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.

The group hosts research projects including Next Generation Sound Synthesis (NESS), and BATWOMAN. NESS was an exploratory five-year project funded through the Computer Science panel of the European Research Council concerned with synthetic sound - in particular, numerical simulation techniques for physical modelling sound synthesis in parallel hardware.

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.



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