Portrait of Mr Christopher Dewey Mr Christopher Dewey

c.dewey@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472279



I joined the university as a lecturer of Music Technology and Production in September 2014 having successfully completed a Masters by Research. Building on the experience of working in the web design and computer games industry, I have spent the past decade working in the post 16 education sector teaching games production and music technology. I have extensive experience of working with young people who have complex learning /behavioural needs within both mainstream and informal educational environments. I have been actively producing electronic music for nearly 20 years, and have released several titles. I am an experienced live sound engineer and DJ and have engineered many events throughout West Yorkshire over the past decade.

Research and Scholarship

I am particularly interested in applying recent developments in human computer interaction (HCI) and data visualisation to develop alternative, more intuitive user interfaces for producing multi-track musical recordings. Currently I am using the Web Audio API, Web MIDI API and JavaScript libraries such as Snap.svg and three.js to create and evaluate novel interfaces.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Book Section

Dewey, C. and Wakefield, J. (2016) ‘Audio interfaces should be designed based on data visualisation first principles’. In: Proceedings of the 2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production. : Audio Engineering Society. .

Conference Item

Wakefield, J., Dewey, C. and Gale, W. (2017) ‘LAMI: A gesturally controlled three-dimensional stage Leap (Motion-based) Audio Mixing Interface’. In: Audio Engineering Society 142nd, May 20-23 2017, Berlin

Dewey, C. and Wakefield, J. (2017) ‘Formal usability evaluation of audio track widget graphical representation for two-dimensional stage audio mixing interface’. In: AES 142nd International Conference, 20th-23rd May 2017, Berlin, DE

Dewey, C. and Wakefield, J. (2016) ‘Novel Designs for the Audio Mixing Interface Based on Data Visualisation First Principles’. In: 140th International AES Convention, 4th - 7th June 2016, Paris, France

Wakefield, J. and Dewey, C. (2015) ‘Evaluation of an Algorithm for the Automatic Detection of Salient Frequencies in Individual tracks of Multi-track Musical Recording’. In: 138th International AES Convention, 7th - 10th May 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Wakefield, J. and Dewey, C. (2015) ‘An investigation into the efficacy of methods commonly employed by mix engineers to reduce frequency masking in the mixing of multitrack musical recordings’. In: 138th International AES Convention, 7th - 10th May 2015, Warsaw, Poland

Dewey, C. and Wakefield, J. (2014) ‘A guide to the design and evaluation of new user interfaces for the audio industry’. In: 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 26th-29th April 2014, Berlin, Germany

Dewey, C. and Wakefield, J. (2013) ‘Novel designs for the parametric peaking EQ user interface for single channel corrective EQ tasks’. In: 134th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 4th-7th May, 2014, Rome, Italy


Dewey, C (2014) Towards a new equalisation user interface for mixing multi-track recordings of musical instruments Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Research Degree Supervision

Current opportunities

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Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching interests include:

  • Recording and Production
  • Live Music Production
  • Radio Production
  • Web Audio API

Research Interests include:

  • Developing visually intuitive user interfaces for the audio industry that enable the user to directly manipulate graphical visualisations of relevant / key data.
  • Intelligent audio mixing tools and algorithms.
  • Digital Musical Instruments (DMI) development and evaluation
  • Big data in Music Technology

Current teaching:

  • Second year personal tutor for BA./BSc. Popular Music Production
  • NIE2286 Radio Production
  • NIE2285 Live Music Production
  • NIE2236 Recording 2
  • NHE2440 Individual Project