A-Dafx: Adaptive Digital Audio Effect

Verfaille V.; Arfib D.
DAFx-2001 - Limerick
Digital effects are most of the time non-adaptive: they are applied with the same control values during the whole sound. Adaptive digital audio effects are controlled by features extracted from the sound itself. This means that both a time-frequency features extraction and a mapping from these features to effects parameters are needed. This way, the usual DAFx class is extended to a wider class, the adaptive DAFx one. Four A-DAFx are proposed in this paper, based on the phase vocoder technique: a selective timestretching, an adaptive granular delay, an adaptive robotization and an adaptive whisperization. They provide interesting sounds for electroacoustic and electronic music, with a great coherence between the effect and the original sound.