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Audio Signal Processing and Sound Reproduction
Surround sound, auralisation, loudspeakers etc.
Audio signal processing and sound reproduction form an increasing large part of our research activity. The University’s presence at MediaCityUK, alongside the BBC and other media, future media and broadcast organisations, creates an important driver for research and ARC’s is a lead partner in the BBC's Audio Research Partnership.
Our sound reproduction research includes reproduction system development including surround sound systems, subjective assessment and objective measurement across a broad range of applications. Example projects have included in-house development of three 128 loudspeaker wavefield synthesis systems for virtual acoustics, telepresence and broadcast, improving TV sound for hearing impaired people, future broadcast systems development and assessment of components and codecs for music reproduction.
Audio signal processing is applied in many areas of our research activity; some examples would include acoustic feature extraction from music and speech so that room acoustic parameters can be determined with naturalistic recorded material, acoustic signal separation, particularly separating speech from competing noise sources and physical modelling of musical instruments.
- The Good Recording Project - Audio quality in professional and amateur recordings
- Measurement of transmission channels using naturalistic signals
- Active room acoustic diffusers
- Development and perception of spatial sound reproduction systems
- Musical acoustics
- Clean audio project - surround sound quality
- British Council Real UK Project
- Carbon fibre composite for the audio industry
- Active Shielding -An Innovation Based on the Differential Potential Method
- Processing for binaural and multi-media communications
- Real time visual displays in voice department
- DML loudspeakers in arrays
- Audio signal processing