching work. In doing so, the convergence characteristics are shown to provide a synthesis method that produces interesting sounds. The method implements an Evolution Strategy to optimise a set of real-valued Frequency Modulation parameters. The development of the evolution is synthesised as optimisation takes place, and the corresponding dynamic sound can be observed developing from initial disorder, into a stable, static tone.


Synthesis Parameter Target Tone Static Tone Nest Modulator Object Landscape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Anthony G. Pipe
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Mathematical SciencesThe University of the West of EnglandFrenchay, BristolUK

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