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HaydonGuitarBorn in 1993, Shrewsbury.

MSc Audio Engineering (Distinction) University of Derby

BSc Music Technology & Production (1st Class Hons) University of Derby

Awards:

£10,000 postgraduate scholarship from the University of Derby

I have a passion for music and mathematics and any point at which they overlap. During my years at Derby University I have had the experience of recording a 6 track portfolio using an array of high-end audio equipment (Avid C24, Neve console, Focusrite Liquid Channel Compressor, Drawmer 1960 Compressor, Neumann U87, etc).

My experience in audio electronics includes building my own Zvex Fuzz Factory clone guitar pedal and, during a MSc audio electronics module (supervised by Dr.Adam Hill), I designed a power amplifier utilising Hawksford error correction.

I have experience in audio software engineering having built an optical compressor modelling plugin using RackAFX/Visual Studio and a room impulse response modelling program in Matlab.

Through the facilities available and the expertise of lecturers at Derby University (with Bruce Wiggins being a main lecturer on the MSc program) I have a gained a strong background in binaural and ambisonic audio. This background has lead to me creating multiple Max7 patches experimenting with and demonstrating multiple psychoacoustic effects, basing my BSc dissertation on the generalisation of HRTFs and I’m currently in the process of designing an algorithm for the up-mix of stereo to ambisonic format (with possible use by a Pro Audio company at Glastonbury).

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