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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Leigh Smith

Leigh Smith

Senior Research Engineer, SubPac Inc.

Leigh M. Smith is a computer scientist, researcher and software developer of music information retrieval (MIR), audio signal processing, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and cryptography systems. He has worked on multiple commercial music software projects, including, and, and is currently senior research engineer at, based in NYC, where his focus is on translating musical audio into tactile, wearable experiences of music, utilizing machine learning of musical audio. He has previously worked in academia with the Music Cognition Group at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and Analysis/Synthesis Group at IRCAM, Paris, and presented at several universities on music perception, cognition and MIR, with a focus on analysis and modeling of musical rhythm for interactive performance systems.

Future of Music Creation & Production: Adaptive Music: Reimagining Our Role As Listeners

10/12/22, 8:00 PM

Is music in a fixed form a thing of the past? Imagine music that adapts dynamically to our mood and surroundings, whether in real world or digital environments. With their recent acquisitions, companies like Apple see a future here. Join this panel of experts as they discuss the state of adaptive music.

Future of Music Creation & Production: Intelligent Creator Tools: Friend or Foe?

10/12/22, 7:00 PM

AI powered tools are inspiring a whole new generation of creators, lowering both financial and knowledge barriers to music making. For that same reason these tools are also controversial, as they disrupt the traditional process of creation and collaboration, along with raising potential IP concerns. Hear from companies building the future of intelligent creator tools.

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