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Modal Synthesis using Synth-A-Modeler

Pascal Kaap, Zak Berkowitz

Modal synthesis is a sound synthesis technique that bridges the gap between traditional "unidirectional" signal processing and computer simulation of acoustic phenomena. After explaining the theory of modal synthesis, example models in Synth-A-Modeler will be presented to demonstrate how modal synthesis can be used for music composition. Finally, an excerpt from Zak Berkowitz's composition *Calder Song* will be played to demonstrate how modal resonators can be situated in space.