Student Competitions

AES Student Competition: MATLAB Plugin

Design a new kind of audio production VST plugin using MATLAB and your wits!

MathWorks is actively supporting the Winter 21/22 edition MATLAB Plugin AES Student Competition, a student competition held by the Audio Engineering Society.

The competition provides students with the opportunity to challenge both their signal processing skills and creativity, and to share their results with the audio engineering community.

The winning projects will be announced in January 2022 – Awards include cash and software prizes.  

For full details and rules, please visit the AES competition website. Send an email to to subscribe to announcements, including on upcoming tutorials and Q&A sessions.

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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