Philippe Depalle

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor, Music Technology, Director, Sound Processing & Control Laboratory (SPCL)

Music Research
Music Technology
Contact Information
514-398-4535 ext. 00317
Email address: 
philippe.depalle [at]

Philippe Depalle, Associate Professor, Music Technology in the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada. His research interests include sound synthesis, sound processing, sound analysis, simulation of musical instruments, control of sound synthesis, and spectral analysis.

He studied at the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (1980-1985). He received the B.Sc. degree in physical chemistry from Université de Paris Sud, Orsay, France, in 1982, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied acoustics from Université du Mans, Le Mans, France, in 1984 and 1991, respectively.

From 1985 to 1988, he was an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, with the École Supérieure d’Électricité, Metz, France. From 1988 to 1997, he was with the Analysis/Synthesis research team of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musique (IRCAM), Paris, France. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Invited Professor at the Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.