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Open Access Editorial

Musical applications of real-time signal processing

Jyri Pakarinen1*, Jonathan S Abel2, Federico Fontana3, Victor Lazzarini4 and Vesa Välimäki1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, 02150 Espoo, Finland

2 CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8180, USA

3 Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Udine, 33100 Udine, Italy

4 Sound and Music Technology Research Group, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

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EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2011, 2011:108  doi:10.1186/1687-6180-2011-108

Published: 22 November 2011

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With the advent of digital technology, musical signal processing applications have greatly expanded the frontiers of artistic expression by creating a myriad of new possibilities for music and sound creation and manipulation, as well as music listening. The latest academic and commercial research has produced an abundant set of real-time signal processing applications for sound synthesis and control, realistic emulation of analog and vintage effects devices and synthesizers, musical content analysis, and audio coding. This special issue presents several new research results in musical real-time signal processing.