MUS423 Research Seminars

The CCRMA Music 423 Research Seminar brings graduate students and supervising faculty together for planning and discussion of original research. Students and faculty meet either in small groups or individually, as appropriate for the research topics and interests of the participants. Research carried out is typically presented at the weekly CCRMA Colloquium (if it is of general interest to the CCRMA community) or at a Special DSP Seminar scheduled for that purpose.  In either case, announcements appear on the CCRMA Home Page as Upcoming Events.

Recent DSP Seminars

  • Estimating Room Impulse Responses from Recorded Balloon Pops

    Date: 
    Fri, 11/19/2010 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    For this week's DSP Seminar, Jonathan Abel will be describing a method for converting balloon pop recordings into room impulse responses.  This work was done as part of the Icons of Sound project for the purpose of simulating the acoustics of Hagia Sophia, and an auralization of the Cherubic Hymn (written for Hagia Sophia) will be presented. The seminar will be held 3:15--4:05 PM, Friday, November 19, in the CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217.  Abstract follows.


    Estimating Room Impulse Responses from Recorded Balloon Pops
    Open to the Public
  • Modeling and Perception of Virtual Auditory Space

    Date: 
    Fri, 11/12/2010 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    This week's DSP Seminar discusses spatial audio, and will be given by Rozenn Nicol, a research engineer at Orange Labs.  The seminar will be in the CCRMA classroom (Knoll 217), 2:15--3:05 PM this Friday, November 12.  Abstract follows.

    Modeling and Perception of Virtual Auditory Space
    Rozenn Nicol

    Abstract
    Open to the Public
  • Wave Field Synthesis vs. Higher Order Ambisonics; Audio Codec Improvement

    Date: 
    Fri, 11/05/2010 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Seminar Room
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    Speaker: Jens Ahrens from Deutsche Telekom at the TU Berlin
    Time: Friday Nov. 5, 10:30AM-11:30AM
    Open to the Public
  • Audiotactile Interaction and Music, Ercan Altinsoy

    Date: 
    Wed, 11/03/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    Audiotactile Interaction and Music, Ercan Altinsoy.  In our daily life, sound is usually produced by the vibrations of a body. These vibrations in our natural environment lead to both auditory and tactile perceptions. In many situations, such as playing a guitar, driving a car, drilling a hole, etc., we are exposed to sound and vibration simultaneously. Perception is a multisensory phenomenon and one major capability of our perceptual system is the integration of the multisensory stimuli which are generated by a multimodal event.
    Open to the Public
  • Dynamic Motion of the Corrugated Ribbon in a Ribbon Microphone; Echoplex and SpaceEcho Models

    Date: 
    Fri, 10/22/2010 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
    Location: 
    Knoll 217, CCRMA Classroom
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    This week's DSP seminar will be another double-header, with Dan Schlessinger, a MSEE/CCRMA graduate now with Sennheiser at their Palo Alto Research Center, talking about ribbon microphone ribbon dynamics, and me giving a short overview of tape delay physical models.  The seminar will take place in the CCRMA classroom (Knoll 217) at 3:15 PM this Friday, October 22.  Abstracts follow:

    Dynamic Motion of the Corrugated Ribbon in a Ribbon Microphone
    Daniel Schlessinger, Jonathan Abel
    Open to the Public
  • Room Impulse Response Extension; Modeled Switched Convolution Reverberator

    Date: 
    Fri, 10/15/2010 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    This week's DSP seminar will be a double bill presented by Nicholas J. Bryan, a CCRMA Ph.D. candidate, discussing room impulse response processing, and Keun Sup Lee, a CCRMA visiting scholar, describing recent work on the switched convolution reverberator. The seminar will take place in the CCRMA classroom (Knoll 217) at 3:15 PM this Friday, October 15. Abstracts follow:

    Methods for Extending Room Impulse Responses Beyond Their Noise Floor

    Nicholas Bryan
    Open to the Public
  • A Super-Resolution Spectrogram Using Coupled PLCA

    Date: 
    Fri, 10/08/2010 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    This week's DSP seminar will be presented by Juhan Nam, a CCRMA Ph.D. candidate researching audio signal representations and digital emulation of analog waveform generators.  The seminar will take place in the CCRMA classroom (Knoll 217) at 3:15 PM this Friday, October 8.  Abstract follows:


    A Super-Resolution Spectrogram Using Coupled PLCA
    Open to the Public
  • Physical Modeling of the Harpsichord Plectrum

    Date: 
    Fri, 10/01/2010 - 3:15pm - 4:05pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom, Knoll 217
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    This week's DSP seminar will be presented by Jack Perng.  Jack is a Ph.D. student in physics, and is studying musical acoustics.; He will present work he has undertaken on harpsichord modeling. The seminar will take place in the CCRMA classroom (Knoll 217) at 3:15 on Friday, Oct 1. Abstract follows


    Physical Modeling of the Harpsichord Plectrum

    Jack Perng
    Open to the Public
  • Augmenting the Acoustic Piano with Electromagnetic String Actuation and Continuous Key Position Sensing

    Date: 
    Wed, 05/26/2010 - 4:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217]
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    Augmenting the Acoustic Piano with Electromagnetic String Actuation and Continuous Key Position Sensing

    Andrew McPherson, Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory, Drexel University

    Free
    Open to the Public
  • Vocal Instrument and Vocal Controller

    Date: 
    Wed, 05/19/2010 - 4:30pm
    Location: 
    Knoll 217 Classroom
    Event Type: 
    DSP Seminar
    MST student Sean Zhang and Professor Jonathan Abel are giving a lecture about the concept of DSP based Vocal Instrument and Vocal Controller.
    FREE
    Open to the Public