From: Diana Deutsch
Reply To: Diana Deutsch
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 19:15 PM
Subject: Re: In search of Basic Pedagogical Audio Material
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
Please let me know if you'd like any further information.
Professor Diana Deutsch
Department of Psychology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0109
La Jolla, CA 92093-0109, USA
>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
>- 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
>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,
>Associate Researcher - Doctorate Applicant
>Laboratoire Informatique et Création Artistique
>INPG, 46, av. Félix Viallet
>38031 Grenoble Cedex, France
>Tel. +33 (0) 476574660
>Fax +33 (0) 476574889