Noise Reduction

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Background

I am a tutor at dBs Music and currently the Course Leader for our BA(Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, BA (Hons) Live Sound and our new MA(Hons) Innovation in Sound, at the Plymouth Campus.

My specialism is Music Technology, which I both teach (undergrad. and postgrad. levels) and practice (commercial businesses). Alongside my teaching qualifications I hold a Masters Degree in Computer Music, am an active participant in several research groups and hold a full membership with the Audio Engineering Society.

My unique skill set makes me particularly strong at Systems Integration, this usually involves planning complex technical set-ups such as audio/video/computer systems, studio design (equipment and acoustics), and associated wiring . I also love messing around with anything tech-based so can code in C, C++, Python, PHP/mySQL, HTML5/Javascript/css and even a little bit of Assembly on the Raspbi.

Alongside more traditional musical projects, I like to experiment with techniques such as binaural soundscapes, alongside the construction of electronic and/or computer based audio devices.

I opened my first commercial recording studio in 1998 with help from the Prince's Trust. Two studios, an independent record label and a live-streaming (video/audio) show later.

Audio Technology

I enjoy having access to a number of excellent audio systems across the Plymouth and Bristol HE campuses of dBs Music. This makes me proficient on a number of analogue, digital and hybrid systems, including SSL, Neve and API consoles, Pro Tools systems, Studer Tape Machines and a vast range of outboard gear. The systems installed at dBs Music Plymouth include:

Neve Genesys

SSL AWS924+

Studer A800