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.
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. Rowland J, Freed A. Flexible Surfaces for Interactive Audio. In Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. Cambridge, MA: ITS; 2012. Battenberg E, Avizienis R. Implementing Real-Time Partitioned Convolution Algorithms on Conventional Operating Systems. In DAFX 2011. Paris, France; 2011. Colmenares J, Ian S, Battenberg E, Avizienis R, Peters N, Asanovic K, et al.. REAL-TIME MUSICAL APPLICATIONS ON AN EXPERIMENTAL OPERATING SYSTEM FOR MULTI-CORE PROCESSORS. In ICMC 2011. Huddersfield, England; 2011. Freed A, MacCallum J, Schmeder A. Composability for Musical Gesture Signal Processing using new OSC-based Object and Functional Programming Extensions to Max/MSP. In New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Oslo, Norway; 2011. Freed A. Diverse Roles of Objets Trouvs in Live Solo Visual Music Practice. In Understanding VISUAL Music 2011. Montreal, CA; 2011. Freed A, MacCallum J, Schmeder A. Dynamic, Instance-based, Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in Max/MSP using Open Sound Control (OSC) Message Delegation. In ICMC 2011. Huddersfield, England: ICMA; 2011. Mann Y, Freed A. Pervasive Cameras: Making Sense of Many Angles using Radial Basis Function Interpolation and Salience Analysis. In Pervasive 2011. San Francisco, CA; 2011. Peters N, Jonas B. Compensation of Undesired Doppler Artifacts in Virtual Microphone Simulations. In DAGA - Deutsche Jahrestagung fr Akustik . Dsseldorf, Germany; 2011. Peters N, W. SAndrew. Beamforming using a spherical microphone array based on legacy microphone characteristics. In International Conference on Spatial Audio. Detmold, Germany; 2011. Peters N, W. SAndrew. Synthesizing classic recording microphones characteristics using a spherical microphone array (A). J. Acoust. Soc. Am., presented at the 162th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America [Internet]. 4th ed. San Diego, US: ASA; 2011;130:2507. Peters N, Braasch J, McAdams S. Sound Spatialization Across Disciplines Using Virtual Microphone Control (ViMiC). Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies [Internet]. 2011;5:167-190. Roh J-S, Freed A, Mann Y, Wessel D. Robust and Reliable Fabric, Piezoresistive Multitouch Sensing Surfaces for Musical Controllers. In NIME 2011. 2011.