Musart: Musical audio transfer function real-time toolkit
Joseph, A. J.
Lodha, S. K.
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This work describes the design and implementation of a sonification toolkit. MUSART (MUSical Audio transfer function Realtime Toolkit) is a sonification toolkit which produces musical sound maps that are played in real-time. Register, pitch, timbre, chords, duration, silence, loudness, beats, and panning are the musical concepts used to create melodic sound maps. Univariate and multivariate data sets are sonified using various sound parameter combinations and music tracks. Users have the flexibility to create personalized auditory displays by mapping each data dimension of a data set to one or more sound parameters. MUSART is designed to be flexible so that it can be used with many applications. In this work, we use musical auditory maps to explore seismic volumes used for detecting areas for drilling oil.