Music Technology - BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code:
Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years)
September 2017

Develop and establish yourself as a music technician through our accredited Music Technology degree. This course is aimed toward the technical music producer, skilfully training you in the use of technology to create, record and distribute music. We will challenge you, providing you with industry connections, live projects and a wide, in-depth knowledge of the field.

You’ll leave with a valuable blend of creative ability and practical skills in music production, alongside solid business awareness and a strong understanding of technology.

What's covered in the course?

Our BSc (Hons) Music Technology was set up in order to meet the growing demand for people within the music and audio industries who are able to use technology to assist in the creation, performance and distribution of music.

We will train you to become the next generation of musically-informed engineers, with a strong understanding of underlying technical principles in order to make informed decisions about appropriate technologies.

You will analyse and critically evaluate live musical events and sound recordings, as well as music technology products, systems, processes and designs.

We will challenge you, providing you with industry connections, live projects and a wide, in-depth knowledge of the field. You’ll leave with a valuable blend of creative ability and practical skills in music production, alongside solid business awareness and a strong understanding of technology.

Exploring a wealth of creative ideas and techniques, we will encourage you to think innovatively and respond to the needs of industry. Employability is a key factor incorporated within the course, and we are dedicated to providing you with the skills and knowledge to jump right into a creative role.

"It's a wonderful job - quite honestly something I never thought I would be doing at this stage - and I get to work with some fantastic people, see plenty of movies, binge on Pro Tools and meet celebrities!"Jason Rosehill, audio/visual producer for a film PR company

“The pool of lecturers is great at Birmingham City University and the knowledge from their previous industry experience is fantastic. The studios are great quality and with all new facilities it’s a great time to join.’’ Ben Parker, Promotions Executive at EMI Production Music

“The course gave me the opportunity to really hone my skills in recording live orchestras and more classical musicians than I would otherwise have had the opportunity to do.” Alastair Jamieson, owner / producer at Park Studios JQ, Birmingham.

Why Choose Us?

  • The course will prepare you for a range of technology-orientated career paths in the highly dynamic music technology environment. 
  • Our graduates have successfully entered the music and audio industry across a wide range of destinations, from production, sound design and audio through to technical development, acoustic consultancy and education. 
  • 91 per cent of our students agree that staff were good at explaining things (National Student Survey, 2016). 
  • The BSc (Hons) Music Technology degree holds a unique position in UK higher education, drawing on the dual strengths of a cutting-edge technology institution and a premier Conservatoire.
  • You will have the option to undertake a sandwich year, providing you with valuable work experience. 
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Where our students go

Our students have gone on to work with companies such as:

  • Focusrite
  • Audient
  • The Music Group
  • Universal
  • BBC

And in jobs such as:

  • Acoustic Design Manager

This course is accredited by:

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Entry Requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, the most popular of which are detailed below.

UK students

At the point of application, you must have GCSE at Grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics.Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.

You must have GCSE Music at grade C or above, Music Theory grade 5, or proficiency of performance on one instrument equivalent to ABRSM or RockSchool Grade 5.

120 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels

Typical Offers
UK Qualification Requirements 2016/17
GCE A Level/ AS Level BBB at A Level or 120 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels including at least one from a Science, Technology, Mathematics or Computing subject.
Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass overall with 60 credits, 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2, including with a minimum of 12 credits achieved from any Technology units awarded at Merit or Distinction
BTEC National Diploma (12-units not including early years) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 120 UCAS points
BTEC Extended Diploma (18-units not including early years) DDM grades. Computing/Engineering is preferred.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ National Award (6-units not including early years) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 120 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma 27 points from 3 Higher level subjects
Irish Leaving Certificate B2,B2,B3,B3,B3 Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects
Scottish Higher/ Advanced Higher BBC Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects
Welsh Baccalaureate (core plus options) 120 tariff points combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum total of 120 UCAS points
Other qualifications
If you have a qualification that is not listed in the table please refer to our full entry requirements on UCAS.

Further guidance on tariff points can be found on the UCAS website.
EU/International students
EU/Non-EU (International) Qualifications Requirements 2017/18
IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands
International Baccalaureate Diploma (or equivalent, including internationally accredited Foundation courses). 27 points from 3 Higher level subjects
Country-specific entry requirements and qualifications.


International students who cannot meet the direct entry requirements can begin their degree studies at Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC).

Additional Requirements

As part of the application process you will be invited to attend an applicant visit day where you will undertake a short one-to-one interview with an academic member of staff. This is your chance to show us how passionate you are about the subject and it will help us make a decision on your application.

This will provide you with more information about the Faculty and your course. In addition, it will give you a chance to meet and our staff and students to gain a better understanding of what it is like to be a student here.

The UCAS tariff is changing

If you're considering applying for this course to start in September 2017 onwards, it's important to know that the UCAS tariff system is changing.

UCAS tariff points – the points system most universities use to compare different qualifications – will be introducing a new system on how points are calculated.

More about the new tariff

From A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
BSc (Hons) Sep 2017 FT 3 years £9,250 per year Apply via UCAS
SW 4 years £9,250 per year Apply via UCAS

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
BSc (Hons) Sep 2017 FT 3 years £12,000 per year Apply via UCAS

The University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Guidance for UK/EU students


UK and EU students applying for most undergraduate degree courses in the UK will need to apply through UCAS.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK organisation responsible for managing applications to university and college.

Applying through UCAS
 Register with UCAS
 Login to UCAS
 Complete your details
 Select your course
 Write a personal statement
 Get a reference
 Pay your application fee
 Send UCAS your application

Non-EU (International) students

There are three ways to apply:

1) Direct to the University

You will need to complete our International Application Form and submit it together with scan copies of your original academic transcripts and certificates.

2) Through a country representative

Our in-country representatives can help you make your application and apply for a visa. They can also offer advice on travel, living in the UK and studying abroad.

3) Through UCAS

If you are applying for an undergraduate degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND), you can apply through the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You can request a printed form from your school or nearest British Council office. You will be charged for applying through UCAS. Birmingham City University’s UCAS code is B25 BCITY.

Additional costs

There are no compulsory additional costs or charges associated with studying on this course. While you may choose to purchase personal copies of text books, all our key text books are available from our library or online (subject to normal library loan and online access arrangements). If your course includes a residential study session, the accommodation costs for this are already included in your course fee.

Based on the past experience of our students, you might find it helpful to set aside about £50 for each year of your studies for stationery and study materials. All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

Your personal statement

Your personal statement is a highly important part of your application. It gives you a crucial opportunity to say why you’re applying and why the institution should accept you.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Course choice

Why does this course appeal? What areas are of particular interest?

Career plans

If you have a specific career in mind, say how your chosen course will help you pursue this goal.

Work experience

Mention any work that is relevant to your subject, highlighting the skills and experience gained.

School or college experience

Highlight skills gained at school/college, eg summer schools or mentoring activities.

Non-accredited skills or achievement

eg Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Enterprise scheme.

You should also mention your future plans – if you’re planning to take a year out, don't forget to give your reasons. Talk about any subjects you’re studying that don’t have a formal assessment and any sponsorships or placements you’ve applied for. And don't be scared to add in details about your social, sports or leisure interests.

Get more information on writing personal statements.

This course is not available part-time

Got any questions?

Search our Frequently Asked Questions for a range of information about our courses and studying here.

Loans and Grants

Financial Support

We offer further information on possible undergraduate financial support. This includes the type of loans, grants and scholarships available both from the government and from Birmingham City University.

Year one

Acoustic Fundamentals
20 credits
Sound Recording
20 credits
Digital Audio Fundamentals
20 credits
Sequencing and Synthesis
20 credits
Music Studies
20 credits
Audio Electronics
20 credits

Year two

Sampling, Editing and Production
20 credits
Music and Critical Studies
20 credits
Music and Audio Industries
20 credits
Acoustic Applications
20 credits
Recording, Production and Delivery
20 credits
Digital Signal Processing
20 credits

Year three

Multi-Channel Sound Production
20 credits
New interfaces for Musical Expression
20 credits
Production and Mastering
20 credits
Digital Audio Effects
20 credits
CEBE Undergraduate Project
40 credits

Course Structure

The course combines practical, hands-on training with theoretical and academic understanding, giving you a holistic conception of music technology. The course caters for students who are looking to broaden their career prospects across a range of music technology-related industries. 

This course is accredited by the following organisations:

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - full IEng

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, ensuring it remains fresh and relevant, as well as boasting the best industry contacts.

Study and work abroad

If you are interested in undertaking part of your studies abroad, the Erasmus scheme may be of interest to you. It allows higher education students to study for part of their degree in another European country.

It is open to undergraduates in their second year (or above) and offers a unique opportunity to enhance your CV and experience new cultures. If you study with us you will have access to an Erasmus co-ordinator, who can provide information about which institutions we have links with.

Find out more

Further Study

The University has a range of either taught (MSc) or research (MPhil and PhD) postgraduate programmes. Details can be found on the postgraduate section of the website.

Enhancing Employability

Your experience at Birmingham City University will ensure you’ll graduate as a creative problem solver, with significant experience of professional industry-standard hardware, software and systems. You will leave with a global outlook, well-primed to engage with the technical and aesthetic issues that will challenge the music and audio industries in the globalised and technologically mediated world ahead.

The Module Industrial Mentors scheme supports the enhancement of graduate employability through on-going engagement with industry specialists throughout the course. This initiative is based on facilitating interactions between students and individuals working across the music technology and audio sector via module-based forums. This innovative approach allows you to explore specific subject areas with experienced professionals working in the field.

In this video, students and graduates as well as the course director Roy Priest describe how this course will help you to get a job with a reputable company after you graduate.

Graduate Profiles

Jason Rosehill

Jason Rosehill

Course : BSc (Hons) Music Technology
Audio/Visual Producer for a film PR company
"It's a wonderful job - quite honestly something I never thought I would be doing at this stage - and I get to work with some fantastic people, see plenty of movies, binge on Pro Tools and meet celebrities!"


The Music Technology course offers you the chance to take a ‘sandwich’ year, in which you can undertake an industrial placement. This industrial placement year will help you to build relationships with employers and further your industry knowledge. This takes place after the second year of study and extends the course duration to four years.

There are a wide range of potential placements that you may pursue such as working in recording studios, record companies, in professional audio and theatres. There are also various opportunities to pick up valuable work experience in areas such as live sound.

As well as providing relevant workplace experience that is sought by many employers, a placement provides an invaluable opportunity for you to develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path. Our placements team will support you throughout the placements process; in the past students have undertaken placements at reputable companies such as Dolby UK, Focusrite and the Music Group.

Full details can be found on the School placements page.

Here is a short video showing the kind of work placement experience you could enjoy as part of your Music Technology degree:


OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.


BCU Graduate+

Through our courses we give you the skills and experience needed to get a head start when applying for jobs. But we offer something extra too – Graduate+.

Our unique programme gives you the chance to develop valuable skills outside of the more formal classroom learning. We award points for Graduate+ activities (including firewalking!) and these can be put towards a final Graduate+ award.

More about Graduate+

Graduate jobs

Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Music Technology programme have successfully entered the music and audio industry across a wide range of destinations, from production, sound design and audio post, through to technical development, acoustic consultancy and education. Some have progressed to postgraduate study, doctoral and post-doctoral research and academic careers.

Typical roles undertaken by our graduates include assistant studio engineer, DSP engineer, music technician, junior audio designer, audio dubbing engineer and many more.

We are extremely proud of our graduates, who are now employed in companies such as More Radio Ltd and Soundcloud, taking on exciting roles such as systems producer and community manager. Other graduates from the school have gone onto work for companies including Universal Music, EMI Music and Dolby UK.

Student stories Ben Parker

After attending an open day and undertaking a tour of the campus, Ben Parker decided to apply to study BSc (Hons) Music Technology at Birmingham City University. He now works in London as a Junior Promotions Executive at EMI Production Music, a subdivision of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

International Students

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Studying in the UK is better

Overseas students studying in the UK are happier and have a better learning experience compared to those studying in other countries.

The International Undergraduate Students: The UK's Competitive Advantage report asked 365,754 international students studying outside their home country to give their feedback on what it's like to study in this country. And the UK scored top in every aspect.

So if you're looking at studying with us, you'll be making a good choice.

Overall measures: ranked positions
Undergraduate 2014 2014 2014 2013 2014
Recommendation 1 4 3 5 2
Overall satisfaction 1 4 3 5 2
Arrival overall 1 2 4 5 3
Learning overall 1 4 3 5 2
Living overall 1 2 5 3 4
Support overall 1 4 5 3 2

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.


BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

Rishabh Agarwal is now a Sound Engineer at Famous Studios in Mumbai. He tells us how his course has helped him succeed in his career.

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

Here at Birmingham City University, the School of Computing and Digital Technology is equipped with a multitude of professional, dedicated equipment. With world-class facilities including: two film and television studios, four multi-track recording studios, post-production facilities, and several hundred multimedia stations.

We have cutting edge facilities available to support the course and research that goes on in the School, including the purpose-built Media Centre at The Parkside Building, DMT Lab and Cisco Academy at Millennium Point and Recording studios and concert halls at Birmingham Conservatoire. We also have several PC and Apple Mac computing suites with the latest industry standard applications and tools for audio, video and multimedia application development and content creation.

As a student of the School of Computing and Digital Technology you will be able to take advantage of a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art technology and equipment to prepare you for working within industry. Our four fully digital, interconnected TV studios can be used within a variety of contexts, including audio-recording. Alongside this with have several broadcast-standard edit and dubbing suites.

As the programme is taught in partnership with the Birmingham Conservatoire you will have access to a wide-range of musical facilities including six studios, a Recital Hall and the 520-seat auditorium Adrian Boult Hall. We have a range of studios, mix rooms, recording spaces and a vast range of recording equipment ready for you to use.

Film and television

You will have access to four fully digital, interconnected TV studios, along with broadcast-standard edit and dubbing suites.


An Apple Mac sound lab, electronics and fully equipped multimedia labs are all part of the technology and multimedia experience on offer.

Birmingham Conservatoire

Facilities and partner venues at the Conservatoire including six studios, a Recital Hall and the 520-seat auditorium Adrian Boult Hall.

Sound and music

Discover the full range of studios, mix rooms, recording spaces and a vast range of recording equipment.

Simon Hall

Head of Music Technology

Simon's musical interests are wide-ranging, which is reflected in his variety of work. He is an active composer, producer, recording engineer and bass trombone player as well as educator.

He has worked across a range of genres in a range of capacities, with artists as diverse as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Louis Andriessen and Heiner Goebbels to Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow and Jamelia; and organisations ranging from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the BBC Big Band, to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre.

Roy Priest

Programme Leader, Sound Technology & Director of Recruitment, School of Digital Media Technology

Roy is Director of Recruitment for the School of Digital Media Technology, Programme Leader for Sound Technology and currently runs two courses; BSc Music Technology and BSc Sound Engineering & Production.

Prior to working in higher education, Roy was involved in various aspects of the music industry, as a professional musician and also working in artist management and legal and business affairs.

Islah Ali-MacLachlan

Senior Lecturer

With a background working as a product designer in the hi-fi industry and as a working musician over many years, Izzy specialises in the areas of live sound and acoustics. He is an in-demand live engineer and production manager, working with a number of festivals and events each year. He was instrumental in setting up the student-led Live Sound Society and firmly believes in students becoming more employable by gaining practical skills alongside their degree. Izzy’s research work is in the area of musical acoustics and he is developing tools to analyse differences in musicians’ playing styles. He is also Education Director for Shrewsbury Folk Festival, one of the top 5 events of its type in the UK, and regularly teaches folk instruments at other festivals.  

Robert Mclaughlin


Robert is a lecturer whose emphasis is on student engagement with industry and external partnership development. He is a Prince2 Practitioner whose area of teaching is industry contextualisation, business, marketing and the work environment. 

He writes for media focused, genre and technology websites and a semi-regular basis as a freelance copywriter specifically about new media and technology and has been used to providing commentary on media industry by journalists and local and national radio (Free Radio and Radio 1). 

His work has led to student opportunities for mentoring and industry guidance from external clients such as Sky Academy, Spotify, YouTube and ITV. 

He has worked on multiple industry focused projects which have included documentaries for Canadian Broadcasters, student competition judged by Hollywood directors and student driven multi-media projects curated from the creators of 2000AD. 

He is also the project coordinator for Creative Networks a monthly event that is designed to increase student engagement within their subject matter and to learn from external partners and practitioners. He also runs the BCU-Comic Lab and co-hosts the weekly DMT Podcast show. 

Yonghao Wang

Senior Lecturer

Currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology, Yonghao provides research and consultancy for Digital Music Processing, among others. Prior to this, he has worked with the University as a senior technologist and academic advisor, as well as working for Fujitsu Telecommunication Europe and Najing YiYuan Technology in China.

Yonghao currently teaches DSP and audio networking and is involved in research into high performance digital filters for audio ADC/DAC and Future Network for digital media.

Dr Ian Williams

Associate Professor

Ian is an Associate Professor in the Centre of Digital Media Technology (DMT) and the subject lead for image and video technology in the DMT Lab. He is an expert in image analysis, Mixed and Augmented Reality (MR/AR), image texture analysis, 3D image processing and user interaction.

Ian delivers internationally recognised research by leading the Image and Mixed Reality group within the DMT Lab, and as subject lead, directs the module content for the level 4 module on Digital Audio Technology, the level 6 module on Digital Image Processing, the level 7 module on Research methods and the MSc Digital Broadcast Technology Projects. Supplementary to this academic delivery, Ian supervises PhD research in many fields of digital media technology and at present he is Director of Studies for four PhD students, all researching in areas of mixed reality, multidimensional image processing and interactive systems.

Ian joined the University in 2008, following a career as a communications engineer for the UK railway network and after successfully completing his PhD in Medical Image Processing.

Ian currently acts on the scientific and technical committee for the IEEE international symposium on Mixed and Augmented reality and is a reviewer for several international conferences and journals including, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, International Journal of Optics, IET Journal of Image Processing and Elsevier Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding.

UK prospective students:

UK enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5595

EU / International prospective students:

International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

Already applied?

Email the applications team

+44 (0)121 331 6295

Jason Hockman

Lecturer in Audio Engineering

School of Computing and Digital Technology

Jason Hockman joined Birmingham City University in 2015 as a Lecturer in audio processing with a specialisation in music informatics. He is an electronic music producer and record label owner that has studied the origins of the technology and culture that inspired him to become involved in the music he creates. Jason holds a BA in Sociology (Cornell University 2000), a Masters of Music (New York University 2007), and a PhD in Music Research (McGill University 2014).

Jason now conducts research in the fields of music information retrieval and computational musicology of electronic music, where he focuses on automated meter and rhythm description, as well as content-aware audio effects. As an electronic musician, Jason has had several critically-acclaimed releases on a variety of established international record labels including his own Detuned Transmissions imprint.

Current Activity
  • Research
  • Teaching
Areas of Expertise
  •  Music informatics
  •  Electronic music creation/production/distribution
  • Audio effects
  • PhD Music Research
  • Master.Mus, BA Sociology
  • DIG4102
  • DIG6041
  • DIG6042
  • Electronic music analysis
  • Rhythm and metre detection
  • Southall, C., R. Stables and J. Hockman. 2016. Automatic drum transcription using bi-directional recurrent neural networks. In Proceedings of the International Society of Music Information Retrieval Conference, New York, USA. 591–7.
  • Ali-MacLachlan, I., M. Tomczak and J. Hockman. 2016. Note, cut and strike detection for traditional Irish flute recordings. 2016. In Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis, Dublin, Ireland. 30–5.
  • Stasis, S., R. Stables and J. Hockman. 2016. Semantically controlled adaptive equalization in reduced dimensionality parameter space. Applied Sciences 6(4): 116–34.
  • Stasis, S., R. Stables and J. Hockman. 2015. A model for adaptive reduced-dimensionality equalisation. 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Trondheim, Norway (Best paper, 2nd prize).
  • Hockman, J.A. and M.E.P. Davies. 2015. Computational Strategies for Breakbeat Classification and Resequencing in Hardcore, Jungle and Drum & Bass. 18th International International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-15), Trondheim, Norway.
  • Hockman, J.A. 2014. An ethnographic and technological study of breakbeats in Hardcore, Jungle, and Drum & Bass. Ph.D Dissertation, McGill University. [pdf]
  • Devaney, J., J.A. Hockman, J. Wild, and I. Fujinaga. 2013. Diatonic semitone tuning in two-part singing. In Proceedings of the 2013 Society of Music Perception and Cognition Conference.
  • Weigl, D., D. Sears, J.A. Hockman, S. McAdams, and C. Guastavino. 2013. Investigating the effects of beat salience on beat synchronization judgments during music listening. In Proceedings of the 2013 Society of Music Perception and Cognition Conference.
  • Hockman, J.A., M.E.P. Davies, and I. Fujinaga. 2012. One in the jungle: Downbeat detection in hardcore, jungle, and drum and bass. in Proceedings of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference. 169–74.[pdf]
  • Hockman, J.A., D.M. Weigl, C. Guastavino, and I. Fujinaga. 2011. Discrimination between phonograph playback systems. in Proceedings of the 131st Convention of the Audio Engineering Society. [read]
  • Hockman, J.A. and I. Fujinaga. 2010. Fast vs slow: Learning tempo octaves from user data. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. 231-6.[pdf]
  • McKay, C., J.A. Burgoyne, J.A. Hockman, J. Smith, G. Vigliensoni and I. Fujinaga. 2010. Evaluating the performance of lyrical features relative to and in combination with audio, symbolic and cultural features. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. 213-8.[pdf]
  • Li, Z., Q. Xiang, J.A. Hockman, J. Yang, Y. Yi, I. Fujinaga, Y. Wang. 2010. A music search engine for therapeutic gait training. in Proceedings of ACM Multimedia '10.[pdf]
  • Hockman, J., M.M. Wanderley, and I. Fujinaga. 2009. Phase vocoder manipulation by runner’s pace. in Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression. 90-3.[pdf]
  • Hockman, J., M.E.P. Davies, J.P. Bello, and M. Plumbley. 2008. Automated rhythmic transformation of musical audio. in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects. 177–80.[pdf]
  • Pugin, L., J. Hockman, J.A. Burgoyne, and I. Fujinaga. 2008. Gamera versus Aruspix: two optical music recognition approaches. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval. 419–25.[pdf]
  • Hockman, J. 2007. Automatic timbre mutation of drum loops. Masters diss, Music Technology, New York University.[pdf]
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