“Virtual Worlds/Real Sounds” by Cook, Bargar, Funkhouser, Miner and Serra

  • ©Perry R. Cook, Robin Bargar, Thomas (Tom) A. Funkhouser, Nadine Miner, and Xavier Serra



Entry Number: 23


    Virtual Worlds/Real Sounds

Course Organizer(s):



    This course covers concepts, models, techniques, and systems for the parametric digital synthesis and simulation of real-world sounds and sonic environments. The emphasis is on providing well-founded methods and techniques for dealing with sound using parametric computational models. Those attending the course should leave with the knowledge that there can be more to virtual sonic environments than the playback of pre- recorded PCM sounds, and more than the attachment of ad-hoc echoes and reverberation effects to simulating realistic sonic spaces. The course will balance theory, algorithms, and issues in the computation of sound, with demonstrations illustrating the use of real time sound synthesis and processing.  


Contents/Schedule PDF:

Contributed By:

    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

Overview Page: