Sound Design Accelerator (So.D.A.)
While a research fellow at CIRMA/StudiUm in the Università degli Studi di Torino, Marinos Koutsomichalis has designed and implemented several software modules utilised in the Sound Design Accelerator (So.D.A.) project. These included FeUtil (batch audio feature extraction), SSG (sophisticated soundscape modelling and simulation) and SSC (automatic soundscape composition), and are discussed in great detail in a number of academic publications (see events bellow). So.D.A. achieves—with respect to the creation of ambiances—a twofold acceleration to sound design practice: on the selection of relevant sound elements to be composited and on their organisation. That is, employing a web interface, users may enter an arbitrary number of keywords and have a soundscape ambience recording (characterised by these keywords) automatically generated and retrieved upon request. So.D.A. has been envisaged as a tool to facilitate various tasks in a professional sound designer’s workflow. So.D.A. can be tried out in real-time here.