Real-Time Simulation of Vacuum Tube Guitar Amplifiers using Wave Digital Filter

Real-time wave digital modeling of multi-stage vacuum tube guitar amplifier circuits using modified block-wise method.

Echoing Harmonics: EE-264 & MUSIC-421A Final Projects

A series of studies on combining delay-based audio effects with real-time pitch-shifting techniques (time-scale modification of audio signal using short-time Fourier analysis & resynthesis).

Wireless-Controlled Multi-Effect Guitar Signal Processor

Resolving guitarists’ limited range of movements on big stages by a three-terminal digital guitar signal processor that enables users to switch & edit effect presets through wireless connections.

Audio Factory: MUSIC-256A Final Project
Vivified Visual Audio Programming

A vivid interpretation of audio processing system design based on Unity, ChucK and Chunity.

SeqBattle: MUSIC-256A Homework 2
Protect Your Pieces, Defend Your Music

A hexagonal step sequencer & a chess-like strategy game based on Unity, ChucK and Chunity.

道 - The Principle: MUSIC-256A Homework 1
An Audio-Visual Narrative of Classical Chinese Philosophy

Time-domain and frequency-domain sound visualization using OpenGL & RtAudio, demonstrated with ChucK-generated music.

How Well Can You Persist A Tempo?
MUSIC-251 Final Project

An experiment-based study of the possible relationship between musicians' tempo persistence ability & their musical background.

Sound of Lake: MUSIC-220A Final Project
What does a photo sound like?

Extracting "waveforms" in lake photos using edge detection & reconstructing audio signals through data sonification.

ChucK Audio Effect: MUSIC-220A Homework 4

A ping-pong delay effect using ChucK, demonstrated with music inspired by the video game Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

Publications & Patents

[1] J. Zhang and J. O. Smith III, " Real-Time Wave Digital Simulation of Cascaded Vacuum Tube Amplifiers using Modified Block-Wise Method ," in Proc. Int. Conf. Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-18), Aveiro, Portugal, Sep 4–8, 2018.
[2] J. Zhang, " A Portable and Dismountable Wireless MIDI Switching Device " ( English Translation ), Chinese Patent No.201621074252.X, issued May 31, 2017.
[3] N. Jing, S. Jiang, S. Chen, J. Zhang, L. Jiang, C. Li and X. Liang, " Bank Stealing for a Compact and Efficient Register File Architecture in GPGPU ," in IEEE Trans. Very Large Scale Integr. (VLSI) Syst., vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 520-533, 2017.
[4] T. Zhang, J. Zhang, W. Shu, M. Wu and X. Liang, " Efficient Graph Computation on Hybrid CPU and GPU Systems ," in J. Supercomputing, vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 1563-1586, 2015.