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Justin Paterson

Professor Justin Paterson

Associate Professor of Music Technology
Academic school:
Job title:
Associate Professor of Music Technology
Higher qualifications:

Cert. Mus. (MI London), BSc (University of Dundee), MSc (Brunel University), DMus (University of West London).

Professional organisations:
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
The Audio Engineering Society (AES)
BRIT Award Academy Member (2006-8)
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Expert Community – Audio Working Group
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) FAR-Lipsync Working Group
PPL
PRS for Music
Research Fellow of Music Tech Fest
Biography:

 

Justin is an academic, music producer and author. His research has an international profile and has ranged from transient enhancement in multi-mic recordings through various papers on the musicology of record production, to a the AHRC-funded project developing interactive music playback via an album app with patent pending. Justin has exhibited computer art at the Victoria and Albert museum in London. He is currently AHRC-funded Principal Investigator for the project: The Commercialisation of Interactive Music.

Commercial research bid partners have included: BBC, Abbey Road Studios, Ninja Tune, MelodyVR, Warner Music Group, Digital Jam, Mixed Immersion, Blue Studios, Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, Vitensenteret (including its Planetarium) and halo Post.

Justin is author of The Drum Programming Handbook. He is co-chair of the Innovation in Music conference series and an editor of the journal, Perspectives on Music Production. He leads the MA Advanced Music Technology at UWL.

Research and scholarly output:
Books

Paterson, J. L. (2018) ‘Producing 3-D Audio’, in Hepworth-Sawyer, R. and Hodgson, J. (eds) Producing Music. Routledge, London & New York (Perspectives on Music Production). Publication pending.

Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (eds) (2016) Innovation in Music 2. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press.

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2016) ‘Interactive Digital Music: enhancing listener engagement with commercial music’, in Innovation in Music 2. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press, pp. 193–209.

Paterson, J. L. (2016) Mixing in the Box, in Mixing Music.  London & New York: Routledge, pp. 77-92, ISBN 978-1-138-21873-4

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2016) Interactive Digital Music: enhancing listener engagement with commercial music in Innovation in Music 2015. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press, pp. 193-209. ISBN 978-1-4803-9287-8

Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (eds) (2016) Innovation in Music 2015. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press. ISBN 978-1-911108-04-7

Paterson, J. L. (2015) The Drum Programming Handbook: The Complete Guide to Creating Great Rhythm Tracks. London, UK: Backbeat Books. ISBN 978-1-4803-9287-8

Campbell, W., Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2014) A quantitative evaluation of signal masking in summed and compressed audio in Innovation in Music 2013. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press, pp. 20–31. ISBN 978-0-9561516-8-1

Paterson, J. L. (2014) Wavefondler - a multi-touch interface for iPad to control audio on a host computer via a visualization of the waveform in Innovation in Music 2013. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press, pp. 67–78. ISBN 978-0-9561516-8-1

Toulson, E. R., Paterson, J. L. and Campbell, W. (2014) Evaluating harmonic and intermodulation distortion of mixed signals processed with dynamic range compression in Innovation in Music 2013. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press, pp. 224–246. ISBN 978-0-9561516-8-1

Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hodgson, J., Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (eds) (2014) Innovation in Music 2013. Shoreham-by-Sea, UK: Future Technology Press. ISBN 978-0-9561516-8-1

Journal Articles

Campbell, W., Paterson, J. and van der Linde, I. (2017) ‘Listener Preferences for Alternative Dynamic-Range-Compressed Audio Configurations’, J. Audio Eng. Soc, 65(7/8), pp. 540–551. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=19170.

Paterson, J. L. (2007) Phase experiments in multi-microphone recordings: A practical exploration. Journal on the Art of Record Production, (1). Available at: http://arpjournal.com/1803/phase-experiments-in-multi-microphone-recordi... (Accessed: 19 March 2013). ISSN 1754-9892

Paterson, J. L. (2008) Cutting Tracks, Making CDs: A comparative study of audio time-correction techniques in the desktop age. Journal on the Art of Record Production, (4). Available at: http://arpjournal.com/761/cutting-tracks-making-cds-a-comparative-study-... (Accessed: 17 February 2014). ISSN 1754-9892

Patents

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2015b) Cross-Fading Between Audio Files. Patent Pending.

Produced albums

Jackout (2009) Saturnalia (CD). England: Slam.

The Number (2006) The Making of Quiet Things (CD). England: Slam.

Conferences:
Conference papers

Toulson, E. R. and Paterson, J. L. (2016) ‘A new interactive music format for enhancing listener engagement with recorded music’. The 11th Art of Record Production Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 2 December.

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2015) Interactive Music: Past, Present, and Future... in Proceedings of the 138th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Warsaw, Poland. Available at: http://www.aes.org/events/138/tutorials/?ID=4413(Accessed: 16 June 2015).

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2015) Interactive Music: Future Listening Experiences in Proceedings of the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention. New York City, USA. Available at: http://www.aes.org/events/139/tutorials/?ID=4744 (Accessed: 25 February 2016).

Paterson, J. L. (2013) Free Improv - the hard way in Proceedings of the 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Audio Engineering Society Convention 134, Rome, Italy. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16695 (Accessed: 3 June 2013).

Paterson, J. L. (2012) What Is the worth of pre-DSP 'traditional' production values in the contemporary manipulation-oriented context? in Proceedings of the 132nd Audio Engineering Society Convention. Audio Engineering Society Convention 132, Budapest, Hungary. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16596 (Accessed: 19 March 2013).

Paterson, J. L. (2011) Creative abuse in time stretching in Proceedings of the 130th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Audio Engineering Society Convention 130, London, UK. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16567 (Accessed: 19 March 2013).

Mycroft, J. and Paterson, J. L. (2011) Activity flow in music equalization: The cognitive and creative implications of interface design in Proceedings of the 130th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Audio Engineering Society Convention 130. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16568 (Accessed: 19 March 2013).

Paterson, J. L. (2011) The preset is dead; long live the preset in Proceedings of the 130th Audio Engineering Society Convention. Audio Engineering Society Convention 130, London, UK. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16569(Accessed: 19 March 2013).

Paterson, J. L. (2011) What constitutes innovation in music production? in Proceedings of the 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention. Audio Engineering Society Convention 131, New York City, USA. Available at: http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=16575 (Accessed: 19 March 2013).

Campbell, W., Paterson J. L. and Toulson E. R. (2010) The effect of dynamic range compression on the psychoacoustic quality and loudness of commercial music, in Proceedings of the Internoise 2010 Conference. Internoise 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 2580–2588. Available at: http://www.proceedings.com/10940.html (Accessed: 18 November 2013).

Paterson, J. L. (2007) 'Set Phasors to Stun': An algorithm to improve phase coherence on transients in multi-microphone recordings. in Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics 2007. International Congress on Acoustics, Madrid, Spain. Available at: http://www.sea-acustica.es/WEB_ICA_07/fchrs/papers/mus-07-023.pdf.

Paterson, J. L. (2006) 'Killing Spillage': An algorithm to reduce microphone spillage and improve phase coherence. in Proceedings of the 2nd Art of Record Production Conference. Art of Record Production, Edinburgh, UK. Available at: http://www.artofrecordproduction.com/content/view/240 (Accessed: 19 March 2013).

Conference presentations

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2016) The Interactive Album App. Music Interaction Design Symposium, Birmingham, UK. Available at: http://integra.io/mixd2016/ (Accessed: 25 February 2016).

Paterson, J. L. and Toulson, E. R. (2015) An App for Interactive Music Playback. Music Tech Fest Central, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20 September.

Paterson, J. L. (2015) MTF Research Network. Music Tech Fest, Umeå, Sweden, May.

Paterson, J. L. (2014) Contemporary Approaches to Programming Drums in Proceedings of the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention. 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles, USA.

Paterson, J. L. (2013) Drum Programming in Proceedings of the 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention. 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Rome, Italy.

Paterson, J. L. (2013) The Art of Drum Programming in Proceedings of the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention. 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York City, USA.

Paterson, J. L. (2012) Drum and Percussion Programming in Proceedings of the 132nd Audio Engineering Society Convention. 132nd Audio Engineering Society Convention, Budapest, Hungary.

Paterson, J. L. (2011) Drum and Percussion Programming in Proceedings of the 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention. 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention, New York City, USA.

A museum installation

Paterson, J. L. (2017) ‘Get Inside the Music’. Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 23-24 September.

Research degree supervision:

 

Student

Role in team

Thesis title

Susan Thomason Second supervisor The Embodied Feminine and the Sensory Self.