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Sound synthesis from Double Muffled Dolphin


Web resource:
This music automat in the form of an applet enables everyone to produce individual ambient sounds.

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The automat is playing an array of sound (like a looping tape). The array is updated with data from the various modules whenever new data is available. To reflect changes on potmeters and buttons the sound is constantly recalculated. The newly calculated sound is then copied to the sound array. To prevent clicks-pops and odd things to happen “recording" (copying) is synchronized with the “play-head's" position on the “tape".

Tips for running the Applet: 1. Make sure that Java Runtime is installed and that the browser security setting permits the playing of JAVA Applets. 2. Greyed tabs mean that these have to be opened and settings made. 3. It is best to start with “DrumSynth" and click on “Activate" in “Module Control".

Information and ideas:
This tool involves more than just playing. It makes it possible to look at the subjects of sound production and sound design in a serious and systematic way.

Relevant for teaching:
Senses discover the environment
Games to practise using the senses
Sound production and analysis
There are no other media directly related to this file.
Source of information
Biology; Music; Personal, social and health education (PSHE); Science
Grade 1 to 4; Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Elementary school; Middle/high school
Sound; Hearing training; Listening exercise; Listening situation
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