Selected Research Publications from CNMAT from 1989 to the Present

Areas of Research include:

  • Protocol and encoding development including Open Sound Control (OSC) and the Sound Description Interchange Format (SDIF)
  • New sensor technologies and interface modalities: sensor fusion, integration.
  • New sense-enabled media: conductive/resistive fibre, malleable media.
  • eTextile, conductive paper and other materials for the New Lutherie
  • Many-channel digital audio interfaces; hundreds of channels over common ethernet. FPGA-based audio systems development.
  • Parallel computing theory in music/audio computing; algorithms, requirements.
  • Musical interactivity tools including digitizing tablets, multitouch and manytouch surfaces.
  • New user-interfaces for interaction with expressive musical/auditory environments, e.g. spatial mapping with dimensionality reduction.
  • Theoretical and applied spatial acoustics of loudspeaker and microphone arrays, especially in spherical configurations
  • Musical quality; metrics, augmentation, compression, hearing loss.
  • Signal-theory for musical gestures; requirements on jitter and latency, expressive bandwidth estimation
  • Semantics, requirements and cognitive models of music performance and their implications for software design patterns
  • Sound analysis for event detection, pitch and noise estimation and auditory perceptual models
  • Machine learning applications in audio synthesis and musical control
  • Auditory psychophysics and music cognition and perception
  • Curation and Development of real-time music and audio software tools.
Ryokai K, Raffle H, Horri H, Mann Y. Tangible Video Bubbles. In CHI 2010. Atlanta, Georgia; 2010. Schmeder A, Freed A, Wessel D. Best Practices for Open Sound Control. In Linux Audio Conference. Utrecht, NL; 2010. Schmeder A. Spherical Directivity Resonance Synthesis. In Ambisonics Symposium. Paris, FR; 2010. Schmeder A, Freed A. Support Vector Machine Learning for Gesture Signal Estimation with a Piezo Resistive Fabric Touch Surface. In NIME. Sydney, Australia; 2010. Einbond A, Schwarz D, Bresson J. Corpus-based Transcription as an Approach to the Compositional Control of Timbre . In International Computer Music Conference. ICMA; 2009. Freed A, Schmeder A. Features and Future of Open Sound Control version 1.1 for NIME. In NIME [Internet]. 2009. http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/node/7002 Freed A, McCutchen D, Schmeder A, Hansen A-MSkriver, Overholt D, Burleson W, et al.. Musical Applications and Design Techniques for the Gametrak Tethered Spatial Position Controller . In SMC 2009. 2009. Freed A. Joy of Hex and the Cordless Guitars of the Future. In Identits de la Guitare Electrique. Paris, France; 2009. Freed A. Novel and Forgotten Current-steering Techniques for Resistive Multitouch, Duotouch, and Polytouch Position Sensing with Pressure. In NIME 2009. 2009. Loui P, Alsop D, Schlaug G. Tone-deafness: a disconnection syndrome?. Journal of Neuroscience. 2009;29:10215-10220. Loui P, Wu EH, Wessel DL, Knight RT. A Generalized Mechanism for Perception of Pitch Patterns. Journal of Neuroscience. 2009;29:454-459. MacCallum J, Schmeder A, Wessel D. Timbral Migration: Stochastic Processes for the Control of Smooth Spectral Tranformation. In ICMC. 2009. Mann Y, Lubow J, Freed A. The Tactus: a Tangible, Rhythmic Grid Interface Using Found-Objects. In NIME 2009. Pittsburgh, PA; 2009. Schmeder A, Freed A. A Low-level Embedded Service Architecture for Rapid DIY Design of Real-time Musical Instruments [Internet]. NIME. 2009. http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/node/6902 Schmeder A. Efficient Gesture Storage and Retrieval for Multiple Applications Using a Relational Data Model of Open Sound Control. In ICMC 2009. 2009.

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