Iain McGregor

Iain McGregor

Dr Iain McGregor

Lecturer

Biography

Iain McGregor researches sound design and listening at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is also the Programme leader for both the undergraduate and post- graduate degrees in sound design. 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, ranging 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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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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Evaluation of the Use of Real-time 3D Graphics to Augment Therapeutic Music Sessions for Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Journal Article
Mcgowan, J. J., Mcgregor, I., & Leplatre, G. (2021)
Evaluation of the Use of Real-time 3D Graphics to Augment Therapeutic Music Sessions for Young People on the Autism Spectrum. ACM transactions on accessible computing, 14(1), https://doi.org/10.1145/3445032
The present research evaluates the effectiveness of CymaSense, a real-time 3D visualisation application developed by the authors, as a means of improving the communicative beh...

Evaluating Use of the Doppler Effect to Enhance Auditory Alerts

Journal Article
Cunningham, S., & McGregor, I. (2021)
Evaluating Use of the Doppler Effect to Enhance Auditory Alerts. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37(11), 1074-1087. https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2020.1870818
Auditory alerts are an essential part of many multi-modal interaction scenarios, particularly in safety and mission critical settings, such as hospitals and transportation. A ...

Embodied online dance learning objectives of CAROUSEL +

Conference Proceeding
Mitchell, K., Koniaris, B., Tamariz, M., Kennedy, J., Cheema, N., Mekler, E., …Mac Williams, C. (in press)
Embodied online dance learning objectives of CAROUSEL +
This is a position paper concerning the embodied dance learning objectives of the CAROUSEL + 1 project, which aims to impact how online immersive technologies influence multiu...

Sonification of an exoplanetary atmosphere

Conference Proceeding
Quinton, M., McGregor, I., & Benyon, D. (2020)
Sonification of an exoplanetary atmosphere. In AM '20: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Audio Mostly. , (191-198). https://doi.org/10.1145/3411109.3411117
This study investigates the effectiveness of user design methods to create a sonification for an astronomer who analyses exoplanet meteorological data situated in habitable zo...

Effect of various spatial auditory cues on the perception of threat in a first-person shooter video game

Conference Proceeding
Semionov, K., & McGregor, I. (2020)
Effect of various spatial auditory cues on the perception of threat in a first-person shooter video game. In AM '20: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Audio Mostly. , (22-29). https://doi.org/10.1145/3411109.3411119
This study interviewed game audio professionals to establish the implementation requirements for an experiment to ascertain the effect of different spatial audio localisation ...

Sound Stories: A Context-Based Study of Everyday Listening to Augmented Soundscapes

Journal Article
Droumeva, M., & McGregor, I. (2019)
Sound Stories: A Context-Based Study of Everyday Listening to Augmented Soundscapes. Interacting with Computers, 31(3), 336-347. https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iwz024
With an increasing number of everyday operations and communications becoming both automated and autonomous, ambient intelligent soundscapes are transforming to accommodate add...

Subjective Evaluation of Music Compressed with the ACER Codec Compared to AAC, MP3, and Uncompressed PCM

Journal Article
Cunningham, S., & McGregor, I. (2019)
Subjective Evaluation of Music Compressed with the ACER Codec Compared to AAC, MP3, and Uncompressed PCM. International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, 2019, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8265301
Audio data compression has revolutionised the way in which the music industry and musicians sell and distribute their products. Our previous research presented a novel codec n...

Sound Design

Book
McGregor, I. (2018)
Sound Design
This book explores the underlying principles of sound design for linear and interactive media, and specifically how they apply to theatre. The focus of the text is about how t...

Exploring Musical Creativity through Interactive Cymatics

Conference Proceeding
McGowan, J., Leplatre, G., & McGregor, I. (2018)
Exploring Musical Creativity through Interactive Cymatics. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2017.67
What does music look like? Representation of sound has taken many forms over time, from sinusoidal wave patterns, through to random algorithm-based visualisations based on the...

Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events

Conference Proceeding
Bishop, C., Esteves, A., & McGregor, I. (2017)
Head-mounted displays as opera glasses: using mixed-reality to deliver an egalitarian user experience during live events. In ICMI 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interactionhttps://doi.org/10.1145/3136755.3136781
This paper explores the use of head-mounted displays (HMDs) as a way to deliver a front row experience to any audience member during a live event. To do so, it presents a two-...

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