Research projects in CAML can be grouped roughly into the following categories:

  1. Physics-based modeling: for sound synthesis and/or computer-aided instrument evaluation and design;
  2. Measurements: for the analysis of instrument or player behaviour or extraction of model parameters;
  3. Perceptual experiments: to assess player discrimination or the importance of instrument features / qualities;
  4. Experiments with new materials in musical instruments.

Many of the projects described below involve combinations of several of the above categories. As well, many of these investigations have been conducted by multiple students and been ongoing for many years.

Past Projects