Elicitation and Quantitative Analysis of User Requirements for Audio Mixing Interface

Christopher Dewey, Jonathan Wakefield

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication144th Audio Engineering Society European Convention
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2018
Event144th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention - NH Hotel Milano Congress Centre, Milan, Italy
Duration: 23 May 201826 May 2018
Conference number: 144
http://www.aes.org/events/144 (Link to Conference Website )

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Conference144th Audio Engineering Society International Pro Audio Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2018
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period23/05/1826/05/18
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Dewey, C., & Wakefield, J. (2018). Elicitation and Quantitative Analysis of User Requirements for Audio Mixing Interface. In 144th Audio Engineering Society European Convention [9935] Audio Engineering Society.
Dewey, Christopher ; Wakefield, Jonathan. / Elicitation and Quantitative Analysis of User Requirements for Audio Mixing Interface. 144th Audio Engineering Society European Convention. Audio Engineering Society, 2018.
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