University of Derby achieves Gold for teaching excellence

The University of Derby has been awarded Gold by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the country’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting it in the top 20% of all providers in the UK. Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Derby delivers consistently outstanding […]

PhD Studentship available!

Title: Applications of auralization in live sound reinforcement Overview: Auralizaton of real listening environments using binaural simulation techniques has become increasingly common in many branches of audio/acoustics over the past few decades. To date, the technology hasn’t been applied in live sound reinforcement. This project focuses on the development of hardware and software to allow professional […]

IoA Reproduced Sound set to visit Derby

This year’s Reproduced Sound conference (organized by the Electro-Acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics) has chosen to visit the Entertainment Engineering group here at the University of Derby on 21 November. The evening will include live/interactive demonstrations of the research our academics and PhD students are involved with, including: interactive demonstrations of ambisonics, 3D audio […]

New hemi-anechoic chamber up and running!

Even though the official opening of the Derby’s new STEM Centre isn’t until next academic year, Adam and Bruce have managed to gain special access to the building so that our undergraduate and postgraduate students can use the new hemi-anechoic chamber for their research and practical work. So far, we’re loving the new facility and […]

First ever 360 degree audio/video open day broadcast!

Teaching and research collided in spectacular fashion Wednesday evening at the Entertainment Engineering Open Day session at the University of Derby. Staff and current BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology and BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology students worked together to use YouTube’s new feature allowing live streaming of 360 degree […]

Playing with the HoloLens at Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Bruce Wiggins, Adam Hill and soon-to-be MSc Audio Engineering graduate, Haydon Cardew, were recently invited to visit Microsoft Research in Cambridge. As part of the visit, we were allowed to experiment with a Microsoft HoloLens (the only headsets currently in the UK are held by Microsoft Research at their Cambridge office). We had a blast […]

Meet the lecturers: Dr Adam Hill

Key facts Joined the University in 2012 Programme Leader for the MSc Audio Engineering Current modules: Audio Electronics, Live Sound System Design & Optimization, Acoustics, Live Event Practice, Computing & Communicaton Technology, Scholarship for Technologists Seasonal live sound engineer for Gand Concert Sound (out of Chicago, USA) since 2003 Loves Peanut M&Ms! Personal website: www.adamjhill.com […]

University experts present imaginative research at groundbreaking technology event

Staff and students from the University presented at PLASA 2016, taking part in ‘The Exploratorium’ – an experimental maze where participants showed off their technical expertise and creativity. The two-day PLASA event, which attracted more than 1,500 visitors, presents ground-breaking technology and exciting new launches by the world’s greatest designers and engineers to an international audience of pro […]