Academic Profile

 

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Academic Honors and Awards

April 2014

Australian Institute of Building NSW Chapter President's Award - Audio & Acoustics

University of Sydney

December 2013

APA (Australian Post-graduate Award) scholarship

University of Newcastle

February 2013

Deans List of Excellence in Academic Performance

The University of Sydney

April 2012

Architectural Science Prize (Graduate) - Audio and Acoustics for Academic Excellence

The University of Sydney

April 2012

Deans List of Excellence in Academic Performance

The University of Sydney

 

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Education

2014 - 2018

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Communication and Media Arts.

 

Thesis: Understanding the Use of Hyper-compression in Music Production: A Systems Based Approach to Examining Innovative Change in the Field of Music Production 

2011 - 2013

Master of Design Science (audio and acoustics)

1989 - 1991

Australian Audio Education Centre

Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Audio Engineering

1984-1986

University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts

Film, television & radio studies.

 

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Teaching

January 2017 - June 2018

School of Creative Industries

Faculty of Education and the Arts

University of Newcastle

Sessional academic, tutor & lecturer

Foundations of Media Production

Music Video

Radio studies

Documentary

January 2014 - October 2016

School of Design, Communication & IT

Faculty of Science & IT

University of Newcastle

Sessional academic, tutor & lecturer

Foundations of Media Production

Music Video

Radio studies

Documentary

March 2008 - 2010

School of Creative & Performing Arts

Faculty of Education & the Arts

University of Newcastle

Casual tutor & lecturer

Foundations in Creative Arts AART1010 (music module).

 

November, 2017

Towards Standardised Loudness Normalisation in Music Streaming

Taylor, RW

Presentation paper.

HDR Congress,

School of Creative Industries.

University of Newcastle, Australia.

 

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Publications

July, 2018

Understanding the Use of Hyper-compression in Music Production: A Systems Based Approach to Examining Innovative Change in the Field of Music Production 

Taylor, RW

PhD Thesis

 

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October, 2018 (forthcoming)

Hyper-compression in Music Production: Testing the "Louder is Better Paradigm"

Taylor, RW

Proc. of the 145th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York, USA, October.

 

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2017

Hyper-compression in Music Production: The Loudness Normalisation Revolution and Implications for Music Streaming Delivery Platforms

Taylor, RW

in: McIntyre, P & Fulton, J (Eds.) Creating Space in the Fifth Estate, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

October, 2016

Hyper-compression, Environmental Noise and Preferences for the Ear Bud Listening Experience

Taylor, RW & Miranda, L

Proc. of the 141st Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles, USA, October.

 

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July, 2016

Hyper-compression in Music Production: The Loudness Normalisation Revolution and Implications for Music Streaming Delivery Platforms

Taylor, RW

Proc. of the 2016 ANZCA conference, Newcastle, Australia, July.

 

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October, 2015

Hyper-compression in Music Production; Agency, Structure and the Myth that "Louder is Better"

Taylor, RW

Proc. of the 10th conference of the Art of Record Production, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, November.

 

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November, 2014

Hyper-compression in Music Production: Listener Preferences on Dynamic Range’

Taylor, RW & Martens, WL

Proc. of the 136th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Berlin, Germany, April.

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October, 2012

Predicting the fluctuation strength of the output of a spatial chorus effects processor’

Martens, WL, Taylor, RW and Miranda

Proc. Of the 133rd AES Conference, San Francisco, USA, October.

 

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Conferences & Symposia

November 21, 2017 

Towards Standardised Loudness Normalisation in Music Streaming

HDR Congress

School of Creative Industries

University of Newcastle

October 19, 2017

Levels, Loudness, Perception, and the Aesthetics of Music Production and Distribution

Guest speaker at the 143rdConvention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York, USA.

October 2, 2016

Hyper-compression, Environmental Noise and Preferences for the Ear Bud Listening Experience

Presented at the 141th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York, USA.

July 12, 2016

Hyper-compression in Music Production: The Loudness Normalisation Revolution and Implications for Music Streaming Delivery Platforms

Presented at the 2016 ANZCA conference, Newcastle, Australia.

November 5, 2015

Hyper-compression in Music Production; Agency, Structure and the Myth that ‘Louder is Better

Presented at the 10th Art of Record Production Conference, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

"For me, this was the ARP conference at its best. An experienced practitioner (Robert) has combined technically and artistically accurate production observations with real-world examples while using a highly abstract and theoretically sound framework from cultural scholarship and creativity studies." Joe Bennett​   Link to review here.

April 28, 2014

Hyper-compression in Music Production: Listener Preferences on Dynamic Range

presented at the 136thConvention of the Audio Engineering Society, Berlin, Germany.

February 13, 2013

Controlling the Fluctuation Strength of the Output of the Spatial Chorus Effects Processor

Presented at the 7th 3D Sound Workshop, KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, Republic of South Korea.

October, 2015

Predicting the fluctuation strength of the output of a spatial chorus effects processor

Poster presentation at the 133rd AES Conference, San Francisco, USA.

 

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Memberships

Feb 2018

Freemasons NSW & ACT

Member of Lodge University of Sydney

March 2014

Communications and Media Arts Research (CMAR)

Committee member

April 2013

The Art of Record Production (ARP)

Member​ & contributing author

February 2013

EBU P-LOUD

Member

March 2012

Audio Engineering Society (AES)

Member & contributing author

 

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Specialist areas of interest

• Audio engineering and music production


• Academic research and lecturing


• Sound design


• Psychoacoustics


• Spatial audio applications


• Perceptual and subjective audio evaluation


• Music technologies


• Digital audio systems


• Music composition and sequencing


• Radio, film and documentary sound design


• Studio Management and consultancy

 

Dr Robert W Taylor

© 2018 By Robert W. Taylor.