Industrial Collaborations & Projects

  • Research project with Légère Reeds, conducted by Connor Kemp, focusing on the testing of synthetic reeds, funded through an Engage grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2019).
  • Research project with Applied Acoustics, conducted by Esteban Maestre, focusing on the measurement and modeling of the piano soundboard, funded through Engage and Engage Plus grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2017/18).
  • Research internship by Quim Llimona with Google's Machine Perception group (2016).
  • Research discussions with D'Addario Woodwinds, including donation of reed cane samples, for the PhD research project of Connor Kemp, who is investigating the micro-structural properties of woodwind reeds (2015/18).
  • Yamaha graciously loaned 4 YAS-480 alto saxophones to CAML for an acoustic and perceptual study on tonehole pad “resonators” in 2013/14.
  • Two CAML students, Vincent Fréour and Shi Yong, participated in research internships with Yamaha Corporate Research and Development Centre CRDC, Japan in 2013/14.
  • Research project with Godin Guitars focusing on the design and development of a quality control system for guitars, funded through an Engage grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2013).

Current Academic Collaborations & Projects

  • Collaboration with Claudia Fritz, CNRS, Equipe Lutheries-Acoustique-Musique, Institut Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France on perceptual and acoustic aspects of string music instruments.
  • Collaboration with Luc Mongeau, Mechanical Engineering, McGill University on acoustic, vibrational, and fluid-flow properties of music instruments.
  • Collaboration with Esteban Maestre, Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain and Julius Smith and Jonathan Abel, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University on the design of violin coupling and body filters for sound synthesis models based on measurements.
  • Collaboration with Andrey da Silva, Assistant Professor, Vibration and Acoustics Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil on aeroacoustic modeling.

Previous Collaborations & Projects

  • Monochord project with Prof. Peter Schubert, Music Research, McGill University to development an educational web-app for musical intervals and tuning systems (programming by Quim Llimona).
  • Collaboration with Prof. James Woodhouse, Cambridge University, UK on the modeling of bowed-string musical instruments.
  • Collaboration with Stephen McAdams and Bruno Giordano on projects involving the perception of string instrument quality and the psychomechanics of aerodynamic sounds.
  • Collaboration with Maarten van Walstijn, Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast, N. Ireland, on fluid-flow interactions in a single-reed mouthpiece.
  • Collaboration with Jonathan Abel, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University on acoustic pulse relectometry measurement methods.
  • d_verse Project with Prof. pk langshaw (PI) (Hexagram, Concordia University).