Michael J. Epstein presents: “Psychoacoustical Secrets to Better Sound Recording” to the Greater Boston Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America – Nov 13, 2013 at Berklee

From: http://gbcasa.org/november-13-2013-meeting-notice/

November 13, 2013 – Psychoacoustical Secrets to Better Sound Recording

Psychoacoustical Secrets to Better Sound Recording

Featured Speaker:

Michael J. Epstein, Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with joint appointment in the Center for Communications and Digital Signal Processing (CDSP) at Northeastern University. He is the Director of the Auditory Modeling and Processing Laboratory (AMPLab), which seeks to bridge the understanding of loudness and perceptual processing with objective, non-invasive measures of underlying physiological processes. He has also been writing, recording, and performing music for over 20 years in bands including The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, The Motion Sick, and Neutral Uke Hotel.


Modern techniques for sound recording, processing, and mixing do not often enough take advantage of scientific knowledge in various areas of sound perception. This presentation will include an examination of the application of current research in sound localization, loudness, pitch, and masking to provide greater control of listeners’ perceptual experiences.
There will also be a discussion of applied psychoacoustical processing from a historical perspective as well as a look at some of the challenges associated with psychoacoustical applications in sound recordings intended for audiences in with diverse listening environments and playback hardware.
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
6:00 P.M. – Refreshments
6:30 P.M. – Presentation
Berklee College of Music
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston St.
Boston, MA
Street and garage parking are located around campus. For specific locations, please refer to
MBTA – 1 Bus to Massachusetts Ave at Boylston St
MBTA – Green Line to Hynes Convention Center
The meeting is free to GBC/ASA members. Members are encouraged to invite interested colleagues and friends of the chapter to attend. We request a suggested donation of $3 from non-members to help cover the cost of food.
GBC/ASA Membership Forms will be available during social hour for those who wish to become a member.