Audio Processing by People and Machines

Barry Vercoe, Eric Scheirer


Principles of information processing by the human auditory system, from detection of frequency, intensity, and spectrum, to the development of their perceptual correlates as pitch, loudness, and timbre. Machine models of the human auditory and musical experience using perceptually-based sensor and interpretor constructs, sufficient to enable machines to experience sound and music in a manner related to our own. Exploring auditory and music cognition with the aid of real-time audio processors. Modeling musical common sense.

Final project: AddSynth