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Creative Convolution: New Sounds From Impulse Responses | Media

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By Emmanuel Deruty

These audio files and impulse response files accompany the September 2010 article on Creative Convolution, by Emmanuel Deruty (/sos/sep10/articles/convolution.htm). See also the separate eSub Premium Web-only guide to creating synthetic impulse responses using MATLAB, at /sos/sep10/articles/matlab.htm.


Creative Convolution | September 2010 issue by Sound On Sound

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Table: example Audio files & IR files

This Table is included in the ZIP file as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, for your convenience.

No. Audio fileImpulse Response fileDescription
01_Original.wav Original dry audio file, recorded in an anechoic chamber.
202_Bedroom_Closet.wav02_IR_Bedroom_Closet.wavA Bedroom closet. Diffuse field though it doesn't seem so.
303_Sine_00005.wav03_IR_Sine_00005.wavFive Dirac impulses.
404_Sine_00010.wav04_IR_Sine_00010.wavTen Dirac impulses.
505_Sine_00020.wav05_IR_Sine_00020.wavTwenty Dirac impulses.
606_Sine_00050.wav06_IR_Sine_00050.wavFifty Dirac impulses.
707_Sine_00100.wav07_IR_Sine_00100.wavOne hundred Dirac impulses.
808_Sine_00200.wav08_IR_Sine_00200.wavTwo hundred Dirac impulses.
909_Sine_00500.wav09_IR_Sine_00500.wavFive hundred Dirac impulses.
1010_Sine_01000.wav10_IR_Sine_01000.wavOne thousand Dirac impulses.
1111_Sine_02000.wav11_IR_Sine_02000.wavTwo thousand Dirac impulses.
1212_Sine_04000.wav12_IR_Sine_04000.wavFour thousand Dirac impulses.
1313_Sine_08000.wav13_IR_Sine_08000.wavEight thousand Dirac impulses.
1414_Sine_16000.wav14_IR_Sine_16000.wavSixteen thousand Dirac impulses.
1515_Sine_32000.wav15_IR_Sine_32000.wavThirty two thousand Dirac impulses.
1616_Pool_Size_00.wav16_IR_Pool_Size_00.wavOriginal small indoor pool.
1717_Pool_Size_01.wav17_IR_Pool_Size_01.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 2.
1818_Pool_Size_02.wav18_IR_Pool_Size_02.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 4.
1919_Pool_Size_03.wav19_IR_Pool_Size_03.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 8.
2020_Pool_Size_04.wav20_IR_Pool_Size_04.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 16.
2121_Pool_Size_05.wav21_IR_Pool_Size_05.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 32.
2222_Pool_Size_06.wav22_IR_Pool_Size_06.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 64.
2323_Pool_Size_07.wav23_IR_Pool_Size_07.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 128.
2424_Pool_Size_08.wav24_IR_Pool_Size_08.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 256.
2525_Pool_Size_09.wav25_IR_Pool_Size_09.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 1024.
2626_Pool_Size_10.wav26_IR_Pool_Size_10.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 2048.
2727_Pool_Size_11.wav27_IR_Pool_Size_11.wavSmall indoor pool, IR length divided by 4096.
2828_Lorenz_Size_00.wav28_IR_Lorenz_Size_00.wavSynthetic IR, original length.
2929_Lorenz_Size_01.wav29_IR_Lorenz_Size_01.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 2.
3030_Lorenz_Size_02.wav30_IR_Lorenz_Size_02.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 4.
3131_Lorenz_Size_03.wav31_IR_Lorenz_Size_03.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 8.
3232_Lorenz_Size_04.wav32_IR_Lorenz_Size_04.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 16.
3333_Lorenz_Size_05.wav33_IR_Lorenz_Size_05.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 32.
3434_Lorenz_Size_06.wav34_IR_Lorenz_Size_06.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 64.
3535_Lorenz_Size_07.wav35_IR_Lorenz_Size_07.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 128.
3636_Lorenz_Size_08.wav36_IR_Lorenz_Size_08.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 256.
3737_Lorenz_Size_09.wav37_IR_Lorenz_Size_09.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 1024.
3838_Lorenz_Size_10.wav38_IR_Lorenz_Size_10.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 2048.
3939_Lorenz_Size_11.wav39_IR_Lorenz_Size_11.wavSynthetic IR, IR length divided by 4096.
4040_C0_Pool_Orig.wav Original small indoor pool.
4141_C3_Pool_50%_Time_Altiverb.wav Small indoor pool, Altiverb "Time" control set to 50%.
4242_C3_Pool_Size_01.wav Small indoor pool, IR length reduced to 50% in Peak.
4343_C2_Pool_20%_Time_Altiverb.wav Small indoor pool, Altiverb "Time" control set to 20%.
4444_C2_Pool_Size_02.wav Small indoor pool, IR length reduced to 25% in Peak.
4545_C1_Pool_1%_Time_Altiverb.wav Small indoor pool, Altiverb "Time" control set to 1%.
4646_C1_Pool_Size_03.wav Small indoor pool, IR length reduced to 12.5% in Peak.
4747_C4_Pool_150%_Reverb_Time_Altiverb.wav Small indoor pool, Altiverb "Time" control set to 150%.
4848_C5_Pool_50%_Size_Altiverb.wav Small indoor pool, Altiverb "Size" control set to 50%.
4949_C6_Pool_150%_Size_Altiverb.wav Small indoor pool, Altiverb "Size" control set to 150%.
5050_White_Noise.wav50_IR_White_Noise.wavWhite noise as an IR.
5151_Pink_Noise.wav51_IR_Pink_Noise.wavPink noise as an IR.
5252_White_DynF_04.wav52_IR_White_DynF_04.wavCustom made dynamic filtering of white noise.
5353_White_DynF_10.wav53_IR_White_DynF_10.wavCustom made dynamic filtering of white noise.
5454_White_DynF_11.wav54_IR_White_DynF_11.wavCustom made filtering of white noise.
5555_IR1_High_Damping.wav55_IR_IR1_High_Damping.wavDynamic filtering: high freq. damping in the Waves IR1 plug-in.
5656_IR1_Low_Damping.wav56_IR_IR1_Low_Damping.wavDynamic filtering: low freq. damping in the Waves IR1 plug-in.
5757_IR1_High_Atten.wav57_IR_IR1_High_Atten.wavHigh freq. attenuation in the Waves IR1 plug-in.
5858_IR1_Low_Atten.wav58_IR_IR1_Low_Atten.wavLow freq. attenuation in the Waves IR1 plug-in.
5959_Cymbal_1.wav59_IR_Cymbal_1.wavCymbal sample used as an IR, example 1.
6060_Cymbal_2.wav60_IR_Cymbal_2.wavCymbal sample used as an IR, example 2.
6161_Speaker_1.wav61_IR_Speaker_1.wavSpeaker impulse response, example 1.
6262_Speaker_2.wav62_IR_Speaker_2.wavSpeaker impulse response, example 2.
6363_Speaker_3.wav63_IR_Speaker_3.wavSpeaker impulse response, example 3.
6464_Headphones_1.wav64_IR_Headphones_1.wavHeadphone impulse response, example 1.
6565_Headphones_2.wav65_IR_Headphones_2.wavHeadphone impulse response, example 2.
6666_Speaker_2_Double.wav Doubled speaker impulse response.
6767_Headphones_2_Double.wav Doubled headphone impulse response.
6868_Single_Cement.wav68_IR_Single_Cement.wavSimulation of a 5cm-wide cement box.
6969_Single_Gypsum_Board.wav69_IR_Single_Gypsum_Board.wavSimulation of a 5cm-wide gypsum board box.
7070_Double_Cement.wav70_IR_Double_Cement.wavDoubled 5cm-wide cement box.
7171_Double_Gypsum_Board.wav71_IR_Double_Gypsum_Board.wavDoubled 5cm-wide gypsum board box.
7272_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_1x.wav72_IR_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_1x.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position A, mike in position 1x.
7373_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_1y.wav73_IR_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_1y.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position A, mike in position 1y.
7474_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_2x.wav74_IR_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_2x.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position A, mike in position 2x.
7575_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_2y.wav75_IR_Pool_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_2y.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position A, mike in position 2y.
7676_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_1x.wav76_IR_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_1x.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position B, mike in position 1x.
7777_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_1y.wav77_IR_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_1y.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position B, mike in position 1y.
7878_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_2x.wav78_IR_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_2x.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position B, mike in position 2x.
7979_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_2y.wav79_IR_Pool_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_2y.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position B, mike in position 2y.
8080_Pool_St_HP_Pos_A_Mike_Pos_1xy.wav80_IR_Pool_st_HP_pos_A_Mike_pos_1xy.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position A, "correct" stereo combination (XY).
8181_Pool_St_HP_Pos_B_Mike_Pos_1xy.wav81_IR_Pool_st_HP_pos_B_Mike_pos_1xy.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position B, "correct" stereo combination (XY).
8282_Pool_St_HP_Pos_A_Mike_Switch.wav82_IR_Pool_st_HP_pos_A_Mike_switch.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position A, "incorrect" stereo combination.
8383_Pool_St_HP_Pos_B_Mike_Switch.wav83_IR_Pool_st_HP_pos_B_Mike_switch.wavSmall indoor pool recording, speaker in position B, "incorrect" stereo combination.

This Table is included in the ZIP file as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, for your convenience.

Published September 2010