We are compelled to postpone in-person DAFx events until the COVID-19 pandemic is fully under control.
In 2020 we organised the first virtual DAFx ever: the eDAFx2020. Due to the persisting travel restrictions and uncertainties in the organisation of large events, in 2021 we hosted another virtual edition of DAFx: the DAFx20in21.
Although we do not believe that any virtual experience could replace in-person DAFx's, both online editions of DAFx20's Vienna were a great success and had the advantage of reaching a broader audience than usual.
During the eDAFx2020 about 3/4 of the accepted papers were virtually presented on a voluntary basis. All approved works in 2021 plus a few from 2020 were presented at DAFx20in21 in virtual form.
Three books of DAFx20's Vienna Proceedings are to be published. The first volume, which reflects the content of eDAFx2020, is available since September 2020. The second volume, which reflects the content of DAFx20in21, was published in September 2021 (see the Proceedings section of this website). A third volume is reserved for 2022.
A special issue on the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES) has been recently published (see JAES Special Issue on Advancements in Digital Audio Effects). It is a collection of extended versions of selected DAFx papers and beyond.
The Call for Papers of a further Special Issue of the JAES on New Trends in Audio Effects has already been announced (deadline January 20, 2022).
We thank all our generous sponsors, the authors for submitting excellent scientific work, the army of hundreds of reviewers for helping us select and improve the papers, as well as the keynote and tutorial speakers for holding their breath for extra years.
At eDAFx2020 we awarded the following prizes:
|ANTIDERIVATIVE ANTIALIASING IN NONLINEAR WAVE DIGITAL FILTERS
Davide Albertini, Alberto Bernardini and Augusto Sarti
|ENERGY-PRESERVING TIME-VARYING SCHROEDER ALLPASS FILTERS
Kurt James Werner
|PRACTICAL LINEAR AND EXPONENTIAL FREQUENCY MODULATION FOR DIGITAL MUSIC SYNTHESIS
At DAFx20in21 we awarded the following prizes:
|To the paper combo:
DYNAMIC GRIDS FOR FINITE-DIFFERENCE SCHEMES IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SIMULATIONS
A PHYSICAL MODEL OF THE TROMBONE USING DYNAMIC GRIDS FOR FINITE-DIFFERENCE SCHEMES
Silvin Willemsen, Stefan Bilbao, Michele Ducceschi and Stefania Serafin
|Ex aequo to the following two papers:
AIR ABSORPTION FILTERING METHOD BASED ON APPROXIMATE GREEN'S FUNCTION FOR STOKES' EQUATION
SIMULATING A HEXAPHONIC PICKUP USING PARALLEL COMB FILTERS FOR GUITAR DISTORTION
Sebastian Laguerre and Gary P. Scavone
|THE ROLE OF MODAL EXCITATION IN COLORLESS REVERBERATION
Janis Heldmann and Sebastian J. Schlecht
The Digital Audio Effects conferences are meeting points for scientists, engineers, musicians and artists who are developing and applying technology to audio in all its forms.
The conference title originated from a European Union's COST-G6 project and the first public event, the DAFx'98 Workshop, took place in Barcelona. There is now a long standing tradition of DAFx. Besides DAFx conference proceedings, two editions of the Digital Audio Effects (DAFx) book have been published.
In the time, the original title has been given a much broader meaning encompassing all kind of sound and music information processing. Perhaps, we can agree that an Audio Effect is just about anything that sounds!
Usually, DAFx conferences are a blend of oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers, keynote addresses, tutorials and demonstrations. Several social events are held for the attendants, including a concert and the traditional banquet.
We regret that we were not able to do exactly the same in the eDAFx2020 virtual edition and that we cannot fulfil our promise this year either. Nevertheless, we tried as much as we could to make DAFx20in21 into an enjoyable and interesting event.
This year too we would have liked to organise a participants' jamsession as part of the concert. More info for the coordination of this event will be given in due time within DAFx20in22. Some instruments can be borrowed but if you play a special one and/or a unique effect, it will be necessary to bring it along with you.
The quinquennial Vienna Talk on Music Acoustics, which was to happen at the same venue right after DAFx2020, has been postponed to September 2022. So this close encounter can happen next year when we hope to see you in Vienna for DAFx20in22.
The DAFx20's Vienna conferences are being organised by a team of people spanning several institutions in Vienna where active research on Sound and Music processing and Acoustics is performed. These are:
The DAFx20's Vienna conferences chair is Prof. Gianpaolo Evangelista (mdw), who already chaired the DAFx 2004 conference in Naples, Italy.