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. 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. Schmeder A, Freed A, Wessel D. Best Practices for Open Sound Control. In Linux Audio Conference. Utrecht, NL; 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, 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. 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 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. Efficient Gesture Storage and Retrieval for Multiple Applications Using a Relational Data Model of Open Sound Control. In ICMC 2009. 2009. Schmeder A. An Exploration of Design Parameters for Human-Interactive Systems with Compact Spherical Loudspeaker Arrays. In Ambisonics Symposium. Graz, Austria; 2009.

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