Physical Audio® grew out of a 5-year research project as the University of Edinburgh. The NESS project (Next Generation Sound Synthesis) examined new algorithms for digital synthesis of acoustic systems, specifically using direct numerical methods such as finite-difference time-domain schemes. Whilst the project focused on off-line systems and large-scale GPU processing, there was always the possibility of running elements in real-time on consumer hardware.
After his PhD with the NESS project and a postdoc at the University of Oxford, Dr Craig J. Webb began experimenting with real-time systems and by 2018 our first plugins were born. Working with Dr Michele Ducceschi (now at the University of Bologna) and Prof Stefan Bilbao of Edinburgh we continue to explore new systems for real-time physical modelling synthesis.
Physical Audio Ltd is registered in England & Wales with company number 9480306. It is registered for VAT in the EU with number EU372040341, but is currently exempt in the UK.
Registered office: 15 Heath Park Rd, Romford, London, RM2 5UB
Many thanks go to:
Tommy Rushton for web development.
Gadi Sassoon and Benjamin Wynn for sound design.