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Real Time Implementation of Fuzz-Face Electric Guitar Effect

  • Massimo Conti
  • Simone Orcioni
  • Marco Caldari
  • Franco Ripa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 38)

Abstract

Physical models are widely used for sound synthesis and transformation. This chapter presents a general methodology for the integration of physical modeling of sounds in a system level design environment using SystemC. The methodology has been applied in particular for physical modeling of electric guitar effects, derived from the well known fuzz-face circuit. The implementation in real time systems of physical models requires very high performance processors and dedicated hardware. The implementation on low cost embedded systems implies a further simplification of the algorithms. This paper presents the implementation of electric guitar effects in an embedded system board based on the ARM7 processor.

Keywords

Physical models SystemC Electric guitar effects Fuzz-face Embedded System 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Conti
    • 1
  • Simone Orcioni
    • 1
  • Marco Caldari
    • 2
  • Franco Ripa
    • 2
  1. 1.D.I.B.E.T., Università Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Korg ItalyOsimoItaly

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