Game Sound Design – in Vancouver

Over the water, the Vancouver Film School runs a Sound Design course. Join Head of Sound Design for Visual Media Shane Rees for an exclusive inside look at BioWare’s Edmonton campus, and interviews with the many VFS grads on the Dragon Age and Mass Effect sound teams.

They also have a blog –

The Lincoln Sound Theatre is open

[imagebrowser id=6] The Lincoln Sound Theatre

Officially opened on 6th APRIL by TREVOR DANN – new Visiting Professor.
This new facility is now ready to welcome students.

The brand new Dubbing Theatre comprises a large Control room with projected High Definition pictures and 5.1 sound system, a Foley room (Sound Effects and footsteps), a Commentary/ADR room and a computer room. We are running Pro Tools  with the Digidesign 003 control surface, with pictures front projected onto a suspended screen. The work started in September 2010 and we have tried hard to make it as professional, creative and practical as possible. It has kept myself and many others in the faculty, occupied for most of Semester A.

A big thank you to Matthew Croft, VC Mary Stuart, Sarah Barrow, and to Dean of Faculty David Sleight – this new build had their full backing and support, and I would like to extend a big thank you to them for that.
[Chris Hainstock]

Also hank you to :
Craig Bratley, Mark Aldridge, Andrew Armstong, Steve Kirby, David McSherry, Bryan Rudd, Geoff Thompson, Ronnie Fowler, Sarah Barrow, Quadrant, & Apple!

The bespoke desk built by Paul Dalton, houses the mic pre-amps, and headphone amps, along with Mac screens and PC screens. Audio Visual installation was by Quadrant, and employs HDMI and Fibre Channel cabling to connect the computers, tv screens  and the control systems.

This theatre will provide for the first time full sound mixing to picture to broadcast standards, and is a real statement of the ambitions of the Lincoln School of Media and University of Lincoln.

Radio One Broadcast – visit to the truck

19th Ocober 2010
Steve Richards, BBC Sound Engineer gave Level 2 Audio Prod Students a behind the scenes tour of the broadcast truck today – with all the wires, desks, software, hardware, consoles etc, we discovered that the final output gets sent out to air via 3 ISDN lines, temporarily set up by BT about a month ago specially for the broadcast.

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NEW RELEASE – Enter Dave McSherry – ‘Enter Calico’

Audio Production Lecturer David McSherry
has added to his extensive musical repertoire
following the release of the album ‘Enter Calico’

See Amazon entry

David, who is based within Media Humanities and Technology and lectures on Audio Production, composed the first track on the album which was released by the Clear Notice record label last month.

“Back in April (on April Fool’s day actually!), I was asked by my Twitter friend Kieron James if I’d like to contribute to a compilation album of electronic music he was putting together for his Manchester based label” said David.

“I’d not written any serious music for a couple of years and I thought it would help me focus some ideas together for one of my MA portfolio pieces so I agreed to write something for it.”

You can listen to David’s track U∂+ by visiting

The album is available via Amazon, Bandcamp and iTunes and an iPad app will be available in November.

David’s discography is available via