Mushroom: An Oracular Sound Processor

Eric Lyon

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Composers of digital music today have a bewildering variety of sound-processing tools and techniques at their disposal. At their best, these tools allow composers to hone a sound to perfection. However, they can also lead us into a routine which bypasses avenues of experimentation, simply because the known tools work so well and their sonic output is so attractive. An alternative strategy is oracular sound processing. An oracular sound processor creates a derived version of its input whose characteristics could not have been fully predicted, while affording the user little or no parametric control over the process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalSEAMUS Journal
Volume16 (1)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001

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