Existing Audio Mixing Interfaces (AMIs) have focussed primarily on track level and pan and related visualisations. This paper places the user at the start of the AMI design process by reconsidering what are the most important aspects of an AMI’s visual feedback from a user’s perspective and also which parameters are most frequently used by users. An experiment was conducted with a novel AMI which in one mode provides the user with no visual feedback. This enabled the qualitative elicitation of the most desired visual feedback from test subjects. Additionally logging user interactions enabled the quantitative analysis of time spent on different mix parameters. Results with music technology undergraduate students suggest that AMIs should concentrate on compression and EQ visualisation.
|Title of host publication||144th Audio Engineering Society European Convention|
|Publisher||Audio Engineering Society|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2018|
|Event||144th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention - NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre, Milan, Italy|
Duration: 23 May 2018 → 26 May 2018
Conference number: 144
http://www.aes.org/events/144 (Link to Conference Website )
|Conference||144th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention|
|Abbreviated title||AES 2018|
|Period||23/05/18 → 26/05/18|
Dewey, C., & Wakefield, J. (2018). Elicitation and Quantitative Analysis of User Requirements for Audio Mixing Interface. In 144th Audio Engineering Society European Convention  Audio Engineering Society.