Program at a glance

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Full Conference Program

Registration, presentations and poster sessions will be at 50 George Square.

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Tuesday 5th September 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration

08:00-09:55 Coffee

09:55-10:00 DAFx17 Local Organising Committee Welcome

10:00-11:00 Tutorial 1: Jean-Marc Jot. Efficient Reverberation Rendering for Complex Interactive Audio Scenes (Chair: Sascha Disch)

11:00-11:30 Coffee

11:30-12:30 Tutorial 2: Brian Hamilton. Room Acoustic Simulation: Overview and Recent Developments (Chair: Sascha Disch)

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Tutorial 3: David Berners. Modeling Circuits with Nonlinearities in Discrete Time (Chair: Rudolf Rabenstein)

15:00-15:30 Coffee

15:30-16:30 Tutorial 4: Julian D. Parker. From Algorithm to Instrument (Chair: Rudolf Rabenstein)

16:45-18:30 Edinburgh Bus Tour

18:30-20:30 DAFx17 Welcome Reception

Wednesday 6th September 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 Keynote 1: Julius O. Smith III. History of Virtual Musical Instruments and Effects Based on Physical Modeling (Chair: Stefan Bilbao)

10:00-11:00 Poster Session 1 / Coffee

Nonlinear Homogeneous Order Separation for Volterra Series Identification
Damien Bouvier, Thomas Hélie and David Roze

Introducing Deep Machine Learning for Parameter Estimation in Physical Modelling
Leonardo Gabrielli, Stefano Tomassetti, Stefano Squartini and Carlo Zinato

Real-time Physical Model of a Wurlitzer and Rhodes Electronic Piano
Florian Pfeifle

A Mechanical Mapping Model for Real-time Control of a Complex Physical Modelling Synthesis Engine with a Simple Gesture
Fiona Keenan and Sandra Pauletto

Simulating the Friction Sounds Using a Friction-based Adhesion Theory Model
Takayuki Nakatsuka and Shigeo Morishima

Kinematics of Ideal String Vibration Against a Rigid Obstacle
Dmitri Kartofelev

Doppler Effect of a Planar Vibrating Piston: Strong Solution, Series Expansion and Simulation
Tristan Lebrun and Thomas Hélie

Latent Force Models for Sound: Learning Modal Synthesis Parameters and Excitation Functions from Audio Recordings
William Wilkinson, Joshua D. Reiss and Dan Stowell

11:00-12:20 Oral Session 1: Physical Modeling I (Chair: Thomas Hélie)

Energy Shaping of a Softening Duffing Oscillator Using the Formalism of Port-Hamiltonian Systems
Marguerite Jossic, David Roze, Thomas Hélie, Baptiste Chomette and Adrien Mamou-Mani

On Iterative Solutions for Numerical Collision Models
Vasileios Chatziioannou, Sebastian Schmutzhard and Stefan Bilbao

A Numerical Scheme for Various Nonlinear Forces, Including Collisions, Which Does Not Require an Iterative Root Finder
Michele Ducceschi

Trajectory Anti-aliasing on Guaranteed-passive Simulation of Nonlinear Physical Systems
Rémy Muller and Thomas Hélie

12:20-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:20 Oral Session 2: Audio Processing and Effects (Chair: Udo Zölzer)

The Quest for the Best Graphic Equalizer
Juho Liski and Vesa Välimäki

Audio Processing Chain Recommendation
Spyridon Stasis, Nicholas Jillings, Sean Enderby and Ryan Stables

Investigation of a Drum Controlled Cross-adaptive Audio Effect for Live Performance
Saurjya Sarkar, Joshua D. Reiss and Øyvind Brandtsegg

Real-time Pitch Tracking in Audio Signals with the Extended Complex Kalman Filter
Orchisama Das, Julius O. Smith III and Chris Chafe

15:20-16:00 Poster Session 2 / Coffee

Efficient Anti-aliasing of a Complex Polygonal Oscillator
Christoph Hohnerlein, Maximilian Rest and Julian D. Parker

Modeling Circuits with Operational Transconductance Amplifiers Using Wave Digital Filters
Ólafur Bogason and Kurt J. Werner

Automatic Decomposition of Non-linear Equation Systems in Audio Effect Circuit Simulation
Martin Holters and Udo Zölzer

WDF Modeling of a Korg MS-50 Based Non-linear Diode Bridge VCF
Maximilian Rest, Julian D. Parker and Kurt J. Werner

Comparison of Germanium Bipolar Junction Transistor Models for Real-time Circuit Simulation
Ben Holmes, Martin Holters and Maarten van Walstijn

Automatic Control of the Dynamic Range Compressor Using a Regression Model and a Reference Sound
Di Sheng and György Fazekas

16:00-17:40 Oral Session 3: Virtual Analog (Chair: Vesa Välimäki)

Fixed-rate Modeling of Audio Lumped Systems: A Comparison Between Trapezoidal and Implicit Midpoint Methods
François G. Germain

Generalizing Root Variable Choice in Wave Digital Filters with Grouped Nonlinearities
Kurt J. Werner, Michael J. Olsen, Maximilian Rest and Julian D. Parker

Block-oriented Gray Box Modeling of Guitar Amplifiers
Felix Eichas, Stephan Möeller and Udo Zölzer

Virtual Analog Buchla 259 Wavefolder
Fabián Esqueda, Henri Pöntynen, Vesa Välimäki and Julian D. Parker

Network Variable Preserving Step-size Control in Wave Digital Filters
Michael J. Olsen, Kurt J. Werner and François G. Germain

19:00-20:30 Music Concert by Trevor Wishart

Thursday 7th September 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 Keynote 2: Avery Wang. Robust Indexing and Search in a Massive Corpus of Audio Recordings (Chair: Michael Newton)

10:00-11:00 Poster Session 3 / Coffee

On the Design and Use of Once-differentiable High Dynamic Resolution Atoms for the Distribution Derivative Method
Nicholas Esterer and Philippe Depalle

Nicht-negativeMatrixFaktorisierungnutzendes-KlangsynthesenSystem (NiMFKS): Extensions of NMF-based Concatenative Sound Synthesis
Michael Buch, Elio Quinton and Bob L. Sturm

Validated Exponential Analysis for Harmonic Sounds
Matteo Briani, Annie Cuyt and Wen-shin Lee

A System Based on Sinusoidal Analysis for the Estimation and Compensation of Pitch Variations in Musical Recordings
Luís F. V. Carvalho and Hugo T. Carvalho

Gradient Conversion Between Time and Frequency Domains Using Wirtinger Calculus
Hugo Caracalla and Axel Roebel

Live Convolution with Time-variant Impulse Response
Øyvind Brandtsegg and Sigurd Saue

Modal Audio Effects: A Carillon Case Study
Elliot K. Canfield-Dafilou and Kurt J. Werner

LP-BLIT: Bandlimited Impulse Train Synthesis of Lowpass-filtered Waveforms
Sebastian Kraft and Udo Zölzer

11:00-12:20 Oral Session 4: Audio Analysis and Source Separation (Chair: Philippe Depalle)

Redressing Warped Wavelets and Other Similar Warped Time-something Representations
Gianpaolo Evangelista

REDS: A New Asymmetric Atom for Sparse Audio Decomposition and Sound Synthesis
Julian Neri and Philippe Depalle

Harmonic-percussive Sound Separation Using Rhythmic Information from Non-negative Matrix Factorization in Single-channel Music Recordings
Francisco Canadas-Quesada, Derry Fitzgerald, Pedro Vera-Candeas and Nicolas Ruiz-Reyes

Iterative Structured Shrinkage Algorithms for Stationary/Transient Audio Separation
Kai Siedenburg and Simon Doclo

12:20-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:20 Oral Session 5: Physical Modeling II (Chair: Federico Avanzini)

An Explorative String-bridge-plate Model with Tunable Parameters
Maarten van Walstijn and Sandor Mehes

Modal Based Tanpura Simulation: Combining Tension Modulation and Distributed Bridge Interaction
Jamie Bridges and Maarten van Walstijn

Physically Derived Synthesis Model of a Cavity Tone
Rod Selfridge, Joshua D. Reiss and Eldad J. Avital

A Continuous Frequency Domain Description of Adjustable Boundary Conditions for Multidimensional Transfer Function Models
Maximilian Schäfer and Rudolf Rabenstein

15:20-16:00 Poster Session 4 / Coffee

EVERTims: Open Source Framework for Real-time Auralization in Architectural Acoustics and Virtual Reality
David Poirier-Quinot, Brian F.G. Katz and Markus Noisternig

A Comparison of Player Performance in a Gamified Localisation Task Between Spatial Loudspeaker Systems
Joe Rees-Jones and Damian Murphy

Accurate Reverberation Time Control in Feedback Delay Networks
Sebastian J. Schlecht and Emanuël A. P. Habets

Binauralization of Omnidirectional Room Impulse Responses - Algorithm and Technical Evaluation
Christoph Pörschmann, Philipp Stade and Johannes M. Arend

Pinna Morphological Parameters Influencing HRTF Sets
Slim Ghorbal, Théo Auclair, Catherine Soladié and Renaud Séguier

2D Spatial Audio in a Molecular Navigator/Editor for Blind and Visually Impaired Users
Ian Rodrigues, Ricardo Teixeira, Sofia Cavaco, Vasco D. B. Bonifácio, Daniela Peixoto, Yuri Binev, Florbela Pereira, Ana Lobo and João Aires-de-Sousa

Performance Portability for Room Acoustics Simulations
Larisa Stoltzfus, Alan Gray, Christophe Dubach and Stefan Bilbao

On Restoring Prematurely Truncated Sine Sweep Room Impulse Response Measurements
Elliot K. Canfield-Dafilou and Jonathan S. Abel

16:00-17:40 Oral Session 6: Spatial Audio and Artificial Reverberation (Chair: Damian Murphy)

Constrained Pole Optimization for Modal Reverberation
Esteban Maestre, Jonathan S. Abel, Julius O. Smith III and Gary P. Scavone

Diffuse-field Equalisation of First-order Ambisonics
Thomas McKenzie, Damian Murphy and Gavin Kearney

Improving Elevation Perception with a Tool for Image-guided Head-related Transfer Function Selection
Michele Geronazzo, Enrico Peruch, Fabio Prandoni and Federico Avanzini

Velvet Noise Decorrelator
Benoit Alary, Archontis Politis and Vesa Välimäki

Parametric Acoustic Camera for Real-time Sound Capture, Analysis and Tracking
Leo McCormack, Symeon Delikaris-Manias and Ville Pulkki

19:00-22:30 Banquet

Friday 8th September 2017

08:00-17:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 Keynote 3: Miller Puckette. Time-domain Manipulation via STFTs (Chair: Trevor Wishart)

10:00-11:00 Poster Session 5 / Coffee

Estimating Pickup and Plucking Positions of Guitar Tones and Chords with Audio Effects
Zulfadhli Mohamad, Simon Dixon and Christopher Harte

Unsupervised Taxonomy of Sound Effects
David Moffat, David Ronan and Joshua D. Reiss

The Mix Evaluation Dataset
Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss

The Snail: A Real-time Software Application to Visualize Sounds
Thomas Hélie and Charles Picasso

Beat-aligning Guitar Looper
Daniel Rudrich and Alois Sontacchi

A Method for Automatic Whoosh Sound Description
Eugene Cherny, Johan Lilius and Dmitry Mouromtsev

Analysis and Synthesis of the Violin Playing Style of Heifetz and Oistrakh
Chi-Ching Shih, Pei-Ching Li, Yi-Ju Lin, Yu-Lin Wang, Alvin W. Y. Su, Li Su and Yi-Hsuan Yang

11:00-12:20 Oral Session 7: Perceptual Audio and Applications (Chair: Gianpaolo Evangelista)

A Nonlinear Method for Manipulating Warmth and Brightness
Sean Enderby and Ryan Stables

Soundscape Categorisation and the Self-assessment Manikin
Francis Stevens, Damian Murphy and Stephen Smith

Development of a Quality Assurance Automatic Listening Machine (QuAALM)
Daniel J. Gillespie, Woody Herman and Russell Wedelich

Blind Upmix for Applause-like Signals Based on Perceptual Plausibility Criteria
Alexander Adami, Lukas Brand, Sascha Disch and Jürgen Herre

12:20-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:20 Oral Session 8: DAFx (Chair: Charlotte Desvages)

Co-authorship and Community Structure in the DAFx Conference Proceedings: 1998 - 2016
Alex Wilson

Statistics on Gender Balance at DAFx
Alex Wilson and Charlotte Desvages

Stefania Serafin. DAFX welcomes female researchers, so how come we are so few?

Jude Brereton. Gender balance in audio: how to fix it?

Panel Discussion: Gender Balance at DAFx

DAFx18 Handover

Saturday 9th September 2017

Highlands Trip


Eventide, Soundtoys, Arturia, Steinberg and Cedar Audio will be demonstrating their latest products during the poster sessions and at the lunch breaks.

S3A will present the results of their latest spatial audio work.

Physical Audio will be running a demonstration with the ROLI Seaboard.