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, 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. An Exploration of Design Parameters for Human-Interactive Systems with Compact Spherical Loudspeaker Arrays. In Ambisonics Symposium. Graz, Austria; 2009. Schmeder A, Freed A. A Low-level Embedded Service Architecture for Rapid DIY Design of Real-time Musical Instruments [Internet]. NIME. 2009. Schmeder A. Efficient Gesture Storage and Retrieval for Multiple Applications Using a Relational Data Model of Open Sound Control. In ICMC 2009. 2009. Siedenburg K. An Exploration of Real-Time Visualizations of Musical Timbre. 2009 . Andrews R. Studio Report: UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). In 2008 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2008). Belfast, Ireland; 2008. Andrews R, Schmeder A. CNMAT Studio Report 2008. ICMC 2008. 2008 . Battenberg E. Improvements to percussive component extraction using non-negative matrix factorization and support vector machines. EECS. [Berkeley, CA]: University of California, Berkeley; 2008. p. 48. Freed A. Application of new Fiber and Malleable Materials for Agile Development of Augmented Instruments and Controllers. In NIME 2008. 2008. Freed A, Schmeder A, Zotter F. Applications of Environmental Sensing for Spherical Loudspeaker Arrays. In IASTED Signal and Image Processing. Hawaii; 2008. Goodheart M. for bass - tuning instructions. 2008. Loui P, Guenther FH, Mathys C, Schlaug G. Action-Perception Mismatch in Tone-Deafness. Current Biology. 2008;. Schmeder A, Freed A. Implementation and Applications of Open Sound Control Timestamps. In ICMC. Belfast, Ireland: ICMA; 2008. pp. 655-658. Schmeder A, Freed A. uOSC: The Open Sound Control Reference Platform for Embedded Devices. In NIME. Genova, Italy; 2008.