The Sound and Audio Engineering Research Group (SAERG) embraces knowledge and innovation in the fields of sound creation and capture, music production, audio electronics, acoustics and psychoacoustics, digital audio processing and audio data management and distribution.
The key motivation of the group is to develop new and novel engineering knowledge and technique for the creative audio industries, as well as engaging in innovative design in all facets of the audio engineering field. A current project, concerning the development of quantitative methods for accurate and repeatable percussion instrument tuning, has yielded new intellectual property which is in the process of being exploited. Furthermore, industrial collaboration is key to the success of SAERG and recent projects discussing the psychoacoustic perception of loudness in commercial music releases (in collaboration with The Pleasurize Music Foundation, USA), development of networked data management systems for interview recording (in collaboration with AV Niche, UK) and development of ultrasonic systems for pest control (in collaboration with STV Pest Control, UK) have consolidated the group's industrial and international reputation.
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Supervision is provided by experienced and recognised academics in the field of sound and audio engineering.
Our research facilities include a high specification audio processing and reproduction laboratory with advanced software and hardware facilities by industry leaders such as Prism Sound, Avalon, Universal Audio, TC Electronic and Dynaudio. A number of portable recording and audio analysis systems and specialist microphones are also available for research use. You will also have access to our undergraduate audio studios which contain a number of Logic and Pro Tools equipped recording and mixing facilities with analogue mixing and outboard facilities as well as software focused systems.
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Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.
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