Analysis / Synthesis of Rolling Sounds Using a Source Filter Approach

Jung Suk Lee; Philippe Depalle; Gary Scavone
DAFx-2010 - Graz
In this paper, the analysis and synthesis of a rolling ball sound is proposed. The approach is based on the assumption that the rolling sound is generated by a concatenation of micro-impacts between a ball and a surface, each having associated resonances. Contact timing information is first extracted from the rolling sound using an onset detection process. The resulting individual contact segments are subband filtered before being analyzed using linear predictive coding (LPC) and notch filter parameter estimation. The segments are then resynthesized and overlap-added to form a complete rolling sound. This approach is similar to that of [1], though the methods used for contact event detection and filter parameter estimation are completely different.