Group Delay-Based Allpass Filters for Abstract Sound Synthesis and Audio Effects Processing
An algorithm for artistic spectral audio processing and synthesis using allpass filters is presented. These filters express group delay trajectories, allowing fine control of their frequency-dependent arrival times. We present methods for designing the group delay trajectories to yield a novel class of filters for sound synthesis and audio effects processing. A number of categories of group delay trajectory design are discussed, including stair-stepped, modulated, and probabilistic. Synthesis and processing examples are provided.