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Re: Theory of Timbre Perception

Google "Handel Timbre" and see what you get. Stephen Handel has some good work on timbre. The spectral shape and the temporal envelope are the critical elements.

On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, Chris Share wrote:


I'm looking for information related to the mechanism of timbre perception in human listeners. I realise that timbre perception relies on the perception of loudness and pitch, however I'm having trouble finding anything that specifically addresses the theory of timbre perception (am I Googling in the wrong places?). I'm not interested in articles on how listeners classify timbre.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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