Simulation of piano sustain-pedal effect by parallel second-order filters

Stefano Zambon; Heidi-Maria Lehtonen; Balázs Bank
DAFx-2008 - Espoo
This paper presents a sustain-pedal effect simulation algorithm for piano synthesis, by using parallel second-order filters. A robust two-step filter design procedure, based on frequency-zooming ARMA modeling and least squares fit, is applied to calibrate the algorithm from impulse responses of the soundboard and the string register. The model takes into account the differences in coupling between the various strings. The algorithm can be applied to both sample-based and physics-based piano synthesizers.