List of Publications

Journal Papers

Jussi Rämö, Vesa Välimäki, and Balázs Bank. "High-Precision Parallel Graphic Equalizer," IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 22, No. 12, pp. 1894-1904, December 2014. (Available online at IEEEXplore) Abstract and matlab codes

Balázs Bank, "Magnitude Priority Filter Design," The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 62, Iss. 7/8, pp. 485-492, July 2014. (Note: this is an updated journal paper version of my AES132 conference paper with the same title, see below.)

Balázs Bank, "Audio Equalization with Fixed-Pole Parallel Filters: An Efficient Alternative to Complex Smoothing," The Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 61, Iss. 1/2, pp. 39-49, January 2013. (Note: this is an updated journal paper version of my AES128 conference paper with the same title, see below.)

Federico Avanzini, Ricardo Marogna, and Balázs Bank, "Efficient Synthesis of Tension Modulation in Strings and Membranes Based on Energy Estimation," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 131, no. 1, pp. 897-906, Jan. 2012. at the publisher

Balázs Bank and Germán Ramos, "Improved Pole Positioning for Parallel Filters Based on Spectral Smoothing and Multiband Warping," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 299-302, Mar. 2011. Matlab code

Balázs Bank, "Logarithmic Frequency Scale Parallel Filter Design with Complex and Magnitude-Only Specifications," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 138-141, Feb. 2011. Matlab code

Balázs Bank and Heidi-Maria Lehtonen, "Perception of Longitudinal Components in Piano String Vibrations," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, vol. 128, Iss. 3, pp. EL117-EL123, Sept. 2010.

Balázs Bank, Stefano Zambon, and Federico Fontana "A Modal-Based Real-Time Piano Synthesizer,'' IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Special Issue on Virtual Analog Audio Effects and Musical Instruments, vol. 18, iss. 4, pp. 809-821, May 2010. Abstract and sound examples

Balázs Bank, "Perceptually Motivated Audio Equalization Using Fixed-Pole Parallel Second-Order Filters,'' IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 15, pp. 477-480, 2008. Abstract and Matlab code

Jyri Pakarinen, Henri Penttinen, and Balázs Bank, "Analysis of handling noises on wound strings,'' The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters, vol. 122, no. 6, pp. EL197-EL202, Dec. 2007. Abstract and sound examples

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "Generation of longitudinal vibrations in piano strings: From physics to sound synthesis,'' The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 117, no. 4, pp. 2268-2278, Apr. 2005. Abstract and sound examples

Balázs Bank, János Márkus, Attila Nagy, and László Sujbert, "Signal- and physics-based sound synthesis of musical instruments,'' Periodica Polytechnica, Ser. Electrical Engineering, vol. 47, no. 3-4, pp. 269-295, 2003.

Balázs Bank, Federico Avanzini, Gianpaolo Borin, Giovanni De Poli, Federico Fontana, and Davide Rocchesso, "Physically Informed Signal-Processing Methods for Piano Sound Synthesis: a Research Overview," EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Digital Audio for Multimeda Communications, vol. 2003, No. 10, pp. 941-952, Sep. 2003.

Balázs Bank and Vesa Välimäki, "Robust Loss Filter Design for Digital Waveguide Synthesis of String Tones," IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 18-20, Jan. 2003.

International Conferences

Jose A. Belloch, Balázs Bank, Lauri Savioja, Alberto Gonzalez, and Vesa Välimäki, "Multi-Channel IIR Filtering of Audio Signals Using a GPU", IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 6692-6696, Florence, Italy, May 2014.

Balázs Bank and Julius O. Smith, III, "A delayed parallel filter structure with an FIR part having improved numerical properties", 136th AES Convention, Preprint No. 9084, Berlin, April 2014.

Stefania Cecchi, Laura Romoli, Francesco Piazza, Balázs Bank, and Alberto Carini, "A novel approach for prototype extraction in a multipoint equalization procedure", 136th AES Convention, Preprint No. 9048, Berlin, April 2014.

Laura Romoli, Stefania Cecchi, Balázs Bank, Michele Gasparini, and Francesco Piazza, "Application of common-pole parallel filters to nonlinear models based on orthogonal functions", 136th AES Convention, Preprint No. 9068, Berlin, April 2014.

Germán Ramos and Balázs Bank, "Low computational cost equalization and modeling of audio systems," Proceedings of the TecniAcustica 2013, pp. 1151-1158, Valladolid, Spain, October 2013.

Balázs Bank, "Loudspeaker and room response equalization using parallel filters: comparison of pole positioning strategies," Proceedings of the 51st AES Conference, Helsinki, Finland, August 2013.

Dániel Ambrits and Balázs Bank, "Improved polynomial transition regions algorithm for alias-suppressed signal synthesis," Proceedings of the 10th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC2013), pp. 561-568, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2013.

Balázs Bank, "Combined quasi-anechoic and in-room equalization of loudspeaker responses,"134nd AES Convention, Preprint No. 8826, Rome, Italy, May 2013.

Stefano Zambon, Leonardo Gabrielli, and Balázs Bank, "Expressive Physical Modeling of Keyboard Instruments: From Theory to Implementation,"134nd AES Convention, eBrief No. 102, Rome, Italy, May 2013.

Franz Zotter and Balázs Bank, "Geometric error estimation and compensation in compact spherical loudspeaker array calibration,"Proceedings of the International Instrumentation and Measurement Conference (IMTC2012), pp. 2710-2715, Graz, Austria, May 2012.

Balázs Bank, "Magnitude-priority filter design for audio applications,"132nd AES Convention, Preprint No. 8591, Budapest, Hungary, April 2012. (Note that a journal version of the paper has been published in the JAES 2014 June issue.)

Balázs Bank, "Full room equalization at low frequencies with asymmetric loudspeaker arrangements,"132nd AES Convention, Preprint No. 8593, Budapest, Hungary, April 2012.

Federico Fontana, Marco Civolani, Stefano Papetti, Valentina del Bello, and Balázs Bank, "An exploration on the influence of vibrotactile cues during digital piano playing,"Proceedings of 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC2011), , pp. 273-278, Padua, Italy, July 2011.

Balázs Bank, "Warped IIR filter design with custom warping profiles and its application to room equalization,"130th AES Convention, Preprint No. 8415, London, UK, May 2011.

Balázs Bank, "Computationally efficient nonlinear Chebyshev models using fixed-pole parallel filters with the application to loudspeaker modeling,"130th AES Convention, Preprint No. 8426, London, UK, May 2011.

Balázs Bank and Matti Karjalainen, "Passive Admittance Matrix Modeling for Guitar Synthesis," Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-10), pp. 3-7, Graz, Austria, Sept. 2010. Abstract and sound examples

Riccardo Marrogna, Federico Avanzini, and Balázs Bank, "Energy Based Synthesis of Tension Modulation in Membranes," Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-10), pp. 102-108, Graz, Austria, Sept. 2010.

Balázs Bank, "Audio Equalization with Fixed-Pole Parallel Filters: An Efficient Alternative to Complex Smoothing," 128th AES Convention, Preprint No. 7965, London, UK, May 2010. (Note that a journal version of the paper has been published in the JAES 2013 January/February issue.)

Balázs Bank, "Energy-based Synthesis of Tension Modulation in Strings," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-09), Paper ID: 76, Como, Italy, Sept. 2009. Abstract and sound examples

Stefano Zambon, Heidi-Maria Lehtonen, and Balázs Bank, "Simulation of Piano Sustain Pedal Effect by Parallel Second-Order Filters," Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-08), pp. 199-204, Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 2008. Abstract and sound examples

David Yeh, Balázs Bank, and Matti Karjalainen, "Nonlinear Modeling of a Guitar Loudspeaker Cabinet," Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-08), pp. 89-96, Helsinki, Finland, Sept. 2008. Abstract and sound examples

Balázs Bank and Matti Karjalainen, "Passive Admittance Synthesis for Sound Synthesis Applications," Proceedings of the Acoustics'08 Paris International Conference, paper id: ACOUSTICS2008/254, Paris, France, June 2008.

Balázs Bank, "Direct Design of Parallel Second-Order Filters for Instrument Body Modeling", Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC07), vol. I., pp. 458-465, Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 2007. Abstract, Matlab code and sound examples

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "Efficient Modeling Strategies for the Geometric Nonlinearities of Musical Instrument Strings," Proceedings of the Forum Acusticum, Budapest, Hungary, Aug. 2005. Abstract and sound examples

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "A Piano Model Including Longitudinal String Vibrations," Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-04), pp. 89-94, Naples, Italy, Oct. 2004. Abstract and sound examples

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "Modeling the Longitudinal Vibration of Piano Strings," Proceedings of the Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference (SMAC03), pp. 143-146, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 2003.

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "On the Nonlinear Commuted Synthesis of the Piano," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-02), pp. 175-180, Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 2002.

Lutz Trautmann, Balázs Bank, Vesa Välimäki, and Rudolf Rabenstein, "Combining Digital Waveguide and Functional Transformation Methods for Physical Modeling of Musical Instruments," Proceedings of the AES 22nd International Conference on Virtual, Synthetic and Entertainment Audio, pp. 307-316, Espoo, Finland, June 2002.

Balázs Bank, Giovanni De Poli, and László Sujbert, "A Multi-Rate Approach to Instrument Body Modeling for Real-Time Sound Synthesis Applications," 112th AES Convention, Preprint No. 5526, Munich, Germany, May 2002.

Balázs Bank, "Accurate and Efficient Method for Modeling Beating and Two-Stage Decay in String Instrument Synthesis," Proceedings of the MOSART Workshop on Current Research Directions in Computer Music, pp. 134-137, Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 2001.

Federico Avanzini, Balázs Bank, Gianpaolo Borin, Giovanni De Poli, Federico Fontana, and Davide Rocchesso, "Musical Instrument Modeling: The Case of the Piano," Proceedings of the MOSART Workshop on Current Research Directions in Computer Music, pp. 124-133, Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 2001.

Tamás Bakó, Balázs Bank, and Tamás Dabóczi, "Restoration of Nonlinearly Distorted Audio with the Application to Old Motion Pictures," Proceedings of the AES 20th International Conference on Archiving, Restoration and New Methods of Recording, pp. 191-198, Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 2001.

Balázs Bank, "Nonlinear Interaction in the Digital Waveguide with the Application to Piano Sound Synthesis," Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC00), pp. 54-58, Berlin, Germany, Sept. 2000.

Balázs Bank, Vesa Välimäki, László Sujbert, and Matti Karjalainen, "Efficient Physics Based Sound Synthesis of the Piano Using DSP Methods," Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSPCO00), vol. 4, pp. 2225-2228, Tampere, Finland, Sept. 2000.

National Conferences

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "Longitudinal Waves in Piano Strings: Do We Need to Model Them?," Proceedings of the BUTE Mini-Symposium, pp. 42-43, Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 2003.

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "A Multi-rate Approach to Piano Soundboard Modeling," Proceedings of the BUTE Mini-Symposium, pp. 44-45, Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 2002.

Balázs Bank and László Sujbert, "Model Based Synthesis of Piano Sound," Proceedings of the BUTE Mini-Symposium, pp. 52-53, Budapest, Hungary, Jan. 2001.

Balázs Bank and Attila Nagy, "Synthesis of Piano and Violin Sound," BUTE Student Paper Contest, p. 96, Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 1999. (In Hungarian)

Theses

Balázs Bank, Physics-based Sound Synthesis of String Instruments Including Geometric Nonlinearities, Ph.D. thesis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary, p. 142, Feb. 2006. URL: http://www.mit.bme.hu/~bank/phd

Balázs Bank, Physics-Based Sound Synthesis of the Piano, Master's thesis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Measurement and Information Systems, Budapest, Hungary, published as Report 54 of Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing, May 2000. URL: http://www.mit.bme.hu/~bank/thesis

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