Publications

Thesis


Sweet [re]production: Developing sound spatialization tools for musical applications with emphasis on sweet spot and off-center perception. PhD thesis, McGill University, Schulich School of Music, Music Technology Area, Montreal, Canada, 2010.

Entwicklung eines drahtlosen, zeitvarianten Binauralsystems auf Ultraschallbasis (Development of a Wireless and Time-variant Binaural Rendering System Based on Ultrasonic Head Tracking), Diplomarbeit (equivalent to MA thesis), Graz University of Technology, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, Graz, Austria, 2005.

Journal publications


Bleidt, R. L., Sen, D., Niedermeier, A., Czelhan, B., Füg, S., Disch, S., Herre, J., Hilpert, J., Neuendorf, M., Fuchs, H., Issing, J., Murtaza, A., Kuntz, A., Kratschmer, M., Küch, F., Füg, R., Schubert, B., Dick, S., Fuchs, G., Schuh, F., Burdiel, E., Peters, N., and Kim, M. Y. Development of the MPEG-H TV audio system for ATSC 3.0, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, 63(1):202–236., 2017.

Peters N., Sen D., Kim M., Wuebbolt O., Weiss S. M.: Scene-based Audio Implemented with Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA), SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, Vol. 125(9), 2016.

Spors S., Peters N.,: Technology Trends in Audio Engineering – Spatial Audio, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES), Vol. 63(1/2), 2015.

Peters N., Braasch J., McAdams S.: Recording Techniques and Their Effect on Sound Quality at off-Center Listening Positions in 5.0 Surround Environments, Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association (JCAA), Vol.41(3), 2013.

Miyama C., Schacher J., Peters N.: SpatDIF Library – Implementing the Spatial Sound Descriptor Interchange Format, Journal of the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts, Vol. 5(3), 2013.

Colmenares J., Peters N., Eads G., Saxton I., Jacques I., Kubiatowicz J., and Wessel D.: A Multi-core Operating System with QoS Guarantees for Network Audio Applications, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES), Vol. 61(4), 2013.

Peters N., Lossius T., Schacher J.: The Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format – Principles, Specification, and Examples, Computer Music Journal (CMJ), Vol. 37(1), 2013.

Peters N., Braasch J., McAdams S.: Sound Spatialization Across Disciplines Using Virtual Microphone Control (ViMiC), Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies (JIMS), Vol. 5(2), 2011.

Peters N., Marentakis G., McAdams S.: Current technologies and compositional practices for spatialization: A qualitative and quantitative analysis, Computer Music Journal (CMJ), Vol. 35 (1), 2011. Currently 3rd  most downloaded article from MIT’s Computer Music Journal.

Braasch J., Peters N., Valente D.: A Loudspeaker-based Projection Technique for Spatial Music Applications using Virtual Microphone Control (ViMiC), Computer Music Journal (CMJ), Vol. 32(3), 2008.

Book chapters and revised proceedings


Colmenares J., Peters N., Eads G., Saxton I., Jacques I., Kubiatowicz J., and Wessel D.: A Multi-core Operating System with QoS Guarantees for Network Audio Applications, “The Berkeley Par Lab: Progress in the Parallel Computing Landscape,” Dennis Gannon and Michael Wrinn (Ed.), 2013.

Braasch J., Peters N., Van Nort D., Oliveros P., Chafe C.: A Spatial Auditory Display for Telematic Music Performances, International Workshop on the Principles and Applications of Spatial Hearing, IWPASH09, Sendai, Japan, 2009; Revised Selected Papers, World Scientific, 2010.

Marentakis G., Peters N., McAdams S.: Making Spatial Music Accessible: Investigating elementary spatial movements, Echoes – Newsletter of the Acoustical Society of America Vol.18 (2), 2008.

Conference proceedings


Shivappa S., Morrell M., Sen D., Peters N., and Salehin A. S. M.: Efficient, compelling and immersive VR audio experience using Scene Based Audio / Higher Order Ambisonics, AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Los Angeles, US, 2016.

Sen D., Peters N., Kim M., and Morrell M.: Efficient Compression and Transportation of Scene Based Audio for Television Broadcast, AES International Conference on Sound Field Control, Guildford, UK, 2016.

Peters N., Sen D., Kim M., Wuebbolt O., Weiss S. M.: Scene-based Audio Implemented with Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA), SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Hollywood, CA, 2015.

Schacher J., Peters N., Lossius T., Chikashi M.: Authoring Spatial Music with SpatDIF Version 0.4, Proc. of the Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Hamburg, Germany.

Elizalde B., Lei H., Friedland G., Peters N.: An i-Vector Based Approach for Audio Scene Detection, IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, New Paltz, NY, 2013.

Santos J. F., Peters N., Falk T. H.: Towards blind reverberation time estimation for non-speech signals, in Proc. of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), Montreal, 2013.

Peters N., Lei. H., Friedland G.: Name That Room: Room identification using acoustic features in a recording, in Proc. of the ACM Multimedia 2012, Nara, Japan, 2012. [poster]

Peters N., Choi J., Lei H.: Matching artificial reverb settings to unknown room recordings: a recommendation system for reverb plugins, 133rd AES Convention, San Francisco, 2012. [poster]

Peters N., Lossius T., Schacher J.: SpatDIF: Principles, Specification, and Examples, in Proc. of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012. [poster] Winner of Best Paper Award.

Peters N., Lossius T., Place T.: An Automated Testing Suite for Computer Music Environments, in Proc. of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012. [poster] Nominated for Best Paper.

Peters N., and Schmeder A. W.: Beamforming using a spherical microphone array based on legacy microphone characteristics., in Proc. of the International Conference on Spatial Audio (ICSA11), Detmold, Germany, 2011. [poster]

Colmenares J., Battenberg E., Peters N., Saxton I., Avizienis R., Kubiatowicz J., and Wessel D.: Real-time musical applications on an experimental operating system for multi-core processors. In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Huddersfield, UK, 2011.

Peters N. and Braasch J.: Compensation of undesired doppler artifacts in virtual microphone simulations, Tagungsband der Deutsche Jahrestagung für Akustik, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2011.

Place T., Lossius T., and Peters N.: A flexible and dynamic C++ framework and library for digital audio signal processing. In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New York, US, 2010.

Place T., Lossius T., and Peters N.: The Jamoma Audio Graph Layer. In Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx), Graz, Austria, 2010.

Peters N., Lossius T., Schacher J., Baltazar P., Bascou C., Place T.: A Stratified Approach for Sound Spatialization. In Proc. of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC), Porto, Portugal, 2009.

Peters N., Giordano B. L., Kim S., Braasch J., McAdams S.: Predicting perceived off-center sound degradation in surround loudspeaker setups for various multichannel microphone techniques, 125th AES Convention, Preprint 7580, San Francisco, US, 2008.

Peters N., Matthews T., Braasch J., McAdams S.: Spatial Sound Rendering in Max/MSP with ViMiC, In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2008.

Place T., Lossius T., Jensenius A.R., Peters N.: Flexible Control of Composite Parameters in Max/MSP, In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2008.

Peters N.: Proposing SpatDIF – The Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format. In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2008.

Kendall G. S., Peters N., Geier M.: Towards an interchange format for spatial audio scenes. In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2008.

Place T., Lossius T., Jensenius A.R., Peters N., Baltazar P.: Addressing Classes by Differentiating Values and Properties in OSC, In Proc. of the International Conference for New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Genua, Italy, 2008.

Marentakis G., Malloch J., Peters N., Marshall M.T., McAdams S., Wanderley M.M.: The Influence of the Performer’s Gesture on the Identification of Spatial Sound Trajectories in a Concert Hall, in Proc. of the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Paris, France, 2008.

Peters N., Ferguson S., McAdams S.: Towards a Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format (SpatDIF), in Canadian Acoustics, Vol. 35 (3), September 2007; presented at Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association, Montreal, Canada, 2007.

Peters N., McAdams S., Braasch J.: Evaluating Off-Center Sound Degradation in Surround Loudspeaker Setups for Various Multichannel Microphone Techniques, 123rd AES Convention, Preprint 7197, New York, US, 2007.

Braasch J., Peters N., Valente D.: Sharing Acoustic Spaces over Telepresence using Virtual Microphone Control, 123rd AES Convention, Preprint 7209, New York, US, 2007.

Peters N., Evans M., Britton E.: TrakHue – Intuitive Gestural Control of Live Electronics, In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.

Marentakis G., Peters N., McAdams S.: DJ SPAT: Spatialized Interactions For DJs, In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.

Marshall M., Peters N., Jensenius A.R., Boissinot J., Wanderley M.M., Braasch J.: On the Development of a System for Gesture Control of Spatialization, In Proc. of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New Orleans, US, 2006.

Conference abstracts


Lalor E., Mesgarani N., Rajaram S., O’Donovan A., Wright J., Choi I., Brumberg J., Ding N., Lee K. C., Peters N., Ramenahalli S., Pompe J., Shinn-Cunningham B., Slaney M., and Shamma S.: Decoding Auditory Attention (in Real Time) with EEG, 36th Annual MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, US, 2013. [poster]

Peters N., and McAdams S.: A Perceptual Analysis of Off-Center Sound Degradation in Surround-Sound Reproduction Based on Geometrical Properties, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 131(4); presented at the Acoustics 2012, Hong Kong, 2012. [slides]

Peters N., and Schmeder A. W.: Synthesizing classic recording microphones characteristics using a spherical microphone array., J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 130(4); presented at the 162th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, US, 2011. [slides]

Marentakis G., Peters N., McAdams S.: Auditory resolution in virtual environments: Effects of spatialization algorithm, off-center listener positioning and speaker configuration, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 123, 2008; presented at the Acoustics’08, Paris, France, 2008.

Marentakis G., Peters N., McAdams S.: Auditory resolution in auditory virtual environments, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 122(5) p. 3054, 2007; presented at the 154th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, New Orleans, US, 2007.

Peters N., Braasch J., McAdams S.: Determining the Area of the Sweet Spot in a Surround Loudspeaker Setup for Various Microphone Techniques, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 120(5), 2006; presented at the 152nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, US, 2006.

Miscellaneous


Peters N., Schacher J., Lossius T.: Specification of the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format (SpatDIF) V 0.3, 2010-2012.

Numerous MPEG meeting (WG11SC29) input documents on MPEG-H 3D Audio, 2013-2017.

Patents


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