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Academic Career Advice

A student sent me an e-mail this week that prompted an extended, and slightly surprising, response. I didn’t really think that I had that much to offer on the subject of “how do I choose an MSc? And how do I get into teaching?”. Rather than my rather elongated reply go to waste, here is […]

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Pint of Science; Southampton 15th May 2017

I’ve been invited to give a brief discussion about science, over a pint, in Southampton on Monday May 15th @ 7pm. The venue is the Belgium & Blues 184 Above Bar Street, SO14 7DW. Tickets are £4 and there are only a few remaining! Book here:

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Sennheiser and the V&A

David Bowie’s exhibition at the V&A museum relied on Sennheiser’s partnership to create a surround sound experience previously unheard. Now they’ve deployed a 14.1 system and a large scale projection map to take things to the new level. The article and full tech information can be found here.

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SoundField: A new windshield

TSL have joined up with French company Cinela to create a slotted windshield for the SoundField microphone. Useful for any sound designers and audio engineers recording outside, inside, or anywhere! A link here.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum VR audio

Rocksteady Ltd used the skills of audio designer Andy Riley to help move Batman into the world of VR. A full article and interview on the process is available here.

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Dissertation Writing

I often find at this time of year my 2nd year (Level 5) students need a bit of help for the looming mountain that will be their Final Major Project / Dissertation. I wrote this guide last year, and I’ve just updated it to include another piece of work on how to generate ideas. Let […]

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2014 Ref: Spatial Audio

Derby University submitted as part of their REF for 2014 a useful document on where Bruce Wiggins is going with his ambisonic research. Very handy to have!

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Terminator style!

It’s been a long time since I last posted on this website. My fault. Sorry. But I’m relatively back, and I’ve got a few things that I want to share with you guys. So, like the terminator – both I and ambisonics are back. The first is that Scott Dorsey gave me some page space […]

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Innovation in Music 2015: Deadline Extension

“Innovation in Music (InMusic’15) is a European music industry conference that sits alongside a suite of conferences organised by KES International. KES International is a not for profit organisation that exists to disseminate research and best practice through a number of disciplines. KES’ main focus at present includes Media (InMusic and Film Archiving); Sustainability and […]

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Surround Broadcasts: Milkwood

The BBC have released their latest development with HTML5 – and re-released their 2003 production of Milkwood online. A few years ago I released some streaming files that contained 8-channels. I found that there weren’t many users who had a surround system attached to their PC – but hopefully the BBC find there’s a larger […]

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