Welcome!

By Nov.19, 2014

Welcome to the Acoustics Research Centre research blog. Here you will find regular updates on our research activity including publications, conference presentation, projects etc. For an overview of our key research areas, or more information on our taught courses, facilities, commercial work and resources for schools, please visit our static site at www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk. All the best & we hope you enjoy your […]

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Deaf Sentence

By Apr.27, 2017

[WARNING: Contains very descriptive language and gory pictures! I hope this might be of some help for someone unfortunate enough to suffer the same ordeal.] Barotrauma – An unfortunate accident It was a typical flight from one European city to another. As the plane starts its descent I was entertained in conversation with the passenger […]

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Acoustics of New Adelphi

By Dec.05, 2016

On Wednesday 16th November we were lucky enough to get a tour of many of the live performance spaces in the University’s new £55m flagship Arts & Media building ‘New Adelphi‘. The tour was given by Salford alumni Matt Robinson, now of Sandy Brown Associates LLP, who was involved in the project as an acoustic consultant. […]

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SALSA at NAB2016: Real-time audio post production for Sport

By May.12, 2016

Last month saw us take the latest version of our SALSA (Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio) software to NAB 2016. This is the second show Rob Oldfield and I have done in collaboration with DTS and Fairlight; last September saw us at IBC in Amsterdam showing our automated sports audio solution working with the MDA open object-based audio format. April […]

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AMS Neve visit: “Better known in Hollywood than Burnley”

By Nov.25, 2015

AMS Neve came from a merger of two legendary English audio companies; Neve, famous for high quality analogue mixing consoles, and AMS (Advanced Music Systems) the Burnley based audio innovation company. Last night I was fortunate enough to be able to attend an Institute of Mechanical Engineer’s visit to AMS Neve in Burnley. Feeling something of a fraud (I’m […]

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SALSA: Spatial Automated Live Sports Audio – demonstration at IBC 2015

By Oct.31, 2015

In addition to the Object Based Clean Audio demos that Rob Oldfield and I gave at IBC 2015 we were also showcasing the results of a long running development project in audio for live sports broadcast. Thanks to some internal funding from the University of Salford‘s Staff Innovation Challenge competition, and to some great work from […]

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Paper published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, assessment of the quality of distorted audio

By Oct.07, 2015

Paper published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society by the Good Recording Project team. http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=17873 For field recordings and user-generated content recorded on phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, poor audio quality arises in part from nonlinear distortions caused by clipping and limiting at pre-amplification stages and by dynamic range control. Based on […]

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IBC 2015: TV Sound for Hearing Impaired People

By Sep.23, 2015

IBC 2015 Demonstration of Object Based Clean Audio The problems of hearing impaired people watching TV have been well documented of late. Loud music, background noise and other factors can ruin the enjoyment of TV for many people with hearing loss – around 10 million people in the UK according to Action on Hearing Loss. In […]

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PhD Studentships in Perception of Sound: Deadline: 30th September 2015

By Sep.16, 2015

PhD studentships in perception of sound Interested in audio perception? We’re looking for someone to research games audio, binaural, emotional response to sound, or audio quality. You would be working with the S3A project, which is studying the future of spatial audio from production through to reproduction at home. The goal of S3A research is […]

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Salford Acoustics Research and Arup co-host workshop on the use of numerical modelling and auralisation in built environment design

By Sep.04, 2015

Prof Yiu Lam and Dr Jonathan Hargreaves have been working for the last three years in collaboration with Steve Langdon at the University of Reading and industrial partners Arup and the BBC on an EPSRC funded project developing new computational acoustic algorithms aimed at auralisation applications.  As a culmination of this, they are organising a two day […]

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Dr Jonathan Hargreaves represents Salford at EU research workshop in Freising

By Sep.04, 2015

MHiVec is an EU FP7 IAPP project which is applying a new modelling method called Dynamic Energy Analysis (DEA) to structural and acoustic modelling of vehicle NVH at mid-to-high frequencies. This method works by transferring distributions of directional wave energy between elements of a discretised mesh of a sub-system boundary, be that an acoustic cavity or […]

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