Dr Chris Hummersone

Lecturer in Sound Recording, MSR Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1483 686167
05 BC 03



I graduated from the Tonmeister course in June 2007 and joined the IoSR as a research student in October 2007. I completed my thesis, entitled "A Psychoacoustic Engineering Approach to Machine Sound Source Separation in Reverberant Environments", in September 2010 and joined the IoSR as a lecturer in October 2010. In my spare time I enjoy playing the saxophone, cycling and running, having completed the London Marathon in 2007 and 2012.

Research interests

My research interests include modelling the precedence effect and binaural localisation, audio quality in time-frequency processing, computational auditory scene analysis, and machine listening for the automated evaluation of audio quality.


My teaching duties include:

  • Year 1 Acoustics and Computer Audio Systems
  • Year 3 Audio Programming
  • Year 3 Technical Project (Audio Research Seminars)

I have previously taught:

  • Year 1 Technical Ear Training
  • Year 2/3 Video Engineering

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Departmental duties

I am the Admissions Officer for the Tonmeister programme.


Some of the software I have written, and other digital resources, are available from the IoSR Software webpage. My Mathworks profile contains a number of Matlab functions related to acoustics, signal processing, plotting, and statistics.