New Across Acoustics Episode: Deep Faking Room Impulse Responses

It’s not always feasible to measure the sound field generated by an acoustic source; instead, scientists have to model to come up with a best guess for the missing pieces of the sound field. In this episode, we talk to Efren Fernandez-Grande and Xenofon Karakonstantis (Technical University of Denmark) about their new machine learning method to reconstruct sound fields.

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New Across Acoustics Episode – Conservation Bioacoustics: Listening to the Heartbeat of the Earth

Recent advances in technology have allowed scientists to gather larger quantities of acoustic data from locations more remote than ever before. As a result, the study of animal sounds can be used to inform species or habitat conservation and natural resource management practices in new and exciting ways. In this episode, we talk to Aaron Rice of Cornell University about how acoustics can be used to advance conservation efforts, as well as how folks outside of large research universities can take part in efforts to help save the planet with science.

New Across Acoustics Episode: What is an acoustic metamaterial?

Metamaterials have been a hot topic in the acoustics community since the late 1990s, but there’s no consensus among researchers as to what a metamaterial actually is or when they first came about. Christina Naify (University of Texas – Austin) took a deep dive into the literature about metamaterials and then posed the question to an audience of researchers in a session at the ASA conference in Chicago. In this episode, we talk to her about what came up during this discussion.