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Blackwell, Tim; Young, Michael: Swarm Granulator. In: EvoMUSART 2004, S. 399-408.




This paper describes a Swarm Granulator, a new application of particle swarms to sound synthesis. Granulation, an established technique in sound synthesis, depends on many parameters which are non-intuitive and hard to control from a human perspective. It is proposed here that a particle swarm can organize these parameters and produce musically interesting and novel timbres. A crucial element of the system is the self-organization of grain parameters around attractors which themselves represent musical events and textures in an external environment. This means that Swarm Granulator is interactive, and not merely reactive.

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booktitle={Applications of Evolutionary Computing},
series={Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
editor={Raidl, GüntherR. and Cagnoni, Stefano and Branke, Jürgen and Corne, DavidWolfe and Drechsler, Rolf and Jin, Yaochu and Johnson, ColinG. and Machado, Penousal and Marchiori, Elena and Rothlauf, Franz and Smith, GeorgeD. and Squillero, Giovanni},
title={Swarm Granulator},
url={http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-24653-4_41 http://de.evo-art.org/index.php?title=Swarm_Granulator },
publisher={Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
author={Blackwell, Tim and Young, Michael},

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