Research seminar. Hairul Hasnan: 'Nonlinear mixing'

Wednesday 3 October 2018, 4.00PM

Speaker(s): Hairul Hasnan (York PhD student)

Nonlinear mixing is a term used in this research to describe a recursive mutual sidechained compression mixing system. Sidechain compression is typically uni-directional, meaning the system will have one element controlling the dynamic range of one or more instruments. However, a thorough search of the relevant article on sidechain compression highlighted the need to investigate the behaviours of bi-directional sidechain compression. In this talk, I will present a two-channel nonlinear mixing system implemented in Max/MSP. First I will explain the algorithm used in the compressor and its implementation in 'gen~' object. Then I will present the result of experiments conducted using two sets of amplitude modulated sine waves with distinct features. The result of this tests helps to better understand the behaviour of the system and how it affects the audio.

Location: D/003, Sally Baldwin D Block