diss [inputfile.spt ...] [> outputfile.dis]
The diss command implements an algorithm arising from the work of Kameoka and Kuriyagawa (see REFERENCES.) Sensory dissonance is a low-level auditory phenomenon that is considered distinct from culturally-mediated and contextual experiences of consonance or dissonance (Greenwood, 1961; Plomp and Levelt, 1965). It is therefore inappropriate to equate sensory dissonance with "musical dissonance" broadly construed. Sensory dissonance values are known to be influenced by the loudness, overall pitch-height, interval-relationship, and timbre of any participating tones.
For a description of the input **spect representation, refer to Section 2 (Representation Reference) of this reference manual.
The output file format is dubbed `.dis'
Options are specified in the command line.
-h displays a help screen summarizing the command syntax
option pertains to
**kern inputs only.
This option adds
**kern-related information to the output.
**spect **spect **diss 261;47 523;57 785;35 330;57 659;35 989;27 173 *- *- *-
**diss, hint, **spect, spect
Kameoka, A. & Kuriyagawa, M. "Consonance theory, part I: Consonance of dyads." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 45, No. 6 (1969a) pp.1451-1459.
Kameoka, A. & Kuriyagawa, M. "Consonance theory, part II: Consonance of complex tones and its calculation method." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 45, No. 6 (1969b) pp.1460-1469.