Jon Burton signs on as academic at Derby

Jon Burton signs on as academic at Derby

We are happy to announce that live sound legend, Jon Burton, has officially joined our full-time academic team here at Derby. Jon has spent over 30 years working as a touring engineer for bands such as The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Radiohead, Bombay Bicycle Club, Pulp, and many more. For those more lighting-inclined, Jon has even ...

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Simon Lewis calls it a day after 44 years at Derby

Simon Lewis calls it a day after 44 years at Derby

Earlier this summer marked the last day of work for Simon Lewis, founder and long-time programme leader of our BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology course here at the University of Derby. Simon was central in the development and launch of the program in the late-1990s and expertly guided the course through many ...

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Derby graduate leads project for Royal Albert Hall’s new sound system

Derby graduate leads project for Royal Albert Hall’s new sound system

German loudspeaker manufacturer, d&b audiotechnik has recently designed the new sound system for the Royal Albert Hall, which is now considered to be the world’s largest single-room loudspeaker system. View of the new sound system recently installed in the Royal Albert Hall in London The project was led by one of our very first BSc ...

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Derby welcomes series of guest speakers in early-2019

Derby welcomes series of guest speakers in early-2019

We’re fortunate at Derby to have many friends in the industry who regularly give their time to come in and give guest lectures/demos to our students. Early-2019 isn’t looking too bad, with guests including: Jon Burton FOH engineer for The Prodigy Jon will be stopping over to talk to our undergraduate and masters students about ...

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Students visit The Prodigy

Students visit The Prodigy

A group of Derby Entertainment Engineering students recently had the chance to get a behind the scenes tour of The Prodigy‘s latest touring production when they were at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham last Saturday. The group consisted of students from all years on the BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology, BSc (Hons) ...

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