Applied Sciences (Jan 2018)

Live Convolution with Time-Varying Filters

  • Øyvind Brandtsegg,
  • Sigurd Saue,
  • Victor Lazzarini

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 8, no. 1
p. 103


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The paper presents two new approaches to artefact-free real-time updates of the impulse response in convolution. Both approaches are based on incremental updates of the filter. This can be useful for several applications within digital audio processing: parametrisation of convolution reverbs, dynamic filters, and live convolution. The development of these techniques has been done within the framework of a research project on crossadaptive audio processing methods for live performance. Our main motivation has thus been live convolution, where the signals from two music performers are convolved with each other, allowing the musicians to “play through each other’s sound”.