Sketching Audio Technologies using Vocalizations and Gestures

Genesis SA


GENESIS ACOUSTICS is a high-tech company founded in 1999 (SME), spin-off from CNRS-LMA. Its main activities are Sound Simulation, Sound Perception, and Sound Design and its main markets are the automotive (Renault, PSA, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Nissan, etc.) and the aeronautic industries (Airbus, Eu- rocopter, Dassault Aviation, Snecma, etc.). GENESIS spends more than 30 % of its activities in Research and Development projects (FUI, EC FP7 projects). GENESIS received an Award from the SFA (Société Française d’Acoustique) in 2005 for its technologies and involvement in research projects. The key know- hows of GENESIS are:

  • Signal Processing, software development, real-time sound simulators
  • 3D sound and virtual reality
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Speech intelligibility

Among other realizations, GENESIS has developed LEA, a tool for sound quality assessment and sound design used by Dassault, Airbus, Snecma, Eurocopter. GENESIS was also expert on EC FP7 project, formerly SEFA and now COSMA (Patrick Boussard), about the sound simulation of aircraft and sound perception for community around airports.

Key staff

Patrick Boussard (Local Manager) is the executive director and founder of GENESIS. He re- ceived master’s degree in engineering from l’École Nationale des Arts and a master’s degree in acous- tics from the University of Aix-Marseille (1991). He has worked with the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA) du CNRS and for real-time sound simulation.

Christophe Lambourg is the technical director of GENESIS. He received a PhD degree in acoustics from the Université du Maine (1997, physical modeling of boards). He has worked for several acoustical engi- neering agencies and joined GENESIS in 2008. His specialties include signal processing, sound perception, microphone array design, speech intellegibillity.

Hélène Lachambre is a research engineer at GENESIS. She obtained an engineer’s degree in Electronics and Signal Processing from ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France, and an MSc degree in Signal Processing from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, both in 2006. In 2009, she defended her PhD in Signal Processing and Computer Science at the University of Toulouse (Automatic analysis of music). After some years of research on speech and music analysis,
she joined GENESIS in 2013. She is in charge of signal processing projects, software development (especially on LEA) and embedded development.

Guillaume Stempfel is a research engineer at GENESIS. After having obtained a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Provence, he defended a PhD thesis in artificial intelligence (more precisely in statistical machine learning) in 2009. He joined GENESIS in 2010. He is in charge of R&D projects in signal processing, software architecture and software development (LEA and real-time sound simulation).

Clément Dendievel is a research engineer at GENESIS. He first studied music at conservatory, and then science as an engineer specializing in acoustics and industrial vibration at the UTC, Compiègne, France. After a first work in the field of automotive vibratory perception, he joined GENESIS in 2015. He is in charge of sound perception and sound design research.