A pickup model for the Clavinet

A pickup model for the Clavinet
Luca Remaggi, Leonardo Gabrielli, Rafael C. D. Paiva, Vesa Välimäki, and Stefano Squartini,
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland, and
Information Engineering Department, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
In this work recent findings on magnetic transducers are applied to analysis and modeling of the Clavinet pickups. The Clavinet is a stringed instrument having similarities to the electric guitar, it has magnetic single coil pickups used to transduce the string vibration to an electrical quantity. Data gathered during physical inspection and electrical measurements are used to build a complete model which also accounts for nonlinearities in the magnetic flux. The model is inserted in a Digital Waveguide (DWG) model for the Clavinet string for its evaluation.
Submitted to Proc. of the 15th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-12), York, UK, September 17-21, 2012.
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Authors: Luca Remaggi and Vesa Välimäki
Created: 11.4.2012, Luca Remaggi
Modified: 8.5.2012, Luca Remaggi