Physical Models of Wind Instruments : A Generalized Excitation Coupled with a Modular Tube Simulation Platform

Gijs de Bruyn, Maarten Van Walstijn

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Abstract

To develop real-time simulations of wind instruments, digital waveguides filters can be used as an efficient representation of the air column. Many aerophones are shaped as horns which can be approximated using conical sections. Therefore the derivation of conical waveguide filters is of special interest. When these filters are used in combination with a generalized reed excitation, several classes of wind instruments can be simulated. In this paper we present the methods for transforming a continuous description of conical tube segments to a discrete filter representation. The coupling of the reed model with the conical waveguide and a simplified model of the termination at the open end are described in the same way. It turns out that the complete lossless conical waveguide requires only one type of filter.Furthermore, we developed a digital reed excitation model, which is purely based on numerical integration methods, i.e., without the use of a look-up table.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148–163
JournalJournal of New Music Research
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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