Having recently attended DAFx, for my 4th year, I was presenting my paper on Objective Evaluation of Synthesised Environmental Sounds.
The basic premis of the paper, is that we can computational measure how similar two sounds are using an objective metric. This objective metric can be evaluated using an iterative resynthesis approach. And a given similarity score can be evaluated through comparison to human perception.
I hope this made sense, but if not please get in touch and I would be happy to explain further. The paper will be available on the DAFx Website shortly.
The 61th International Conference of the Audio Engineering Society on Audio for Games took place in London from 10 to 12 February. This is the fifth edition of the Audio for Games conference which features a mixture of invited talks and academic paper sessions. Traditionally a biennial event, by popular demand the conference was organised in 2016 again following a very successful 4th edition in 2015.
Christian Heinrichs presented work from his doctoral research with Andrew McPherson, discussing Digital Foley and introducing FoleyDesigner, which allows for effectively using human gestures to control sound effects models.
I presented a paper in the Synthesis and Sound Design paper session, on weapon sound synthesis and my colleague William Wilkinson presented work on mammalian growls, both of which can be found in the conference proceedings.
Furthermore, Xavier Serra and Frederic Font presented the Audio Commons project and how the creative industries could benefit from and get access to content with liberal licenses.
Along with presenting work at this conference, I was also involved as the technical coordinator and webmaster for the Audio for Games community.
More information about the conference can be found on the conference website.
Day three of the Digital Audio Effects Conference (DAFx15) began with an excellent introduction and summary of Wave Digital filters and Digital Wave Guides by Kurt Werner and Julius O. Smith from CCRMA, in which the current state of the art in physical modelling no nonlinearities was presented and some potential avenues for future exploration was discussed. Following on from this work was discussed