Software Training


Understand and master IRCAM’s software for editing and creating sound
January 23 through Fri 25 January 2019,
10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
salle Nono





AudioSculpt is the fruit of several years of research in the Sound Analysis Synthesis team at IRCAM. It is both a powerful software program for analysis and an innovative tool for sound creation.

During this training, all these functions will be addressed and explained so you can use the full range of possibilities available to you in AudioSculpt. Take advantage of the best transposition and temporal compression/dilation algorithms available. Apply targeted filtering treatments through frequency representation. Create sound morphing through cross synthesis.


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to read a sonogram, optimize analysis parameters, use the filtering functions on the frequency representation of sound, configure and correctly carry out basic processing techniques (transposition, temporal dilation, cross synthesis, breath reduction, additive analysis and re-synthesis)


Composers, musicians, sound engineers, teachers, etc.


Mastery of a sequencer software program such as Pro Tools, LogicAudio, and a sound editor like Audacity;
Mastery of the Macintosh environment (OS X).


Assessment of acquired knowledge using a multiple-choice test (30 minutes) taken at the end of training.
A certificate at the end of the program is given to each participant with the results of the exam.



MorningReview of frequency, range and graphical representations of sound;
Visualization and publication of the sonogram;
Using the selection tools for time/frequency.
AfternoonOptimizing the FFT analysis parameters;
Exploration of the tools for filtering the sonogram;
Using the grid and markers.


MorningUsing the processing sequencer;
Study temporal dilation;
Using the editor curves;
Effects of the analysis parameters on processing.
AfternoonUsing the effects of transposition and the notion of formants;
Analysis of the fundamental frequency to cancel pitch variations;
Using breath reducer.


MorningCross synthesis with the filter "Spectral Breakpoint Filter";
Cross synthesis filter source;
Generalized cross synthesis, static and variable over time.
AfternoonAnalysis of the fundamental frequency and the analysis of partials;
Analysis via chord sequence and importing data in OpenMusic;
Additive resynthesis;
Creative use of resynthesis parameters;
Assessment of acquired knowledge using a multiple-choice test (30 minutes).