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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Van Wakstijn is open to PhD applications in the following areas: - Simulation of musical instruments, audio circuitry and audio processing systems - Design and development of sensor interfaces for virtual-acoustic instruments - Interactive sounding objects in VR/AR/MR environments - Study of musician-instrument interaction and participatory design strategies - Interactive Virtual-Acoustic Spaces


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Personal profile

Research Interests

My interests can be broadly grouped into three themes:

  • Numerical methods for the emulation of musical instruments and analog audio processors
  • Experimental characterisation of musical instruments under playing conditions
  • Room acoustics simulation and spatial audio


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Research Output

An Explorative String-Bridge-Plate Model With Tunable Parameters

Van Walstijn, M. & Mehes, S., 05 Sep 2017, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-17). Edinburgh, p. 291-298 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    32 Downloads (Pure)

    Off-Center Listening with Third-Order Ambisonics: Dependence of Perceived Source Direction on Signal Type

    Stitt, P., Bertet, S. & van Walstijn, M., 17 Mar 2017, In : Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. 65, 3, p. 188-197 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Energy conserving schemes for the simulation of musical instrument contact dynamics

    Chatziioannou, V. & Van Walstijn, M., 17 Mar 2015, In : Journal of Sound and Vibration. 339, p. 262-279 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 31 Citations (Scopus)
    293 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    303 Downloads (Pure)

    Binaural Reproduction of Finite Difference Simulations Using Spherical Array Processing

    Sheaffer, J., Van Walstijn, M., Rafaely, B. & Kowalczyk, K., Dec 2015, In : IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. 23, 12, p. 2125-2135 11 p., 7194789.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    275 Downloads (Pure)


    4th prize in best paper Awards at DAFx-16, Brno, 2016

    Van Walstijn, Maarten (Recipient), Bridges, Jamie (Recipient) & Sandor Mehes (Recipient), 05 Sep 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Poster Award at NIME 2017, Copenhagen, 2017

    Sandor Mehes (Recipient), Van Walstijn, Maarten (Recipient) & Stapleton, Paul (Recipient), 18 May 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Honorable mention for best paper at DAFX-15, Trondheim

    Ben Holmes (Recipient) & Van Walstijn, Maarten (Recipient), 30 Nov 2015

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    the AES Student Technical Paper Award at the AES convention held in Amsterdam in 2008

    Konrad Kowalczyk (Recipient) & Van Walstijn, Maarten (Recipient), 02 May 2008

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)



    Maarten Van Walstijn (Peer reviewer)

    2004 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Journal)

    Maarten Van Walstijn (Peer reviewer)

    1999 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Acta Acustica united with Acustica (Journal)

    Maarten Van Walstijn (Peer reviewer)

    2000 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Theoretical and experimental study of the role of the reed in clarinet playing

    Maarten Van Walstijn (Examiner)

    03 Jul 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination


    Maarten Van Walstijn (Participant)

    01 Mar 2018 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    Guitar Effects-Pedal Emulation and Identification

    Author: Holmes, B., May 2019

    Supervisor: Van Walstijn, M. (Supervisor) & Ferguson, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy