Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory
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Audio and Acoustics

The audio and acoustics area covers a broad range of topics around studio engineering, electroacoustics, room acoustics, digital audio processing, psychoacoustics, and music perception. Research in the lab’s audio and acoustics area has traditionally a tight connection to the study programme ‘Electrical Engineering and Audio Engineering’ that is run jointly by Graz University of Technology and Graz University of Music and Performing Arts. Current work in the lab addresses questions such as: How can we enhance music perception of listeners with hearing loss? What are critical acoustical features for the parsing of sound mixtures and the perception of musical instrument sounds? How to develop good audio-tactile interfaces for enhanced audio perception? Through the combination of methods from audio processing, psychoacoustics, and data modeling, we seek to understand of how listeners make sense of our blooming and buzzing acoustic reality.