The virtual flute: credits.

The virtual flute is the work of Andrew Botros, a final year student in Computer Science and Engineering, who did his honours research project in the Music Acoustics Lab in 2001. For this work, Andrew was the winner of the national final of the Siemen's Innovation Prize. This work is described in the paper:

  • Botros, A., Smith, J. and Wolfe, J. (2002) "The virtual Boehm flute---a web service that predicts multiphonics, microtones and alternative fingerings", Acoustics Australia, 30, 61-65.
The flutist upon whose playing the 'playability' model is based is Jane Cavanagh, principal flute of the University of New South Wales Orchestra. The units of playability generated by the model are therefore named janes, so a note indicated by three stars has a playability of 3 janes, and so on.

 Andrew and Jane   Andrew Ken Obi

This research is supported by the Australian Research Council. Other collaborators include flute maker Mark O'Connor of The Woodwind Group, classical flute maker Terry McGee, and flutist Geoffrey Collins of the Australia Ensemble.

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