Dr Adam Hill

Position: Lecturer in Audio Engineering

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Engineering

Subject area: Sound, Light and Live Event Technology

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About

Teaching responsibilities

Undergraduate modules for the 2015/16 academic year:

  • Acoustics
  • Live Event Practice
  • Computing & Communication Technology
  • Independent Engineering Project

Postgraduate modules for the 2015/16 academic year:

  • Audio Electronics
  • Audio Innovation
  • Live Sound System Design & Optimization

Research interests

  • Audio engineering
  • Digital signal processing
  • Active acoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Nonlinear signal processing
  • Loudspeaker design
  • Live sound reinforcement
  • Analogue circuit design
  • Navigation technology

Membership of professional bodies

  • AES
  • IEEE
  • IET
  • IOA
  • HEA

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

  • BSE Electrical Engineering, Miami University

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MSc Acoustics & Music Technology, University of Edinburgh
  • PG Certificate in Higher Education, University of Derby

Research qualifications

  • PhD Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex

Recent publications

  • Piercy, J.J.B.; D.J. Smith; E.A. Codling; A.J. Hill;  S.D. Simpson. "The good, the bad, and the distant: Soundscape cues for larval fish." Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 875, pp. 829-837. November, 2015.
  • Piercy, J.J.B.; E.A. Codling; A.J. Hill; D.J. Smith; S.D. Simpson. "Habitat quality affects sound production and likely distance of detection of coral reefs." Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 516: 35-47, 2014.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Wide-area psychoacoustic correction for problematic room-modes using nonlinear bass synthesis." Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 825-834. November, 2011.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Visualization and analysis tools for low-frequency propagation in a generalized 3D acoustic space." Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 321-337. May, 2011.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J Hawksford. "Chameleon subwoofer arrays in live sound." Institute of Acoustics, Acoustics Bulletin, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 32-40. May/June, 2011.

Recent conferences

  • Durbridge, S.E.; A.J. Hill; J. Taylor. "The effects of distortion on the perception of loudness in live sound." Proc. Institute of Acoustics - Conference on Reproduced Sound, Moreton-in-Marsh, UK. November, 2015.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford, P. Newell. "Enhanced wide-area low-frequency sound reproduction in cinemas: Effective and practical alternatives to current sub-optimal calibration strategies." 57th International Conf. of the Audio Engineering Society, Hollywood, USA. March, 2015.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Subjective evaluation of an emerging theory of low-frequency sound source localization in closed acoustic spaces." Proc. Institute of Acoustics - Conference on Reproduced Sound, Birmingham, UK. October, 2014.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Low-frequency sound source localization as a function of closed acoustic spaces." Proc. IOA - Reproduced Sound 2013, Manchester, UK. November, 2013.
  • Harrison, J.; A.J. Hill. "A scientific approach to microphone placement for cymbals in live sound." Proc. IOA - Reproduced Sound 2013, Manchester, UK. November, 2013.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "On the perceptual advantage of stereo subwoofer systems in live sound reinforcement." 135th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York. October, 2013.
  • Hill, A.J.; K. Lane; A.P. Rosenthal; G. Gand. "Live event performer tracking for digital console automation using industry-standard wireless microphone systems." 135th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York. October, 2013.
  • Hill, A.J. "Music to our ears: The effect of background music in higher education learning environments." 135th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York. October, 2013.
  • Hill, A.J.; S.P. Lewis; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Towards a generalized theory of low-frequency sound source localization." Proc. IOA - Reproduced Sound 2012, Brighton, UK. November, 2012.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Low-frequency temporal accuracy of small-room sound reproduction." 133rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, San Francisco, USA. October, 2012.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Practical applications of chameleon subwoofer arrays." 132nd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, Budapest, Hungary. April, 2012.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Individualized low-frequency response manipulation for multiple listeners using chameleon subwoofer arrays." Proc. 3rd CEEC (IEEE Xplore), Colchester, UK. July, 2011.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford; A.P. Rosenthal; G. Gand. "Kick-Drum signal acquisition, isolation and reinforcement optimization in live sound." 130th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, London, UK. May, 2011.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Chameleon subwoofer arrays in live sound." Proc. IOA - Reproduced Sound 2010, Cardiff, UK. November, 2010.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Wide-area psychoacosutic correction for problematic room modes using non-linear bass synthesis." 129th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, San Francisco, USA. November, 2010.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "A hybrid virtual bass system for optimized steady-state and transient performance." Proc. 2nd CEEC (IEEE Xplore), Colchester, UK. September, 2010.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Multi-band low-frequency room correction with chameleon subwoofer arrays." EAA - EUROREGIO 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia. September, 2010.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Chameleon subwoofer arrays - Generalized theory of vectored sources in a closed acoustic space." 128th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, London, UK. May, 2010.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford, A.P. Rosenthal; G. Gand. "Subwoofer positioning, orientation and calibration for large-scale sound reinforcement." 128th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, London, UK. May, 2010.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Seeing through the darkness: Visualizing low frequency behavior in small rooms." Proc. IOA - Reproduced Sound 25, Brighton, UK. November, 2009.
  • Hill, A.J.; M.O.J. Hawksford. "Visualization and analysis tools for low frequency propagation in a generalized 3D acoustic space." 127th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York, USA. October, 2009.
  • Green, K.; A. Hill; Y. Morton; M. Miller; J. Campbell; "A real-time position, velocity, and physiological monitoring and tracking device for equestrian training." Proc. ION GNSS 2007, Ft. Worth, USA. Sept, 2007.

Experience in industry

Live sound engineer for Gand Concert Sound (Elk Grove Village, IL, USA) since 2003.

In the media

Awards:

  • Inspirational Lecturer of the Year (2015), Vice Chancellor's Awards For Excellence
  • Lecturer of the Year, Engineering & Technology (2015), University of Derby Students' Union
  • You're Brilliant Award (2015), University of Derby Students' Union
  • 18 of the Last 9 Young Alumni Award (2013), Miami University

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