Portrait of Dr Austin Moore Dr Austin Moore

a.p.moore@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472205



I am a Senior Lecturer in music production and sound engineering and the Course Leader of the Sound Engineering and Music Production course. I joined the UOH in 2004 as a lecturer and admission tutor before becoming a course leader in 2007. I have experience teaching modules that cover sound engineering, recording, mixing, computer composition, synthesis, sound to picture and film music composition. I have supervised many final year undergraduate research projects that investigated areas such as recording techniques, perceptual listening tests, the effects of dynamic range compression in music production, distortion as a production process, timbre studies with a focus on production processes and semantic audio. Before joining the University of Huddersfield, I worked at Manchester College of Arts and Technology (now merged into Manchester College) as a music technology lecturer.

I have significant professional experience as well as my expertise in education. For many years I produced, remixed and engineered various forms of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) at a professional level (started with my first commercial release aged 18) and worked with bands of different genres as a producer and recording engineer.

Research and Scholarship

I have a PhD in music production and technology, which investigated the use of non-linearity in music production with a focus on dynamic range compression and the 1176 compressor. My research interests include music production sonic signatures, non-linearity and distortion in music production, the perceptual effects of dynamic range compression and semantic audio

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Moore, A. and Wakefield, J. (2017) ‘An Investigation into the Relationship Between the Subjective Descriptor Aggressive and the Universal Audio 1176 FET Compressor’. In: Audio Engineering Society 142nd, May 20-23 2017, Berlin


Moore, A (2016) ‘The motivation behind the use of Dynamic Range Compression (DRC) In Music Production and an analysis of its sonic signatures’. In: Art Of Record Production 2016 Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, December 2-4 2016, Aalborg University, Denmark

Moore, A., Till, R. and Wakefield, J. (2016) ‘An Investigation into the Sonic Signature of Three Classic Dynamic Range Compressors’. In: 140th International AES Convention, 4th-7th June 2016, Paris, France


Moore, A (2012) ‘All Buttons In: An investigation into the use of the 1176 FET compressor in popular music productionJournal on the Art of Record Production (6). ISSN 1754-9892


  • 2013 Course Validation University of Swansea External Academic
  • 2013 Course Validation Bournemouth University External Academic

Research Degree Supervision

Current opportunities

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Teaching and Professional Activities

I am the Course Leader for Sound Engineering and Music Production.

I currently teach the following modules:

  • Recording 1
  • Recording 2
  • Computer Composition and Sound Design 2
  • Vision and Sound
  • Final Year Project

I am module leader for:

  • Recording 2
  • Vision and Sound