I also direct the IDMI Arts
Communications and New Media Programme
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Block AS6 #03-07 (Need Directions?)
11 Computing Dr.
lonce.wyse (at) nus.edu.sg
lonce.wyse (at) zwhome.org
My BS is
in Math & Computer Science, and my Ph.D. is in Cognitive
Systems (Boston University, '94).
I think in sound. I directed the development of the FlexEffex and the ASound systems for building and interacting with real-time sound models. In 1999, Mindmaker Inc. acquired our FlexEffex technology, and a subsidiary was opened here in Singapore where I worked as the R&D director for two years. I rejoined the Institute for Infocomm Research in November, 2001 where I worked on applying techniques from the worlds of graphical models (NN's, HMM's etc.) to sound analysis and sound model construction. The ultimate objective is to take sound examples and automatically identify and/or construct sound models - a kind of specialized semantic analysis. Recently my focus has shifted to studying and teaching about the use of sound in the arts.
Neural Nets and Graphical Models,
Sound synthesis, techniques, control strategies, etc.,
view of the history of "Free Music"
Music that admits any and all sound for its material domain.
FlexFX sound modeling and realtime synthesis.
Coordinating Special Interest Groups and seminars on
straight-forward method to construct clean-sounding audio
spectrams in real-time:
(Long version:) Real-Time Signal Estimation From Modified Short-Time Fourier Transform Magnitude Spectra IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing
(Short version:) Real-Time Iterative Spectrum Inversion with Look-Ahead 2006 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Generative Sound Models Multimedia Modeling 2005. An overview of issues and applications for models that generate sound.
A Sound Modeling and Synthesis System Designed for Maximum Usability. International Computer Music Conference 2003.
Application of a Content-based Percussive Sound Synthesizer to Packet Loss Recovery in Music Streaming. (Lonce Wyse, Wang Ye, Zhu Xinglei, (2003) , ACM Multimedia)
Free Music and the Discipline of Sound. (Lonce Wyse, 2003. Organized Sound, 8:3, Cambridge University Press).
Description for Non-Speech, Non-Note-Music Audio. Slides from a talk at an MPEG-7 plenary meeting in Tokyo, 1998.
Toward Content-Based Audio Indexing and Retrieval and a New Speaker Discrimination Technique (Lonce Wyse and Stephen Smoliar, 1997) - A paper I wrote at KRDL with the venerable Stephen Smoliar on a technique for finding the boundaries between sections of audio, including between different speakers.
Arts and Sciences Fall 2003-present,
University Scholars Program.
Neural Net (Coded in Java, but if you need a C++
This is a feedforward net that can be run backwards or sideways (that is, run like a bidirectional "associative" net).
Zoo - Physics, dynamics, sound, all rolled into one
suite of cool
(don't forget to turn the sound on with the checkbox at the
top of the
SoundToys - A very nice collection of pointers to artists, web sounds, Flash works, and noises.
Luigi Russolo's Intonorumori - The year, 1910 - the action - the introduction of "noise" into music.
Jamifi - Design your own sounds and ringtones.