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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
101 Stanley Thomas Hall
Tulane University (Uptown)

Refreshments will be served


Tae Hong Park, Music Department, Tulane University


Recent Research in Music Technology


In this talk I will present a number of research topics in music technology that are centered on signal processing and exploitation of music information retrieval (MIR) techniques. I will introduce research in automatic musical instrument timbre recognition and a novel synthesis method called FMS (Feature Modulation Synthesis). FMS is a system for composition, sound design, pedagogy, and sound analysis. FMS employs a synthesis by analysis approach for sound manipulation  focusing on salient acoustic features that capture timbral dimensions corresponding to relevant characteristics of sound perception. These feature vectors are then analyzed and modulated for re-synthesis. I will discuss core concepts of this new synthesis paradigm and introduce the current salient feature extraction algorithms and their respective modulation modules that have been developed and implemented. I will also present a new software system called “FMS Toolbox”  which is a GUI-based MATLAB application that allows for the analysis, modulation, and re-synthesis of the sound objects.

Center for Computational Science, Stanley Thomas Hall 402, New Orleans, LA 70118