SoniPy allows for a separate Psychoacoustic Modeling stage which
involves the systematic mapping of information relations in the data to
perceptual relations in the sound schema as provided by the CONCEPTUAL
tools, for example.
We envisage the
interactive reconfiguration of the mapping from information relations
to auditory relations. One useful set of psychoacoustic mappings would
be those that provide transformation between conceptually linear
parameters and acoustic reality; Inverse Fletcher-Munson, for example.
In Barrass' model,
changes in such a mapping might cause the automatic remapping of source
information through psychoacoustic algorithms (using NumPy and SciPy)
to produce new sounds and/or rendering controls. For example a change
from categorical to ordered information could automatically produce a
remapping from a categorical sound (e.g. instrument, object, stream) to
an ordered property of a sounding object (e.g. length, excitation,
S. Barrass. "Sculpting a Sound Space with Information Properties," Organised
Sound 1(2):125:136 1996.
Cambridge University Press, UK.
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