CA: A system for Granular Processing of Sound using Cellular Automata

Shyamsundar Vaidhyanathan; Ali Minai; Mara Helmuth
DAFx-1999 - Trondheim
 is a tool for the granular processing of sound using cellular automata developed on the SGI-Indy platform. It investigates the effects of change in the timbre of sound using a cellular automaton in real-time. The cellular automaton generated by the chosen rule controls parameters of a bank of filters. The system uses standard infinite impulse response filters and a general model of three neighborhood cellular automata. The composer1 can configure the filter banks by adjusting bandwidths and center frequencies through the graphical interface. CA is very well suited as a tool for computer music composition because it is capable of creating a new palette of sounds for the composer and it is easy to use.