Sound and Music Computing

Research activities:

  • Development of innovative techniques for spatial audio synthesis with particular attention to binaural audio synthesis based on Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) and real-time audio rendering.
  • Development of the "Mixed Structural Modeling (MSM)" framework for the design of HRTFs, combining synthetic modeling paradigms with HRTF selection techniques.
  • Customization of HRTFs, based on individual anthropometric data, which are used to either fit model parameters or to select recorded components within a dataset of available responses.
  • Technologies for augmented headphones: individual equalization, sensors for automatic extraction of individual anthropometric parameters, head tracking.

Homepage: http://smc.dei.unipd.it

People: Federico Avanzini (contact person)

Research activities:

  • Physically-based sound modeling and synthesis, by means of accurate and numerical simulations of sound-producing physical systems, with a focus on non-linear behaviors and interactivity.
  • Development of haptic-audio rendering architectures for non-visual virtual environments, applications to interfaces for orientation and mobility learning of visually-impaired users.
  • Development of multimodal interactive environments for technology-assisted learning.
  • Design of auditory displays for technology-assisted motor rehabilitation.

Homepage: http://smc.dei.unipd.it

People: Federico Avanzini (contact person), Sergio Canazza, Antonio Rodà

Computational models for expression communication can contribute to the definition of innovative human-computer interfaces, based on devices capable of understanding and responding to the user’s affective state and behavior.

Research activities:

  • Multi-sensory interfaces for describing expressive music qualities
  • Automatic recognition of expressive intentions for access to music content
  • Algorithms for automatic rendering of expressive music performances

Homepage: http://smc.dei.unipd.it

People: Sergio Canazza (contact person), Giovanni De Poli, Antonio Rodà

Research activities:

  • Computer science for new music research/production.
  • Digital philology methods for music cultural heritage (audio documents and multimodal interactive installations).
  • Interactive museums/archives installations for augmented fruition of cultural heritage.
  • Tools and algorithms for audio documents (music and speech) preservation and enhancement.
  • Algorithms for visual-based processing of audio recordings.

Homepage: http://smc.dei.unipd.it

People: Sergio Canazza (contact person), Federico Avanzini, Giovanni De Poli, Antonio Rodà