Our academic staff are regularly developing new bits of software for various uses. Many of these packages are freely available to download. Enjoy!

 

OffLive    comingsoon

Developers: Dr Adam Hill + Dr Bruce Wiggins

Description: Adam and Bruce are working on what should be some very cool and useful software for live sound. Stay tuned!

WigWare

Developer: Dr Bruce Wiggins

Description: The WigWare suite of Ambisonic 3D audio plugins allows music producers to mix music in a future-proof format allowing for presentation over headphones or multiple speaker arrays (including ‘with-height’ 3D arrays). These plugins are free to use and have been featured in a number of commercial projects. Click here for instructions on using the plugins and for examples of the impact of this research, click here.

LowFAT

Developer: Dr Adam Hill

Description: Low-Frequency Acoustics Toolbox. This is a piece of acoustic modeling software that specializes in low-frequency simulation (using an FDTD approach). The toolbox allows for non-rectangular topologies and obstacles to be placed within a space. A large set of data analysis and auralization options are included. The software has been recently overhauled, so it is in beta release at the moment. Click here for the user’s guide.

FullFAT

Developer: Dr Adam Hill

Description: Full-Frequency Acoustics Toolbox. This is a piece of acoustic modeling software that is similar in functionality to LowFAT, but provides acoustic simulations for the full audible spectrum (using an image source approach). A large set of data analysis and auralization options are included. Click here for the user’s guide.

Virtual Bass Toolbox

Developer: Dr Adam Hill

Description: This toolbox allows users to apply virtual bass to a .wav file. The software has options for nonlinear device (time-domain) or phase vocoder (frequency domain) virtual bass synthesis, with an additional option to use a hybrid approach developed by Adam. [NOTE: This toolbox is currently being updated. Stay tuned for a new and improved version!]