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.
MacCallum J, Freed A, Wessel D. Agile Interface Development using OSC Expressions and Process Migration. In NIME. Daejeon Korea; 2013. Peters N, Lossius T, Schacher JC. The Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format - Principles, Specification, and Examples. Computer Music Journal [Internet]. MIT Press; 2013;37:11-22. Piazza EA, Sweeny TD, Wessel D, Silver MA, Whitney D. Ensemble Coding in Audition. Psychological Science [Internet]. 2013;24:1389-1397. Rowland J. Flexible Audio Speakers for Composition and Art Practice. Leonardo Music Journal [Internet]. MIT Press; 2013;23:33-36. Rowland J, Freed A. Colocated Surface Sound Interaction. In SigCHI. Paris, France; 2013. Santos JF, Peters N, Falk TH. Towards blind reverberation time estimation for non-speech signals. 21st International Congress on Acoustics (ICA). Montreal; 2013. Wei SXin, . Sound Design as Human Matter Interaction. In SigChi. Paris, France; 2013. Banerji R. Maxines Turing Test A Player-Program as Co-Ethnographer of Socio-Aesthetic Interaction in Improvised Music. 1st International Workshop on Musical Metacreation. Stanford University: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; 2012. Battenberg E, Wessel D. Analyzing Drum Patterns using Conditional, Deep Belief Networks. In ISMIR 2012. Portugal: ISMIR; 2012. Battenberg E, Huang V, Wessel D. Toward Live Drum Separation Using Probabilistic Spectral Clustering Based on the Itakura-Saito Divergence. In AES 45th Conference: Applications of Time-Frequency Processing in Audio,. Helsinki, Finland; 2012. Freed A. The Paper FingerPhone: a case study of Musical Instrument Redesign for Sustainability. In NIME 2012 (Best Poster Award). Ann Arbor, Michigan; 2012. Freed A. Integration of Touch Pressure and Position Sensing with Speaker Diaphragms (Colocating Loudspeakers and Touch Interaction). In Audio Engineering Society. San Francisco: AES; 2012. Peters N, McAdams S. A Perceptual Analysis of Off-Center Sound Degradation in Surround-Sound Reproduction Based on Geometrical Properties (A). J. Acoust. Soc. Am., presented at Acoustics 2012, Hong Kong [Internet]. 2012;131:3256-3256. Peters N, Lei H, Friedland G. Name That Room: Room identification using acoustic features in a recording. ACM Multimedia. Nara, Japan: ACM; 2012. Peters N, Choi J, Lei H. Matching Artificial Reverb Settings to Unknown Room Recordings: a Recommendation System for Reverb Plugins. 133rd AES Convention. San Francisco, US; 2012.