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.
Schwenke R, Zotter F, Schmeder A, Wessel D. Room Acoustics Measurements with an Approximately Spherical Source of 120 Drivers. In ASA-EAA Joint Conference. Paris, FR; 2008. Wessel D, Morrison A, Rossing TD. Sound of the Hang. In Acoustics 08. Paris, France; 2008. Zbyszynski M. An Elementary Method for Tablet. In New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Genova, Italy; 2008. Zotter F, Schmeder A, Noisternig M. Crosstalk Cancellation for Spherical Loudspeaker Arrays. In DAGA08. Dresden: DEGA; 2008. Cont A, Dubnov S, Wessel D. Realtime Multiple-Pitch and Multiple-Instrument Recognition for Music Signals Using Sparse Non-Negative Constraints. In 10th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-07). 2007. pp. 85-92. Loui P, Wessel D. Harmonic Expectation and Affect in Western Music: Effects of Attention and Training. Perception & Psychophysics. 2007;69:1084-1092. Loui P, Wessel D, Wu EH, Knight RT. Perceiving new music recruits flexible neural mechanisms. In Cognitive Neuroscience Society [Internet]. 2007. p. 48. MacCallum J, Einbond A. Real-time Analysis of Sensory Dissonance. In International Computer Music Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark; 2007. Maxwell CB, Bindel D. Modal Parameter Tracking for Shape-Changing Geometric Objects. Proc. of the 10th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-07). Bordeaux, France; 2007. Maxwell CB. Real-Time Reverb Simulation for Arbitrary Object Shapes. In Proc. of the 10th Int. Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-07). Bordeaux, France; 2007. Schmeder A, Wright M, Freed A, Campion E, Wessel D. CNMAT Information Infrastructure. In International Computer Music Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark: ICMA; 2007. pp. 325-328. Wessel D, Fitz K, Battenberg E, Schmeder A, Edwards B. Optimizing Hearing Aids for Music Listening. In 19th International Congress on Acoustics. Madrid, Spain; 2007. Wessel D, Avizienis R, Freed A, Wright M. A Force Sensitive Multi-touch Array Supporting Multiple 2-D Musical Control Structures. In New Interfaces for Musical Expression [Internet]. New York; 2007. pp. 41-45. Wessel D, Avizienis R, Freed A, Wright M. A force sensitive multi-touch array supporting multiple 2-D musical control structures. In Proceedings of the 7th international Conference on New interfaces For Musical Expression. New York, NY: ACM; 2007. pp. 41-45. Zbyszynski M, Wright M, Momeni A, Cullen D. Ten Years of Tablet Musical Interfaces at CNMAT. New Interfaces for Musical Expression. New York; 2007. pp. 100-105.