Physically based sound synthesis and control of jumping sounds on an elastic trampoline

Luca Turchet, Roberto Pugliese, Tapio Takala

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This paper describes a system to interactively sonify the foot-floor contacts resulting from jumping on an elastic trampoline. The sonification was achieved by means of a synthesis engine based on physical models reproducing the sounds of jumping on several surface materials. The engine was controlled in real-time by pro- cessing the signal captured by a contact microphone which was attached to the membrane of the trampoline in order to detect each jump. A user study was conducted to evaluate the quality of the in- teractive sonification. Results proved the success of the proposed algorithms and their control. In addition, results provided indica- tions that the proposed auditory feedback can modulate the per- ception of the foot-haptic sensations of the surface utilized when jumping. The system can find application in augmented reality contexts for sport and entertainment, and is suitable for studies on multi-sensory perception involving the auditory and the foot- haptic modalities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISon 2013, 4th Interactive Sonification Workshop
EditorsNorberto Degara, Andy Hunt, Thomas Hermann
Place of PublicationErlange
PublisherFraunhofer IIS
Publication dateDec 2013
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
EventInteractive Sonification Workshop (ISon 2013) - Erlangen, Germany
Duration: 9 Dec 201310 Dec 2013


WorkshopInteractive Sonification Workshop (ISon 2013)
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Bibliographical note

L. Turchet, R. Pugliese and T. Takala. Physically based sound synthesis and control of jumping sounds on an elastic trampoline. In Proceedings of the 4th Interactive Sonification Workshop, pages 87--94, 2013.

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