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Re: In search of Basic Pedagogical Audio Material

Dear Olivier,

I have two CDs out which illustrate various principles of perceptual organization for sound and music. These are entitled 'Musical Illusions and Paradoxes' and 'Phantom Words, and Other Curiosities'. I routinely play demonstrations from these CDs in large introductory classes, and they are very well received by the students. The CDs are available through http://www.philomel.com. Some of the the sound demonstrations are also posted on this website, and some others are posted on http://www-psy.ucsd.edu/~ddeutsch.

Please let me know if you'd like any further information.

Best regards,

Diana Deutsch
Professor Diana Deutsch
Department of Psychology University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0109 La Jolla, CA 92093-0109, USA

858-453-1558 (tel)
858-453-4763 (fax)

Dear all,

Within a very short (2 days) course on Sound Synthesis, I would like to introduce the very basics of psycoacoustics.... in something like 1 hour, or less !

I already have the sufficient scientific background & material.
Unfortunately I have no exemplary sound.

Would anyone have a WWW pointer, or a CD reference, that would help me finding such basic exemplary sounds ?

I would be particularly interested in sound examples on :
- perception of Timbre (3D timbre space, suppression of attacks or of spectral enveloppe evolution, emergence of several instruments by applying vibrato...)
- sound localization, room and space perception
- perception of pitch (of sine sounds, to begin)
- eventually auditory illusions

Note that I don't plan on offering a deep introduction to psychouacoustics at all.
Basically, the simple message I would like to transmit to learners is that audio perception is something complex, sometimes astonishing.

I did not find such www pointers in the list archive, nor on google.

I consider generally that asking for pedagogical material is not very nice...
I allow myself to do so in that case because the core topic of my course is not psychoacoustics, and because I am only looking for the basics.

Hope you'll understand !

I thank you all in advance,
all the best,

Olivier Tache

Olivier Tache
Associate Researcher - Doctorate Applicant
Laboratoire Informatique et Création Artistique
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