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Qualifications

STEM ambassador 2014.
Teaching Skills for Higher Education 1993. London Guildhall University.
HND in Electronics for the Music Industry 1987. London College of Furniture.

About

I am a part-time lecturer in electronics, signal processing and analogue synthesis at the University of South Wales.
I have also assisted final-year BSc and Masters students with their electronics projects.

Having composed and produced music along with designing music technology I have successfully bridged the arts/science divide.

Experience

I have been designing music technology circuits from 1984. Also running a business producing theremins and Colorsound pedals starting 1996. Designed passive and active crossovers for Castle Acoustics, Turbo Sound and Falcon Acoustics. I have lectured in electronics and audio since 1989.

Publications

Journal articles
Over 150 on audio engineering circuit design, loudspeakers, analogue processing and musical instruments. I write a monthly column called Audio Out for EPE magazine.

Books
Co-authored Electronics Teach-In 07, with special chapters on volume controls, vinyl playback and power-amp design.

Memberships

Institute of Physics
Audio Engineering Society MAS

External

Acted as industrial validator for the BSc Music Technology for the University of Glamorgan June 2000

Consultancy

Current design work includes:- Theremin Bollards, currently at the London Science Museum Wonder Lab exhibition.
The Stylophone Gen-X1 analogue synthesiser for Dubreq Ltd.
Colorsound guitar pedals for Macari’s.
Passive component test gear for Charcroft Electronics.

Research

Capacitor induced distortion and the elimination of unreliable wet electrolytic capacitors in audio circuits.
History of amplifier and loudspeaker development.
Power supply interactions and PCB layout in active loudspeakers.
Middle+Side loudspeakers.

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