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I am currently the Subject Area Leader for Music Technology and Production in the Department of Engineering and Technology in the School of Computing and Engineering.

My first degree was in Mathematics at Manchester University. After this I studied a Masters in Operational Research at Lancaster University. During this course I became interested in computer programming and undertook a PhD in Computer Vision as a Research Assistant at the University of Huddersfield. Postgraduate study at Huddersfield led to my appointment as a Software Engineering Lecturer at Huddersfield in 1991 mainly teaching on Electrical and Electronic undergraduate courses. Whilst lecturing I supervised PhD students in both Computer Vision and Evolutionary Computational Design. During this time I lectured Artificial Intelligence, C, C++, Embedded Systems, PC interfacing and Real Time Operating Systems.

I left the University in 1997 to undertake software development in industry. I worked on a number of different system development projects in a variety of industries. One example of my work from this period was the development of a real time UK number plate recognition algorithm for Trafficmaster plc and it's incorporation into a real-time embedded system for roadside deployment. As part of this work I was named as a co-inventor on a Trafficmaster international patent. As well as image processing and analysis, I mainly specialised in developing low cost, complete solutions for clients. Most of this period in industry was spent working for my own software consultancy.

In 2001 I returned to the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer in Music Technology. Since returning I have taught various subjects within Music Technology including: synthesis algorithms and audio processing algorithms (using Reaktor), software development for audio and MIDI (i.e. developing Windows applications using Visual C++ and writing VST plug-ins in C++) and studio recording and production techniques.

Since 2003 I have been mainly involved in course development and academic management. During this period I have trebled the number of students studying Music Technology and Production within the Subject Area. To facilitate this I have developed resources to support the increased student numbers and have trebled the Music Technology facilities (at an approx cost of £1million) and more than trebled the number of specialist Music Technology staff. Now these developments have more less been completed I have more recently begun to reignite my research career.

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 17 Conference contribution

MIDI Keyboard Defined DJ Performance System

Dewey, C., Wakefield, J. & Tindall, M. 22 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) NIME 2018: New Interfaces For Musical Expression .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Synchronization
Keyboard
Time Slice
Octave
Filter

Formal usability evaluation of audio track widget graphical representation for two-dimensional stage audio mixing interface

Dewey, C. & Wakefield, J. 11 May 2017 142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017, AES 2017. Audio Engineering Society, 10 p. 9798

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Usability Evaluation
Graphical Representation
Visualization
evaluation
Circle

LAMI: A Gesturally Controlled Three-Dimensional Stage Leap (Motion-Based) Audio Mixing Interface

Wakefield, J., Dewey, C. & Gale, W. 11 May 2017 142nd Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2017, AES 2017. Audio Engineering Society, 10 p. 9785

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
wrist
Computer monitors
Three-dimensional
dials
Motion

An investigation into the sonic signature of three classic dynamic range compressors

Moore, A., Till, R. & Wakefield, J. P. 26 May 2016 140th Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016. Audio Engineering Society, 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Compressor
Dynamic Range
compressors
dynamic range
Compressors

Evaluation of a perceptually based model of 'Punch' with music material

Fenton, S., Lee, H. & Wakefield, J. 20 Sep 2016 141st Audio Engineering Society International Convention 2016, AES 2016. Audio Engineering Society

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

punches
music
Music
loudness
evaluation

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation