Music Production, Processing and Analysis Group

Research that contributes to new techniques and technologies for interacting with sound as well as those that respond to such developments in the studio and understand them from a human and cultural perspective.

Music production environments are complex places where creativity and engineering, technology and human beings interact. Production is now a mature discipline with its own rich history, but also a present that continues to change dramatically. The research groupĀ covers projects that contribute to new techniques and technologies for interacting with sound as well as those that respond to such developments in the studio and understand them from a human and cultural perspective. This groupĀ aims to solve problems and contribute to expressive possibilities within the practice of music production in a way that is informed by how this multi-discipline has shaped, and been shaped, by the society in which it exists.

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Recent projects

Reverberation modelling

The first working prototype of a new reverberation modelling system is currently being tested in the Music Production, Processing and Analysis Group. Modern digital reverberation systems are typically either convolution-based or algorithmic. The former type works with samples of reverberation (usually in the form of a room impulse response), which is applied to incoming audio … Continued

Crosstalk-cancelled stereo: history and potential

Twenty five years ago two signal processing systems that claimed to be able to move sounds presented over stereo loudspeakers in three-dimensional space (including at height, and outside of the space between the speakers) were developed. Roland Sound Space (RSS) and QSound were briefly adopted for a number of significant commercial audio releases in the … Continued