Project #10.2 Audio­G­a­r­den: towards a Usable Tool for Com­pos­ite Audio Creation


Com­pan­ion video to the ACM Audio Mostly 2010 con­fer­ence paper “Towards User-friendly Audio Creation”.

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This project presents a new approach to sound com­po­si­tion for sound­track com­posers and sound design­ers. We pro­pose a tool for usable sound manip­u­la­tion and com­po­si­tion that tar­gets sound vari­ety and expres­sive ren­der­ing of the com­po­si­tion. We first auto­mat­i­cally seg­ment audio record­ings into atomic grains which are dis­played on our nav­i­ga­tion tool accord­ing to their tim­bre. To per­form the syn­the­sis, the user selects one record­ing as model for rhyth­mic pat­tern and tim­bre evo­lu­tion, and a set of audio grains. Our syn­the­sis sys­tem processes then the cho­sen sound mate­r­ial to cre­ate new sound events based on onset detec­tion of the record­ing model and sim­i­lar­ity mea­sure­ments between the model and the selected grains. A large vari­ety of sound events such as those encoun­tered in vir­tual envi­ron­ments or other train­ing simulations.


  • [2010,inproceedings] bib­tex Go to document
    Fris­son Chris­t­ian, Picard Cécile, Tardieu Damien, « Audio­G­a­r­den: towards a Usable Tool for Com­pos­ite Audio Cre­ation », in « QPSR of the nume­di­art research pro­gram », 2010, pp. 33–36.
      author = {Christian Frisson and C\'{e}cile Picard and Damien Tardieu},
      title = {AudioGarden: towards a Usable Tool for Composite Audio Creation},
      booktitle = {{QPSR} of the numediart research program},
      year = {2010},
      editor = {Thierry Dutoit and Beno\^{i}t Macq},
      volume = {3},
      number = {2},
      pages = {33-36},
      month = {6},
      organization = {numediart Research Program on Digital Art Technologies},
      url = {}
  • [2010,inproceedings] bib­tex Go to document
    Picard Cécile, Fris­son Chris­t­ian, Tardieu Damien, Macq Benoit, Van­der­don­ckt Jean, Dutoit Thierry, « Towards User-Friendly Audio Cre­ation », in « Pro­ceed­ings of the 5th Audio Mostly Con­fer­ence: A Con­fer­ence on Inter­ac­tion with Sound », Pite\ra, Swe­den, 2010.
      author = {C\'{e}cile Picard and Christian Frisson and Damien Tardieu and Benoit Macq and Jean Vanderdonckt and Thierry Dutoit},
      title = {Towards User-Friendly Audio Creation},
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th Audio Mostly Conference: A Conference on Interaction with Sound},
      year = {2010},
      address = {Pite\r{a},
      month = {September 15-18},
      publisher = {ACM},
      doi = {},
      url = {}