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Keynote - Dr Derry Fitzgerald

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Dr Derry FitzGerald is a Research Fellow at Cork Institute of Technology. Prior to this he was a Stokes Lecturer in Sound Source Separation algorithms at the Audio Research Group in DIT from 2008-2013. Previous to this he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Dept. of Electronic Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology, having previously completed a Ph.D. and an M.A. at Dublin Institute of Technology. He has also worked as a Chemical Engineer in the pharmaceutical industry for some years.

In the field of music and audio, he has worked as a sound engineer and has written scores for theatre. He has recently utilised his sound source separation technologies to create the first ever officially released stereo mixes of several songs for the Beach Boys, including 'Good Vibrations', 'Help me Rhonda' and 'I get around'.

His research interests are in the areas of sound source separation, tensor factorizations, automatic upmixing of music, and music information retrieval systems.

Keynote Talk: Sound Source Separation – Real World Applications

This talk will provide an overview of a number of sound source separation technologies, including factorisation based techniques, and median filtering based techniques for both vocal and percussion separation, as well as user assisted sound source separation. This will be done in the context of the real-world application of these technologies to the task of upmixing classic Beach Boys tracks such as Good Vibrations and I get around from mono to stereo for official release on reissues of a number of Beach Boys albums. It will also discuss some of the issues encountered when deploying sound source separation technologies in the real world.

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