Mike Wilson's Blog

I was a MA/MST student at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics.

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I'm finishing my submission to Modulations 2012.  If accepted, I'm
going to play my synthesizer in a live set.  I missed most of
Modulations last year, so hopefully I'll get to participate this time.

422 is esentially over.  Our codec performed well although we found a
corner case which caused some noticable artifacts.  In the audio coder
world this is called "critical material" for the coder.  My main
contribution to the project was implementing Huffman coding on our
packed bitstream to free up more bits which could be used to encode
mantissa information.  Interestingly enough it turned out that there
were a large number of zero bits in our bitstream due to the format we
were using, so a very simple Huffman coding scheme gave decent
results.  We are giving our final presentations in class today, and
that will be one out of four courses done for the term!

I have two final exams next week.  I'm a bit concerned about them, but
I'll do the best I can.

email mwilson@alumni.caltech.edu
Disclaimer: the views herein are my own and do not represent the views of Stanford University. All material copyright Michael J. Wilson.