Nuno Fonseca,


Prof. Nuno Fonseca will present 2 research projects for the audio industry of Hollywood: a text-to-sing solution for soundtrack composers, and an audio particle system for sound designers.

WordBuilder is a text-to-sing solution, integrated on “EASTWEST Symphonic Choirs” sound library, allowing the user to write the text, play the melody, and hear that text and melody being sung with a symphonic choir sound, being used by many composers around the world.

Particle Systems are a widely used tool in computer graphics, to create elements like fire, smoke or rain. But particle systems can also be used for audio applications, where each particle represents a sound source, allowing the simulation of epic battles with thousands of sounds at the same time. Currently, his software (Sound Particles) is under tests in all major Hollywood studios and was used on several movies including “Batman v Superman”.


Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (computer engineering/videogames) and invited professor at Lisbon School of Music (music technology).

Graduated in electrical and computer engineering (IST) with a Masters (UC) and PhD (FEUP) in computer engineering.

Author of the book “Introdução à Engenharia de Som” (introduction to sound engineering) and co-author of the book “Desenvolvimento em iOS” (iOS development).

Member of AES (Audio Engineering Society), SMPTE (Society for Motion Pictures and TV Engineers), CAS (Cinema Audio Society – associate member) and MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors – affiliate member), he is also a member of AES Technical Committee on Sound for Digital Cinema and TV.


Date: 2016-May-03     Time: 15:30:00     Room: IST, Anfiteatro Ea4

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