Composing With The York Polyphonic Real-Time Singing Synthesiser

Ian S. Gibson, David M. Howard, Andrew M. Tyrrell

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To date, most singing synthesisers have been monophonic due to limitations of processing power. A real-time singing synthesiser has been developed which can synthesise four voices each with six formants. The hardware includes SHARC ADSP-21060 parallel processors, a Digital-To-Analogue converter and a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). This paper presents a description of the synthesiser, methods of control and the results obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 25th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 1999
PublisherInternational Computer Music Association
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event25th International Computer Music Conference - Beijing, China
Duration: 22 Oct 199927 Oct 1999
Conference number: 25

Publication series

NameInternational Computer Music Conference, ICMC Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Michigan
ISSN (Print)2223-3881


Conference25th International Computer Music Conference
Abbreviated titleICMC 1999


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