Generalized Diphone control is a powerful means of building a
musical phrase from dictionaries of sound units by concatenating
and articulating them. Musical phrases can be built from any
sound units (not only instrumental sounds but any recorded or
synthetic sounds) stored in the form of time varying control
parameters of any synthesis method such as additive synthesis,
source-filter synthesis or physical model.
A new musical sentence is obtained by the concatenation of
parameters from the sequence of diphones also called segments,
representing the sentence.
We present version 1.1 of the Diphone software and
its graphical user interface for Apple Macintosh, which bring
new improvements and possibilities both from the conceptual and the
implementation point of view.
Diphone constitutes a very flexible
and inspiring tool for composition and synthesis,
which musicians are now using at IRCAM for music production.
Contribution au colloque ou congrès : ICMC: International Computer Music Conference