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The ACTOR Online Orchestration Resource


Straddling the Tool Development and Output Innovation Axes, a cornerstone output of ACTOR will be the interactive Online Orchestration Resource, which will be progressively embedded in this website. This innovative, open-access pedagogical, web-based resource will become an invaluable tool for orchestration education, bringing together the knowledge and expertise of orchestration professors in several countries. It will present all ACTOR open-access tools with how-to-use pages, a feedback mechanism, and links for tool acquisition. It will provide a pedagogical, collaborative resource on a vast range of orchestration issues. As an exploration tool for students, composers, and orchestrators, it will also provide metadata on the acoustic, perceptual, and affective qualities of musical instrument sounds and their combinations with audio descriptors, audio clips, visualizations, and projections of the sounds and combinations into descriptor spaces related to the taxonomy of orchestration techniques and effects. It will also serve as the public face of all ACTOR research


Before the Online Orchestration Resource…

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