Interactive Demonstrations for Musical Acoustics

Peter L. Hoekje

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Baldwin-Wallace College

Fall Faculty Conference, 20 August, 2003


The goal of this project is to create a self-guided tour of typical demonstrations of musical acoustics.  Most of the demonstrations are auditory, and are intended to be used along with spectrum analyzer software as a means of visualizing the sounds.  Many of the sounds have been synthesized, using a freeware program called Csound  (, and the corresponding Csound script files are provided, so that users may adapt these demonstrations for their own uses.   Production support is also provided by the Musical Acoustics Technical Committee of the Acoustical Society of America.

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