Category Archive: Research

Music and Evolution: from Grunts to Songs

Music and Evolution: from Grunts to Songs is an abstract narrative game. You begin as an ape 6 Billion years ago. Exploring an abstract space called the White Womb, you interact with other… Continue reading

Sequentris (Music Sequencer)

Sequentris is a musical sequencer game, inspired by Tetris. There are three sequencers you can generate, melody, bass, and beats. You can generate melodies and bass in any pitch on the piano. For… Continue reading


SoundBulb is a sound visualizer program that takes microphone input in realtime. The filament of the lightbulb represents the time-domain of the realtime signal, and the rings flying around the bulb represent the… Continue reading

The Evolutionary History of Music

Evolutionary History of Music Kunwoo Kim – Music and Evolution 05/10/2011   Human evolution has been relatively rapid since the first breakoff from the apes 6 million years ago. Preparation for crossing the… Continue reading

Acoustic Monitoring System and Methods – US2013066647

Pub. No.:  WO/2014/120300 International Application No.:  PCT/US2013/066647 Publication Date: 07.08.2014 International Filing Date:  24.10.2013 Applicants:  THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY [US/US] Inventors:  WEST, James E.; ELHILALI, Mounya; EMMANOUILIDOU, Dimitra; KIM, Kunwoo; LUCIA, Peter; EKANEM, Victor; LEE, Hyesang; Abstract: An electronic stethoscope includes… Continue reading

Design and Analysis of a Respiratory Sound Simulator for Testing Chest Auscultation Stethoscopes

Abstract There are many different kinds of auscultation transducers today such as mechanical and electronic stethoscopes, accelerometers, and microphones. However, testing these devices on human subjects is a difficult test since their lung… Continue reading

Visual Sound Detector for the Hearing Impaired

ABSTRACT This device aids deaf individuals who have difficulties in recognizing auditory alarms such as fire alarms, car honks, doorbells, and telephone calls. This portable device detects sound and re-alarms the user with… Continue reading

Musical Instrument Classification System Using Mel-Frequency Cepstral Coefficients

PROJECT GOAL In this project, I will design a musical instrument identification system. The goal is to identify musical instruments from individual notes. I am given a database of 8 different instruments, each… Continue reading

Speech Analysis and Synthesis Using Linear Predictive Coefficients

INTRODUCTION In this project, I will build an LPC Vocoder based on an all-pole model of speech production using MATLAB. This analyzes the speech signal and use the analyzed information to resynthesize the… Continue reading

Two Tube Vocal Tract Simulation

ABSTRACT In this paper, a human vocal tract is simulated by two cylindrical tubes to 1) obtain the first five formant frequencies at given lengths and areas of the tubes; 2) to estimate… Continue reading