Short-Time Time-Reversal on Audio Signals

Hyung-Suk Kim; Julius O. Smith
DAFx-2014 - Erlangen
We present an analysis of short-time time-reversal on audio signals. Based on our analysis, we define parameters that can be used to control the digital effect and explain the effect each parameter has on the output. We further study the case of 50% overlap-add, then use this for a real-time implementation. Depending on the window length, the effect can modify the output sound variously, from adding overtones to adding reverse echoes. We suggest example use cases and digital effects setups for usage in sound design and recording.