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Colby N. Leider, Ph.D

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Colby Leider is Lead Systems Design/Architecture Engineer, Audio Algorithms at Magic Leap, a spatial computing company that blends technology, physiology and creativity to reveal worlds within our world and add magic to the everyday. He was associate professor and program director of the Music Engineering Technology Program (MuE), in the Department of Music Business & Entertainment Industries at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for over 15 years. He is associate editor of Computer Music Journal and works as a consultant in patent-infringement cases involving audio and new media technologies. He holds degrees from Princeton, Dartmouth, and the University of Texas. His research interests include digital audio signal processing, sound synthesis and spatialization, tuning systems, and alternate controllers for music-making, and he has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the NVIDIA Corporation, and the University of Miami. Leider also chaired the 30th Annual International Computer Music Conference. He composes music, builds musical instruments and teaches courses in music technology.

Colby is president-founder of Everglade Records, a non-profit record label devoted to experimental music and acoustic documentary, and has received prizes and honors from the American Composers Forum, the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, Princeton University, and the International Computer Music Association. He has composed music for Nash Ensemble of London, Paul Hillier and the Theatre of Voices, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Bertram Turetzky, Gregory Beyer and William Schimmel. His book Digital Audio Workstation was published by McGraw-Hill. He is also founder and principal at Leider Acoustics, an audio consulting firm specializing in acoustical design, test and measurement, forensic audio, software/hardware development, and expert witness services.