Iain McGregor
Iain McGregor

Dr Iain McGregor

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Iain McGregor researches sound design and listening at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is also the Programme leader for the undergraduate sound design degree. He gained his Ph.D. in Soundscape Mapping: Comparing Listening Experiences in 2011. Iain runs the Centre for Interaction Design’s Auralisation suite, which is a dedicated 28.4 channel surround sound facility for conducting listening tests. He is currently working on a diverse range of projects, from sound design for mixed reality, as well as sonification, through to the use of sound in film, television, video games and robotics. Iain is also an experienced sound engineer who has been fortunate enough to work with the Bolshoi Opera, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, as well as artists such as Ravi Shankar and Nena Simone, among others.

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Events

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Fellowships and Awards

  • Sound Design student Joanna Zachariasz nominated for Cinema Audio Society award

 

Media Activity

  • How sound technology will ensure a quiet day at the office.

 

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The digital Foley: what Foley artists say about using audio synthesis

Conference Proceeding
Di Donato, B., & McGregor, I. (in press)
The digital Foley: what Foley artists say about using audio synthesis. In Proceedings of the 2024 AES 6th International Conference on Audio for Games
Foley is a sound production technique where organicity and authenticity in sound creation are key to fostering creativity. Audio synthesis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and In...

Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference

Conference Proceeding
(2023)
Proceedings of the 18th International Audio Mostly Conference. . https://doi.org/10.1145/3616195
Audio Mostly is an interdisciplinary conference on design and experience of interaction with sound that prides itself on embracing applied theory and reflective practice. Its ...

Video Game Audio in the Metaverse and Beyond

Journal Article
McGregor, I. (2023)
Video Game Audio in the Metaverse and Beyond. Games: Research and Practice, 1(2), Article 15. https://doi.org/10.1145/3593242

Manipulating Foley Footsteps and Character Realism to Influence Audience Perceptions of a 3D Animated Walk Cycle

Conference Proceeding
Cunningham, S., & Mcgregor, I. (2022)
Manipulating Foley Footsteps and Character Realism to Influence Audience Perceptions of a 3D Animated Walk Cycle. In AM '22: Audio Mostly 2022
Foley artistry is an essential part of the audio post-production process for film, television, games, and animation. By extension, it is as crucial in emergent media such as v...

Acoustics versus Psychoacoustics in Mixed Reality

Digital Artefact
McGregor, I. (2022)
Acoustics versus Psychoacoustics in Mixed Reality. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pCD99RcDts&list=PLtnYW6qlPmyg4EcCMqRmVrXtopztUyUSx&index=3]
In Mixed Reality there is often a highly understandable desire to capture the “ground truth” and to represent it in its entirety. A typically strong belief is that the greate...

Digital options: an assessment of audience engagement with a digitised archive set transformed from online text and images to audio format

Presentation / Conference
Ryan, B., Hall, H., & McGregor, I. (2022, August)
Digital options: an assessment of audience engagement with a digitised archive set transformed from online text and images to audio format. Paper presented at Archives and Records Association Annual Conference 2022, Chester, UK
We report the findings of a research project funded by the AHRC, with support of the BBC, British Library, and a community museum. This exploits, augments, and exhibits a set ...

E07 - 'Diary of the war' episode 7

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., Hall, H., & McGregor, I. (2022)
E07 - 'Diary of the war' episode 7. [Podcast]
This is episode 7 of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’, also including contemporaneous news (courtesy BBC Archive, British Newspaper Archive/FindMyPast/British Library). This e...

E09 - 'Lorna Lloyd's Poetry' Episode 1

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., Hall, H., & McGregor, I. (2022)
E09 - 'Lorna Lloyd's Poetry' Episode 1. [Podcast]
This is episode 1 of Lorna Lloyd’s poetry, a bonus episode of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’. This episode features Lorna’s poetry from 1928 to 1930.

E10 - 'Lorna Lloyd's Poetry' Episode 2

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., Hall, H., & McGregor, I. (2022)
E10 - 'Lorna Lloyd's Poetry' Episode 2. [Podcast]
This is episode 2 of Lorna Lloyd’s poetry, a bonus episode of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’. This episode features Lorna’s poetry from the early 1930s.

E04 - 'Diary of the war' episode 4

Digital Artefact
Ryan, B., Hall, H., & McGregor, I. (2022)
E04 - 'Diary of the war' episode 4. [Podcast]
This is episode 4 of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’, also including contemporaneous news (courtesy BBC Archive, British Newspaper Archive/FindMyPast/British Library). This e...

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