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Conference Papers Year : 1997

Model of the Trumpet Functioning


For several years, we have been developing and studying computer-simulated models of brass instruments, including the player's lips. We demonstrate here the most recent developments of our physical model, including physical functioning and real-time control with MIDI events. These improvements result in great improvements of sound quality and musical expressivity. To better understand the physics of real lips, we have built a working latex model of a pair of lips. We show that this artificial mouth can play a trumpet like a real trumpet player. We make comparisons between naturally blown trumpet signals, artificially-blown trumpet signals, and simulations with our computer model.
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hal-01105466 , version 1 (20-01-2015)


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Christophe Vergez, Xavier Rodet. Model of the Trumpet Functioning: Real Time Simulation and Experiments with an Artificial Mouth. ISMA: International Symposium of Music Acoustics, 1997, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ⟨hal-01105466⟩
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