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During this study, four anechoic music samples (Paganini, Bach, Mozart, Paganini) were digitally recorded, played on 3 different instruments in an anechoic chamber. Simultaneously the violin bridge-excitation and the acoustic response of the sound chest were digitally recorded on a two channel DAT, using a velocity transducer and a free field microphone. Subjective pair tests were conducted, to determine the validity of the virtual instrument technique for comparison with recordings made with the actual instruments. The results of the listening tests confirmed the excellent degree of similarity between the direct acoustic recording and the convolution technique. These results suggest that it will be possible to correlate subjective evaluations and physical characteristics of the instruments using this method.

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Authors: FARINA A, Università di Parma, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale (IT);LANGHOFF A, JRC Ispra (IT);TRONCHIN L, Università di Bologna, Istituto di Fisica Tecnica, Facoltà di Ingegneria (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: CIARM, Ferrara (IT), May 19-20, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39096 ORA
Record Number: 199511095 / Last updated on: 1995-08-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en