research

EchoThief  – Noise-resistant acoustic measurement tool used to create high resolution impulse responses. Using this new technology, I have created a large public library of impulse responses of unique sonic spaces. This library makes the resonant character of each space available in audio production as a reverberator. Featured on the Ableton website.



 

Picante

SuperHoax  – Unique audio effects for Ableton Live offer creative new ways to reshape sound.

Perpetual Motion – Endlessly Rising/Falling Harmonizer
Picante – 31-Band Graphic Distortion
The Spins – Multiband Stereo Rotator
Headphone Candy – Stereoizer



 

TASO

Transform Acoustics – Dynamic solutions for the architectural acoustics industry. Research and testing for the TASO active acoustic panel system.



 

ghosts

Ghosts – Experimental spectral processing and time manipulation effects. Feedback delay networks and energy-preserving matrices blur timbres across time. Extensive guitar processing heard in I Say Again Echo and the soundtrack to Among the Mad.



 

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Variable Room Acoustic System (VRAS) redesign – Significant redesign and upgrade of Meyer Sound Laboratories Constellation Electroacoustic Architecture multichannel digital reverberator system in UC San Diego’s Experimental Theater. Upgrades include an expanded digital input bus, a reduction of throughput latency, and a more intuitive mixer control system.



 

Zplane

Z-plane – Interactive educational software illustrating the nonintuitive relationships between a biquad filter’s frequency response, difference equation, and poles and zeros on the z-plane.  Users can change either the filter coefficients or the locations of the poles and zeros and observe the results. Download (Mac|Win)



 

eva

Enhanced Vehicle Acoustics – Sound schemata to provide focused warning signals for quietly-operating electric vehicles.  Psychoacoustic testing to determine effectiveness at non-intrusive volume levels. NPR | Scientific American | Forbes

 



 

Robjects

R-objects Library  Spectral processing and analysis/resynthesis software for electroacoustic composition and performance. Designed for Rand Steiger, the Composer in Residence at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology in collaboration with Andrew Allen and the International Contemporary Ensemble.

This research culminated in Mr. Steiger’s Coalescence Cycle, “a sequence of works in which the sounds of wind instruments were subjected to electronic processing in ways that were by turns thrilling, gorgeous, threatening and funny.(NYTimes Music Review 11/11/13)