Category Archives: General News

Acoustics & fluid mechanics demo videos

We have recently added a new playlist to our AAG YouTube channel. It’s for cool demonstration videos of acoustics and fluid mechanics in action. The first video is now up, and involves high speed footage of water spouts being generated in the new FloWave wave tank facility at the University of Edinburgh. Filmed and edited by Prof Clive Greated of the Acoustics and Audio Group. The playlist is embedded below.

Postdoc position in the AAG: cochlear-inspired microphone tech

We’re pleased to announce a new vacancy in the Acoustics and Audio Group. It is for a Postdoctoral researcher, as part of a new EPSRC-funded project in the area of acoustic transducer technology. The position is for 2 years.

The project is a collaboration between the Acoustics and Audio Group and the Scottish Microelectronics Centre/Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (part of the School of Engineering).

The vacancy is posted here:

The advert closes on 24th July 2015.

You are welcome to contact Dr Michael Newton if you have questions about the job.

Sound synthesis talk this Thursday 14/05/2015, 6.30pm

The AAG‘s Dr Stefan Bilbao and colleagues will present a lecture on the NeSS Project this Thursday, 14th May, at 6.30pm in the Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh. It’s hosted by the AES, and promises to be full of audio and video examples. Please come along and see the output of some of AAG’s ongoing research.

Further details here:

Best paper prize for Bilbao & Torin at Dafx 2014

The Next Generation and Sound Synthesis (NESS) project team, part of the Acoustics and Audio Group, have won the best paper award at the 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, in Erlangen, Germany.  Stefan Bilbao and Alberto Torin’s paper was entitled ‘Numerical Simulation of String/Barrier Collisions: The Fretboard’.

The paper is concerned with fine-grained modeling of guitar strings, including the effects of collision of the strings with the fretboard, and fingers, leading to a realistic synthesis algorithm.

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 Guardian ranks Edinburgh’s School of Music as Number 1 in the UK

Several members of the Acoustics and Audio Group are based in the School of Music. The MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology is also administered by the School of Music. So it was great to see that the Guardian’s new 2015 University rankings placed Edinburgh as the Number 1 place in the whole of the UK to study music related subjects.

If you want to know more about studying acoustics and music technology subjects at Edinburgh, please get in touch.