DAFX is a synonym for digital audio effects. It is also the name for a European research project for co-operation and scientific transfer, namely EU-COST-G6 Digital Audio Effects (1997-2001). It was initiated by Daniel Arfib (CNRS, Marseille-France). During the last years we had four international workshops/conferences on DAFX, namely in Barcelona (DAFX-98), Trondheim (DAFX-99), Verona (DAFX-00) and Limerick (DAFX-01). We are looking forward to the next international conference DAFX-02 in Hamburg. A variety of DAFX topics have been presented by international participants during these conferences. The papers can be found on the corresponding web sites.
This book not only reflects these conferences and workshops, it is aimed as a profound collection and presentation of the main fields of digital audio effects. The contents and structure of the book was prepared by a special book working group and discussed during several workshops over the past years sponsored by the EU-COST-G6 project. But, the writing and content of the single chapters are the individual work of the corresponding authors.
Preface 2nd Edition
This second edition is the result of an ongoing DAFX conference series over the past years. Each chapter has new contributing co-authors who have gained experience in the related fields over the years. New emerging research fields are introduced by four new Chapters on Adaptive-DAFX, Virtual Analog Effects, Automatic Mixing and Sound Source Separation. The main focus of the book is still the audio effects side of audio research. The book offers a variety of proven effects and shows directions for new audio effects.