Visualaudio-Design – Towards a Graphical Sounddesign

Lars Engeln; Rainer Groh
DAFx-2019 - Birmingham
VisualAudio-Design (VAD) is a spectral-node based approach to visually design audio collages and sounds. The spectrogram as a visualization of the frequency-domain can be intuitively manipulated with tools known from image processing. Thereby, a more comprehensible sound design is described to address common abstract interfaces for DSP algorithms that still use direct value inputs, sliders, or knobs. In addition to interaction in the timedomain of audio and conventional analysis and restoration tasks, there are many new possibilities for spectral manipulation of audio material. Here, affine transformations and two-dimensional convolution filters are proposed.