- Spatial Audio
- Virtual & Augmented Reality
- Virtual Production Technologies
Jacob Cooper is a Research Technician at the AudioLab, University of York. He holds a BEng in Music Technology Systems and an MSc in Audio & Music Technology, both obtained from the AudioLab. Whilst studying for his MSc, Jacob worked as a technician on the MINERVA (Musical Interactions in Networked Experiences using Real-time Virtual Audio) project. He presented this work alongside other members of the research team at the AES International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality in Seattle in 2022.
After a short break following his MSc, Jacob returned to the AudioLab as a Research Technician, working as part of the research team led by Professor Gavin Kearney. His work at the lab has involved creating spatial audio workflows in DAWs, working with virtual production technologies and designing perceptual listening tests and analysing their results. Jacob is currently working on the SAFFIRE (Scalable Audio Frameworks For Immersive Realtime Experiences) in conjunction with the BBC; this project looks at networked music performance in a shared virtual space.
Outside at his role at the AudioLab, Jacob is a guitarist and an active member of the York music scene. He enjoys performing, as well as going to gigs, showing support for other local artists and the great independent venues that York has to offer.
- Musical Interactions in Networked Experiences using Real-time Virtual Audio (MINERVA)
- SAFFIRE (Scalable Audio Frameworks For Immersive Realtime Experiences)
“Evaluation of Metaverse Music Performance With BBC Maida Vale Recording Studios” – Patrick Cairns, Anthony Hunt, Jacob Cooper, Daniel Johnston, Ben Lee, Helena Daffern and Gavin Kearney
“Measuring the Acoustical Properties of the BBC Maida Vale Recording Studios for Virtual Reality” – Gavin Kearney, Helena Daffern , Patrick Cairns , Anthony Hunt, Ben Lee, Jacob Cooper , Panos Tsagkarakis , Tomasz Rudzki and Daniel Johnston
“Recording Music in the Metaverse: A case study of XR BBC Maida Vale Recording Studios” – Patrick Cairns, Anthony Hunt, Jacob Cooper, Daniel Johnston, Ben Lee, Helena Daffern and Gavin Kearney
“Perceptual thresholds for angular decomposition of direct and reverberant sound in Spatial Room Impulse Responses” – Jacob Cooper, Helena Daffern and Gavin Kearney