Listener preference towards a real and emulated violin

T. Lloyd, P. Gaydecki, H. Johannsson, J. Ginsborg, C. Yates

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    An account is provided of a double-blind experiment in which musically trained and untrained participants listened to recordings of a real and emulated (virtual) violin and rated them according to their personal preference. Post-experiment the participants were also asked to identify which one was the real instrument. The emulated violin was developed by convolving the impulse response from an acoustic instrument with the output from an electric violin. The real violin was preferred by both groups with no significant difference between scores for each group. However, more of the trained musicians correctly identified the real violin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)270-274
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of New Music Research
    Issue number3
    Early online date19 Apr 2018
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • violin emulation
    • Violin impulse response
    • violin preference


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