Analysis of the sound of the kompang for computer music synthesis

Aswati Ismail, Salina Abdul Samad, Aini Hussain, Che Husna Azhari, Mohd Ridzuwary Mohd Zainal

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the properties and the characteristics of sound made by a kompang for computer music synthesis. The kompang is a Malay traditional musical instrument with a circular membrane made from goatskin. It is classified as a membranophone. The sound samples used for analysis are the sound produced by the kompang as the instrument is played traditionally, by striking it with the palm near the centre of the membrane and striking it with the fingers near the boundary of the membrane. The sound samples are analyzed using time and frequency domain analysis. Time domain analysis uses waveform examination and amplitude envelope detection, while frequency domain analysis uses the fast Fourier transform analysis and the short time Fourier transform analysis. The sample waveforms, frequency content, and spectrogram are obtained. The results show that when the kompang is struck at the centre of the membrane, the sound has a longer attack and decay period and a larger amount of frequency content than when it is struck near the edge of the membrane. Like most membranophones, sound produced by the kompang does not have a pitch since the normal modes of the excited kompang do not have frequencies that are integral multiples of a number.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCOReD 2006 - Proceedings of 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region"
Pages95-98
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region", SCOReD 2006 - Shah Alam
Duration: 27 Jun 200628 Jun 2006

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Other2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region", SCOReD 2006
CityShah Alam
Period27/6/0628/6/06

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Computer music
Acoustic waves
Membranes
Frequency domain analysis
Time domain analysis
Musical instruments
Fast Fourier transforms
Fourier transforms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ismail, A., Abdul Samad, S., Hussain, A., Azhari, C. H., & Zainal, M. R. M. (2006). Analysis of the sound of the kompang for computer music synthesis. In SCOReD 2006 - Proceedings of 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region" (pp. 95-98). [4339316] https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2006.4339316

Analysis of the sound of the kompang for computer music synthesis. / Ismail, Aswati; Abdul Samad, Salina; Hussain, Aini; Azhari, Che Husna; Zainal, Mohd Ridzuwary Mohd.

SCOReD 2006 - Proceedings of 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region". 2006. p. 95-98 4339316.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ismail, A, Abdul Samad, S, Hussain, A, Azhari, CH & Zainal, MRM 2006, Analysis of the sound of the kompang for computer music synthesis. in SCOReD 2006 - Proceedings of 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region"., 4339316, pp. 95-98, 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region", SCOReD 2006, Shah Alam, 27/6/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2006.4339316
Ismail A, Abdul Samad S, Hussain A, Azhari CH, Zainal MRM. Analysis of the sound of the kompang for computer music synthesis. In SCOReD 2006 - Proceedings of 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region". 2006. p. 95-98. 4339316 https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2006.4339316
Ismail, Aswati ; Abdul Samad, Salina ; Hussain, Aini ; Azhari, Che Husna ; Zainal, Mohd Ridzuwary Mohd. / Analysis of the sound of the kompang for computer music synthesis. SCOReD 2006 - Proceedings of 2006 4th Student Conference on Research and Development "Towards Enhancing Research Excellence in the Region". 2006. pp. 95-98
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