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Paper Spotlight – Investigating the acoustic transparency of materials at live events

This week’s paper spotlight features “The effect of purported acoustically transparent materials on sound propagation” by Zsombor Szoke, Jon Burton, Adam Hill, and Mark Dring and provides an in-depth look at how materials used in stage designs, like LED walls and acoustic scrims, influence sound quality at live events. This research is of interest to […]

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Staff Spotlight – Adam Hill

This week’s staff spotlight showcases Adam Hill, Associate Professor of Electroacoustics at the University of Derby, who channels his expertise in electroacoustics, sound reinforcement, and signal processing in his work at the university. His journey from the USA to Derby was fueled by the allure of teaching and researching around live event engineering. Adam’s most […]

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Graduate Spotlight – Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams, a 2015 BSc (Hons) Sound, Light and Live Event Technology and 2019 MSc Applied Acoustics graduate, has harnessed his Derby education to excel in diverse roles within the industry. Initially drawn to electroacoustics and live music, Samuel’s coursework equipped him to tackle intricate projects, grasp technology standards, and navigate regulations effectively. The course’s […]

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Staff Spotlight – Paul Shields

This week we feature Paul Shields, Senior Lecturer in Applied Acoustics at the University of Derby, who brings extensive expertise in environmental acoustics, particularly in rail, industry, and construction. He chose Derby for its fantastic team, facilities, and opportunities to inspire the next generation of acousticians. Excited about the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence and […]

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Staff Spotlight – Gez Ruggiero

Gez Ruggiero, Technical Instructor at the University of Derby, brings a diverse background in sound and music to our Entetainment Engineering subject area. Originating from Rhyl, North Wales, Gez’s journey encompassed music studies at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, followed by engagements in electronic music performance, theatre, and live event engineering. Joining […]