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Staff Spotlight – Mark Dring

This week’s staff spotlight features Mark Dring, Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for Acoustics at the University of Derby. With a mission to elevate listening experiences, Mark’s expertise spans acoustics, auralization, and spatial audio across multiple programs. Returning to Derby in 2013 felt like a full circle moment for Mark, an alumnus of the university...
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Paper Spotlight – Audience participatory noise at live events

This week we spotlight “The influence of audience participatory noise on sound levels at live events,” by Marcel Kok, Adam Hill, Jon Burton, and Jos Mulder, which sheds light on the significant impact that audience participatory noise, such as cheering and clapping, has on sound levels at live music events. This research is a must-read...
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Graduate Spotlight – Steve Jones

Steve Jones, a 2002 graduate of the University of Derby’s live events programme, has achieved remarkable success in sound engineering, currently serving as the Head of Education & Application Support at d&b audiotechnik. He emphasizes the practical application of theory, a lesson learned from former programme leader (now retired), Simon Lewis, a pivotal influence in...
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Staff Spotlight – Jon Burton

Meet Jon Burton, our featured staff member this week, bringing a wealth of experience as arguably one of the top live sound engineers in the world. Jon’s expertise spans audio engineering, acoustics, event management, and more, enriching programs like BSc Sound Light and Live Event Engineering, BA Event Management, and MSc Audio Engineering. His current...
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Graduate Spotlight – Aaron Marcus

Meet Aaron Marcus, a 2021 graduate from our BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology programme, currently working as a Vision Guarantee at Cloudbass. Aaron chose Derby for its industry-standard equipment, experienced lecturers, and networking opportunities. Initially aspiring to be a remote camera systems operator, Aaron’s focus shifted during the course to vision engineering...
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