Welcome to my site!

I’m currently Associate Professor of Electroacoustics in the Entertainment Engineering group at The University of Derby. I also work seasonally as a live sound engineer at Gand Concert Sound, located just outside my hometown of Chicago. At the moment, I’m chair of the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement and Head of Content for the Institute of Acoustic’s Electro-Acoustics Group Committee. What I keep myself busy with was nicely described in a recent piece by Live Sound International and Pro Sound Web.

On this site you can find information pertaining to my teaching, research and live sound activities. I’ve made various publications and software freely available for download and I post opportunities for funded postgraduate research, when they come up.

I hope some of this material is useful to you. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions/comments. I’m happy to help out whenever I can!



RECENT POSTS

PODCAST: Do cardioid subwoofer arrays work underneath a stage?

PODCAST: Do cardioid subwoofer arrays work underneath a stage?

I recently sat down (virtually) with Nathan Lively from Sound Design Live to talk subwoofers, live event sound levels, audio signal decorrelation and Hunter S. Thompson. Follow the link below to listen to the podcast! Source: Do cardioid subwoofer arrays work underneath a stage? ...
New AES Technical Document published on outdoor event sound management

New AES Technical Document published on outdoor event sound management

AES Technical Document AESTD1007.1.20-05 Understanding and Managing Sound Exposure and Noise Pollution at Outdoor Events (http://www.aes.org/technical/documents/AESTD1007_1_20_05.pdf) was recently published. 2+ years of very hard work went into this report. With a little luck, it’ll guide research and professional practice relating to live sound for many years to come. This report is intended to present the ...
DEMO: Diffuse Signal Processing (DiSP)

DEMO: Diffuse Signal Processing (DiSP)

Some of you out there may have tuned into a recent webinar I gave for Fedele De Marco, who runs Il Lato Oscuro della Fase: Designing, Verifying, Tuning, Adapting, which focuses on acoustical education for audio engineers. In the webinar, I discussed the challenges live sound engineers face in delivering a consistent, high-quality listening experience ...
AES members – check out Inside Track this month!

AES members – check out Inside Track this month!

The AES have rolled out a new monthly feature for AES members called AES Inside Track. Each month a different audio-related topic is explored with a curated list of AES and non-AES resources to get you up to speed on a subject. For August 2018, I’ve put together a list of resources related to sound ...