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Photos from ICSV 2015

4 August 2015

ICSV 2015 saw lots of hot topics in acoustics being discussed in a very hot environment – it hit over 40°C in the afternoon most days so we were very happy for the conference venue’s nice cool underground theatre and exhibition area. Here are a few photos from the conference.

Dr Jonathan Hargreaves speaking on acoustic cross-energy

Dr Jonathan Hargreaves speaking on acoustic cross-energy

Prof. Yiu Lam chairing his structured session on “Analysis, Perception and Render of 3D Spatial Sound”

Prof. Yiu Lam chairing his structured session on “Analysis, Perception and Render of 3D Spatial Sound”

Sbandieratori demonstrate their flag tossing skills at the conference dinner

Sbandieratori demonstrate their flag tossing skills at the conference dinner

Prof. David Waddington with other presenters from his structured session on "Source, Propagation and Mitigation of Railway Noise and Vibration"

Prof. David Waddington with other presenters from his structured session on “Source, Propagation and Mitigation of Railway Noise and Vibration”

Palazzo degli Affari

Palazzo degli Affari at Firenze Fiera Congress Centre


 

Strong ARC presence at ICSV22

2 July 2015

ICSV_headerThe Acoustics Research Centre will have a strong presence at the International Conference on Sound and Vibration this year with 8 researchers attending to present 8 papers and chair 1 structured session:

  • Dr. Jonathan Hargreaves will present “A high-frequency BEM for 3D acoustic scattering” and “Acoustic cross-energy measures and their applications”.
  • Darius Satongar will present “The acuity of colouration perception using non-individualised dynamic binaural synthesis”
  • Dr. Phil Duncan will present “Audio information extraction from arbitrary sound recordings”
  • Dr. Francis Li will present “Headphone audio rendering – philosophies, challenges and an interim signal processing solution”
  • Prof. David Waddington will present “CARGOVIBES: human response to vibration due to freight rail traffic”
  • Dr. Gennaro Sica will present “Planning ground investigation studies to identify ground-borne sound and vibration parameters for high speed railways”
  • Dr Ian Drumm will present “Workflow automations and optimisations to facilitate room acoustic prediction within multimodal virtual environments”
  • Prof. Yiu Lam will chair a structured session on “Analysis, Perception and Render of 3D Spatial Sound”

3 Salford papers at 137th AES Convention in LA

3 November 2014
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137th AES Convention, LA

With over 15,000 attendees and 307 exhibitors and sponsors, this year’s US AES convention was one of the biggest yet, featuring, as always, academic contributions, workshops, master classes, and of course the famous exhibition. In the academic section 3 Salford research papers from Rob Oldfield, Ben Shirley and Paul Power were presented. Rob kicked us off on the first morning of the convention with his paper on the Focal-shift phenomenon experienced with the array-based rendering of focused sources. The afternoon saw Paul present his work on the subjective perception of envelopment for ‘with-height’ sound reproduction systems. Then the following day Ben presented a poster on his work with Rob on the 3D interactive audio system implemented as part of the FascinatE Project. All three papers went down extremely well with a great deal of interest and questions from the audiences.

More information on the papers that were presented can be found on the AES website:

The Focal Shift Phenomena for Focused Source Reproduction Using Loudspeaker Arrays, Rob Oldfield and Ian Drumm

Investigation into the Impact of 3D Surround Systems on Envelopment, Paul Power, Bill Davies and Jos Hirst

An Object-Based Audio System for Interactive Broadcasting, Rob Oldfield, Ben Shirley and Jens Spille

 

 

ASA Spring meeting – Providence, Rhode Island

5 May 2014

This week Dr James Woodcock will be attending the ASA spring conference in Rhode Island, and giving a paper on using self reported acceptability to assess the human response to railway vibration. This conference is particularly noteworthy, as the session in which James is presenting is being co-chaired by one of our PhD students, Calum Sharp!

Spatial audio conference paper selected for inclusion in journal special issue

3 April 2014

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Dr Jonathan Hargreaves represented the Acoustics Research Centre at the EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics in Berlin today, with his presentation entitled ‘An energy interpretation of the Kirchhoff-Helmholtz boundary integral equation and its application to Sound Field synthesis’. This included some new orthogonality relations for spherical harmonic waves, which have potential applications in spatial audio rendering and high-order microphone array design. Jonathan was delighted to hear that the paper had been selected as one of the 10 best in the conference, and will be included in a special issue of Acta Acustica United with Acustica later in the year.

Institute of Acoustics: Sound Recording Techniques – Our presentation.

26 March 2014

Today (Wed 26th March, 2014) Trevor is presenting some of our recent findings on the effect of distortion on perceived quality in music, as part of the Institute of Acoustics’ Sound Recording Techniques event.

Our talk is titled “How distortion affects the perceived quality of music: Psychoacoustic experiments” and slides for it can be found here (PowerPoint slides in .pdf format).