REAL TIME EMULATION OF PARAMETRIC GUITAR TUBE AMPLIFIER WITH LONG SHORT TERM MEMORY NEURAL NETWORK

Thomas Schmitz, Jean-Jacques Embrechts
2018 Figshare  
Numerous audio systems for musicians are expensive and bulky. Therefore, it could be advantageous to model them and to replace them by computer emulation. In guitar players' world, audio systems could have a desirable nonlinear behavior (distortion effects). It is thus difficult to find a simple model to emulate them in real time. Volterra series model and its subclass are usual ways to model nonlinear systems. Unfortunately, these systems are difficult to identify in an analytic way. In this
more » ... per we propose to take advantage of the new progress made in neural networks to emulate them in real time. We show that an accurate emulation can be reached with less than 1% of root mean square error between the signal coming from a tube amplifier and the output of the neural network. Moreover, the research has been extended to model the Gain parameter of the amplifier.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6602843 fatcat:xxqebssrrngkjpvernwzi4egdm