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[Learning Series] Acoustic Engineering and Recording

March 15, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

ARiEAL Researcher, Dr. Daniel Pape, will be hosting the next Learning Series session on acoustic engineering and recording. Dr. Daniel Pape is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at McMaster University. His research focuses on experimental phonetics, the link between speech production and speech perception, and the relationship between phonetics and neurolinguistics. More specifically, his research examines the use and interplay of different acoustic cues for (1) speech production and perception and (2) articulatory and biomechanical constraints in speech perception. Dr. Pape received his Ph.D. from the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) in the area of Phonetics with the dissertation entitled “Microprosodic differences in a cross-linguistic vowel comparison of speech production and speech perception”. He then pursued his post-doctoral research at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) working on the link between speech production and speech perception. His post-doctoral research focus was on the cross-linguistic comparison of different acoustic and perceptual cues for the languages European Portuguese, Italian and German. During his post-doctoral training, Dr. Pape also had the opportunity to work at the Gipsa-labs in Grenoble (France) where he investigated the use of biomechanical and articulatory synthesis for speech perception purposes.

Presentation Description:
As a graduate student you are often tasked with recording your own acoustic/auditory stimuli for experiments, recording audio for field work or analyzing acoustic data. In order to be successful at these tasks, you would benefit from robust understanding of the underlying concepts of audio recording and acoustics. In this session, Dr. Pape will explain relevant concepts of (1) how to select an appropriate microphone for good recording quality, (2) the importance of identifying several sources of background noise and how to remove them, (3) how to build up a professional setup for mobile recordings, and (4) which signal parameters are relevant with regard to your recording projects. Furthermore, Dr. Pape will give an overview of the most important speech signal parameters that should be kept as constant as possible when using auditory stimuli for cognition experiments.  

Title: ARiEAL Learning Series - Acoustic Engineering and Recording 
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Pape

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Location: LRW 2001, McMaster University 

Registration is required for this event. Please RSVP at the ARiEAL Eventbrite Page by Thursday, March 7. Dr. Pape would be happy to include specific requests from graduate students concerning stimuli recording, (speech) signal properties and acoustic treatments for their research projects, please feel free to send the requests to prior to the RSVP deadline.