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Re: comparison of envelope rise times in orchestral instruments


This may be what you're looking for:

David Luce and Melville Clark, Jr., "Durations of Attack Transients
of Nonpercussive Orchestral Instruments", J. Audio Eng. Soc. 12 (3)
July, 1965.

Of course, the problem is: How to define "attack time"?. Also, what
sound samples should be used to test?

Surprisingly the measurements did not use a computer, although
curves of the measured data were fit by parabolas using an IBM 709. 


James W. Beauchamp                                                
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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You wrote:
>From: David Worrall <david.worrall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:38:52 +0100
>To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: comparison of envelope rise times in orchestral instruments
>Hello all,
>I've been looking for some time, and failed miserably, for an old (30
>yrs+) article - in JASA I think - which has graphs for each orchestral
>'family' of envelope rise (attack) times across the entire range of each
>I'm afraid I can't provide any more detail than that.
>Does anyone have the reference perchance? Or something more recent
>Many thanks,
>Prof. Dr. David Worrall
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