An Overview of Criteria for Evaluating Synthesis and Processing Techniques

David A. Jaffe

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Kensington, CA 94708


A wide variety of synthesis and processing techniques have been invented. The question may arise as to which is best. It turns out there is no simple answer. To help clarify the issues, we present a list of ten criteria for evaluating synthesis and processing techniques and give examples of well-known techniques that succeed especially well or fail especially poorly in each area.

This paper is forthcoming (in expanded form) in Computer Music Journal