Re: comparison of envelope rise times in orchestral instruments ("James W. Beauchamp" )

Subject: Re: comparison of envelope rise times in orchestral instruments
From:    "James W. Beauchamp"  <jwbeauch@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 5 Dec 2014 22:48:28 -0600

David, 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. Jim James W. Beauchamp Professor Emeritus of Music and Electrical & Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign email: jwbeauch@xxxxxxxx (also: jwbeauch@xxxxxxxx) WWW: You wrote: >From: David Worrall <david.worrall@xxxxxxxx> >Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:38:52 +0100 >To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx >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 >instrument. > >I'm afraid I can't provide any more detail than that. > >Does anyone have the reference perchance? Or something more recent >perhaps? > >Many thanks, > >David >______________________________________ >Prof. Dr. David Worrall >Emerging Audio Research (EAR) >Audio Department >International Audio Laboratories Erlangen >Fraunhofer-Institut f=FCr Integrierte Schaltungen IIS >Am Wolfsmantel 33 >91058 Erlangen >Telefon +49 (0) 91 31 / 7 76-62 44 >Fax +49 (0) 91 31 / 7 76-20 99 >E-Mail: david.worrall@xxxxxxxx >www: > >--- >Adjunct Senior Research Fellow >School of Music, Australian National University >david.worrall@xxxxxxxx

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