Posted on 18 September 2012
DAFx12, the 15th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, brings together experts in audio processing for music and the visual media from around the world.
The Audio Lab has contributed many papers to DAFx over the past fourteen years and we’re delighted now to be welcoming this community to York
Dr Jez Wells
Hosted by the University’s Audio Lab research group in the Department of Electronics, the conference takes place this week in the superb Department of Theatre, Film and Television building, part of the University’s £750m Heslington East campus extension.
The conference will cover a range of topics including virtual analogue, time/pitch scaling, sound synthesis and the use of touchscreen/mobile devices.
Composer Trevor Wishart opens the conference with a presentation on “The Music of Speech”, which will set the scene for the evening presentation of his latest work “Encounters in the Republic of Heaven”.
Other keynote speakers include Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford and Dr Frank Melchior, Head of Audio Research, at BBC Research & Development. Professor Cox will discuss audio effects that arise naturally from the world around us, inspiring new ideas for the creative processing of audio signals. Dr Melchior will provide an industry perspective, discussing audio effects for applications in broadcast media.
Dr Jez Wells, from the University’s Department of Electronics, a member of the conference organising committee, said: “This conference is now a well-established part of the global audio technology research calendar. The Audio Lab has contributed many papers to DAFx over the past fourteen years and we’re delighted now to be welcoming this community to York for a week of presentations, key-note speeches, musical performances, audio demonstrations and opportunities for collaboration and interaction. The facilities in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television are superb.”
The conference includes oral and poster presentations as well as tutorials, with postgraduate students from the Departments of Electronics, and Theatre, Film and Television at York among those presenting their work.
The evening programme of events includes The Ebor Singers presenting a premiere of a new piece of music by Dr Ambrose Field of York’s Department of Music, Artchitexture which makes use of detailed architectural acoustic analysis to inform the traditional musical composition process.
DAFx12, the 15th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, is taking place at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television until 21 September. Further information is available at http://dafx12.york.ac.uk/index.html