Neurogranular Synthesis: Granular Synthesis Controlled by a Pulse-Coupled Network of Spiking Neurons

McCracken K., Matthias J., Miranda E.

Conference on EvoApplications 2011: EvoCOMPLEX, EvoGAMES, EvoIASP, EvoINTELLIGENCE, EvoNUM, AND EvoSTOC, Torino, Italy, 27 - 29 April 2011, vol.6625, pp.354-363 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6625
  • City: Torino
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-363
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


We introduce a method of generating grain parameters of a granular synthesiser in real-time by using a network of artificial spiking neurons, the behaviour of which is determined by user-control of a small number of network parameters; 'Neurogranular synthesis'. The artificial network can exhibit a wide variety of behaviour from loosely correlated to highly synchronised, which can produce interesting sonic results, particularly with regard to rhythmic textures.