Welcome to the Acoustics and Audio Group at the University of Edinburgh

The Acoustics and Audio Group at the University of Edinburgh currently consists of eight academic staff and around a dozen postgraduate students. It has members and associations across the University, with particular presence in the School of Music, the School of Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Engineering

Please check our News page for the latest Group news.

The Group currently hosts research projects including Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS) (ERC), and BATWOMAN (Marie Curie ITN). NESS is an exploratory five-year project funded through the Computer Science panel of the European Research Council. They are a group of eight engineers and numerical methods specialists, based in the Acoustics and Audio Group and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre at the University of Edinburgh. The visualisation below is just one example of this work.

The Group has UK-wide associations with the Open University, the University of York’s Audio Lab, the University of Stirling, the Sonic Arts Research Centre and the University of Cambridge.

International research links include LAUM (University of le Mans, Acoustics Lab), IRCAM and Helsinki University of Technology.

Finke_French_HornPlease head over to the Research pages for an overview of current and past research topics, including a list of Publications from the group. Further details can be found by reading about the research interests of the individual Group Members.

Master’s Degree (MSc) in Acoustics and Music Technology

An important part of the Acoustics and Audio Group is the MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology. This exciting one-year taught Masters degree provides a broad-based foundation in the technical, practical and musical applications of acoustics and audio technology. The program has run successfully since 2006, with a high proportion of our graduates now working as research postgraduates, or in the commercial acoustics sectorThere is a decicated part of the website for it here.

MusICA Seminar Series

A regular seminar series is jointly hosted by the Acoustics and Audio Group (on behalf of the School of Music) and the School of Informatics. There is a website for the series, including a video archive of past seminars, located here.