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Paper Spotlight – An improved omnidirectional loudspeaker

This week we feature the paper, “The ICOSSA Project – An improved omnidirectional sound source for room acoustic testing,” by David Gilfillan, Glenn Leembruggen, and Adam Hill, which presents an interesting advancement in the field of room acoustics. This paper is relevant to acoustics professionals, sound engineers, and venue designers, as it introduces an innovative […]

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Paper Spotlight – A critical analysis of inaudibility criteria

This week we look at “Inaudibility criteria and alternative methods for controlling music noise levels from late night entertainment,” by James Gardner, Gareth Hance, and Adam Hill, which looks into the complex issue of managing noise from late-night venues without dampening the spirit of live entertainment. This paper is crucial for policymakers, venue owners, and […]

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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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Derby academic leads work on new AES Technical Document

University of Derby Associate Professor of Electroacoustics, Adam Hill, has recently completed work on a new 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). Adam led the working group as Chair of the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement. This report is intended to present […]

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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

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

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) […]