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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...

Using participatory visualisation of soundscapes to compare designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound designs

Journal Article
McGregor, I., Turner, P., & Benyon, D. (2014)
Using participatory visualisation of soundscapes to compare designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound designs. Journal of Sonic Studies, 6(1),
There are numerous rules and well-established guidelines to help designers with the visual appearance of interactive technologies. In contrast, when it comes to the use of sou...

The Iron Harvest (by Oscar van Heek) - Sound Design

Digital Artefact
Moir, Z. (2018)
The Iron Harvest (by Oscar van Heek) - Sound Design
A film by Oscar van Heek for the centenary of the Armistice. Sound design by Zack Moir.

Housing and sound insulation: Improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions.

Book
Smith, S., Wood, J., & MacKenzie, R. (2006)
Housing and sound insulation: Improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions. Arcamedia
This book is an essential tool for housing managers, building control and architects in designing to improve the levels of sound insulation in existing housing. A key section...

Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs

Journal Article
McGregor, I., & Cunningham, S. (2015)
Comparative Evaluation of Radio and Audio Logo Sound Designs. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63(11), 876-888. https://doi.org/10.17743/jaes.2015.0076
This study aims to explore the suitability of capturing designers’ and listeners’ experiences of sound design for a radio drama and audio logos using the repertory grid techni...

Soundscape mapping: comparing listening experiences

Thesis
McGregor, I. Soundscape mapping: comparing listening experiences. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4284
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an established discipline in media suc...

A method for comparative evaluation of listening to auditory displays by designers and listeners.

Conference Proceeding
Droumeva, M., & McGregor, I. (2014)
A method for comparative evaluation of listening to auditory displays by designers and listeners. In The 20th International Conference on Auditory Display
The process of designing and testing auditory displays often includes evaluations only by experts, and where non-experts are involved, training is commonly required. This pape...

Common Errors and Good Practice in Design and Workmanship.

Book Chapter
García, T. C., Fausti, P., Beentjes, W., Clarke, E., & Steel, C. (2014)
Common Errors and Good Practice in Design and Workmanship. In B. Rasmusen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901: Building acoustics throughout Europe Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe, 180-257. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
A great variety of design and construction techniques have been described from around the European Union and beyond. COST action TU0901 has provided a unique opportunity to ex...

Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences.

Presentation / Conference
McGregor, I., Larsson, P., & Turner, P. (2011, August)
Evaluating a vehicle auditory display: comparing a designer's expectations with listeners' experiences. Paper presented at 29th conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, Rostock, Germany
This paper illustrates a method for the early evaluation of auditory displays in context. A designer was questioned about his expectations of an auditory display for Heavy Goo...

Sketching concatenative synthesis: audiovisual Isomorphism in reduced modes.

Conference Proceeding
Tsiros, A., LePlâtre, G. & Smyth, M. (2011)
Sketching concatenative synthesis: audiovisual Isomorphism in reduced modes. In 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, 409-507
This paper presents a prototype allowing the control of a concatenative synthesis algorithm using a 2D sketching interface. The design of the system is underpinned by a prelim...

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