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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Home/Project Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Broadcasting - Radio
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Other: Research

Job Duties:

  • Researcher
  • Mixer
  • Producer
  • Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist
  • Sound Designer
  • Student
  • Other: Research

About

I am a PhD candidate at Newcastle University. My supervisors are Dr Phillip McIntyre and Assoc. Prof. William Martens (University of Sydney).

My research project is titled "Hyper-compression in Music Production: the Creative Context of the Aesthetics of Loudness".

I enjoy researching and writing about various areas in audio, in particular psychoacoustics and the systems models of creativity in audio production.

Before research, I worked as a music producer and audio engineer for over 20 years. In the late 90s/early 00s got to a very high level within the industry in Australia working with many well known acts. I worked at major studios in Sydney for many years including Studios 301, Albert's and The Grove. My role in most of these studios was chief engineer and/or in-house producer.

Apart from the music production, I also composed music with another academic Dr Sean Lowry. We had a production company called 'Brandeluxe' and had music placed in a multitude of TV commercials, TV shows and Hollywood films.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

Awards of Merit
HiFi FM Awards
September 1988

Contribution to Recording
Newcastle Music Awards
July 1989

Nomination for Engineer of the Year
ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards
September 1998
The Whitlams 'Eternal Nightcap'

Nomination for Producer of the Year
ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards
September 1998
The Whitlams 'Eternal Nightcap'

Triple J hottest 100 #1
Triple J FM
December 1998
The Whitlams 'No Aphrodesiac' - Producer and Engineer

Nomination for Producer of the Year
ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards
September 2000
The Whitlams 'Love This City'

ABC Newcastle Music Awards
ABC Radio Newcastle
November 2002
Best pop release: Doradus 'Step Away' (Engineer and Producer)

ABC Newcastle Music Awards
ABC Radio Newcastle
November 2004
Best rock release: Atomica 'On it' (Engineer and Producer)

ABC Newcastle Music Awards
ABC Radio Newcastle
November 2004
Best dance release: Atomica 'Shadows' (Engineer and Producer)

Triple J Hottest Australian Albums of all Time #17
Triple J FM
July 2011
The Whitlams 'Eternal nightcap' - Producer and Engineer

Architectural Science Prize (Graduate) - Audio and Acoustics for Academic Excellence
The University of Sydney
May 2012

Deans List of Excellence in Academic Performance
The University of Sydney
May 2012

Deans List of Excellence in Academic Performance
The University of Sydney
February 2013

APA (Australian Post-graduate Award) scholarship
The University of Newcastle
December 2013

Education Background

University of Newcastle
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Communication and Media Arts
2014-2016

University of Sydney
Master of Design Science, Audio and Acoustics
2011 — 2013

Australian Audio Education Center
Advanced Diploma of Audio Engineering
1988 -- 1989

University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, 84 Distinction
1984 — 1986


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