Book chapters

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “Crowd-sourced learning of music production practices through large-scale perceptual evaluation of mixes,” Innovation In Music II (R. Hepworth-Sawyer, J. Hodgson, J. L. Paterson, and R. Toulson, eds.), Future Technology Press, 2016. [pdf | BibTeXAmazon | Google Books]

Journal papers

Brecht De ManKirk McNally and Joshua D. Reiss, “Perceptual Evaluation and Analysis of Reverberation in Multitrack Music Production,” Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 65 (1/2), pp. 108-116, January/February 2017. [pdfBibTeX]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “Analysis of peer reviews in music production,” Journal on the Art of Record Production, Vol. 10, July 2015. [html | pdf | BibTeX]

Zheng MaBrecht De ManPedro D. PestanaDawn A. A. Black and Joshua D. Reiss, “Intelligent dynamic range compression,” Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 63 (6), pp. 412-426, June 2015. [pdfBibTeX]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “A semantic approach to autonomous mixing”, Journal on the Art of Record Production, Vol. 8, December 2013. [html | pdf | BibTeX]

Conference papers

Peer-reviewed

Ryan StablesBrecht De ManSean EnderbyJoshua D. Reiss, György Fazekas and Thomas Wilmering, “Semantic description of timbral transformations in music production,” Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia, October 2016. [ACM Digital LibraryBibTeXwebsite]

Nicholas JillingsBrecht De ManDavid MoffatJoshua D. Reiss and Ryan Stables, “Subjective comparison of music production practices using the Web Audio Evaluation Tool,” 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, September 2016. [pdf | BibTeX | githubSoundSoftware]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “The Open Multitrack Testbed: Features, content and use cases,” 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, September 2016. [pdf | BibTeX | website]

Nicholas JillingsBrecht De ManDavid MoffatJoshua D. Reiss and Ryan Stables, “Web Audio Evaluation Tool: A framework for subjective assessment of audio,” 2nd Web Audio Conference, April 2016. [pdf | BibTeX | githubSoundSoftware]

Nicholas JillingsBrecht De ManDavid Moffat and Joshua D. Reiss, “Web Audio Evaluation Tool: A browser-based listening test environment,” 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, July 2015. [pdf | BibTeX | github | SoundSoftware]

Brecht De ManBrett LeonardRichard King and Joshua D. Reiss, “An analysis and evaluation of audio features for multitrack music mixtures,” 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2014), October 2014. [pdf | BibTeX | poster]

Ryan StablesSean EnderbyBrecht De ManGyörgy Fazekas and Joshua D. Reiss, “SAFE: A system for the extraction and retrieval of semantic audio descriptors,” 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2014), October 2014. [pdf | BibTeX | poster | website]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “Adaptive control of amplitude distortion effects,” 53rd Conference of the Audio Engineering Society, January 2014. [pdf | BibTeX | poster]

Extended abstract peer-reviewed

David M. RonanBrecht De ManHatice Gunes and Joshua D. Reiss, “The impact of subgrouping practices on the perception of multitrack mixes,” 139th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, October 2015. [pdf | BibTeX]

Brecht De ManMatthew BoerumBrett LeonardRichard KingGeorge Massenburg and Joshua D. Reiss, “Perceptual evaluation of music mixing practices,” 138th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, May 2015. [pdf | BibTeX]

Brecht De ManMariano Mora-McginityGyörgy Fazekas and Joshua D. Reiss, “The Open Multitrack Testbed,” 137th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, October 2014. [pdf | BibTeX | poster | website]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “APE: Audio Perceptual Evaluation toolbox for MATLAB,” 136th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, April 2014. [pdf | BibTeX | code]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “A knowledge-engineered autonomous mixing system,” 135th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, October 2013. [pdf | BibTeX | podcast]

Brecht De Man and Joshua D. Reiss, “A pairwise and multiple stimuli approach to perceptual evaluation of microphone types,” 134th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, May 2013. [pdf | BibTeX | video]

Patents

Michael J. TerrellStuart MansbridgeJoshua D. Reiss and Brecht De Man, “System and method for performing automatic audio production using semantic data,” US Patent App. 14-471,758, 5 March 2015. [Google Patents | USPTO | EPO]

Theses

Brecht De Man, “Towards a better understanding of mix engineering,” PhD dissertation, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, 2017.

Brecht De Man, “Active compensation for room-independent sound reproduction,” MSc dissertation, Department of Information Technology, University of Ghent, 2012. [pdf]


In the news

Music Technology: Do or Die?” on The Naked Scientists (BBC East of England, UK; BBC Radio 5 Live, UK; ABC Radio National, Australia; podcast), 8 December 2015.
My advisor Dr Josh Reiss talks about autonomous mixing systems developed at the Centre for Digital Music. The machine mix was generated by the system described in my AES135 paper

Training computers to understand the language of music” on BBC Science & Environment, 10 September 2014. 
So you want to be a music producer? Just switch on your laptop” in The Irish Times, 10 September 2014.
University launches new software training computers to understand language of musicians” on Phys.org, 11 September 2014.
The SAFE project teaches computers to understand your musical vocab” in Engadget, 9 December 2014.
Collaborator Dr Ryan Stables from Birmingham City University talks about our SAFE project, a collaboration between the Centre for Digital Music and BCU’s Digital Media Technology Lab. 

AES Educational Foundation Announces Awards for 2014,” Audio Engineering Society Press Release, 23 September 2014.
AES Educational Foundation Announces 2013 Awards,” Audio Engineering Society Press Release, 4 September 2013. 
Announcing the HARMAN scholarship I received - the first of its kind - and its renewal, to support my PhD. 

2014 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards
Honourable Mention in the Engineering Sciences category in honour and recognition of academic excellence, from 250+ UK-based PhD students. Visit to Antalya International University and Akdeniz University to present PhD research and participate in a panel on postgraduate studies in the UK.


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