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Professor Dave Fisher


Emeritus Professor of Sound Recording (IoSR)

Biography

Biography

Dave Fisher joined the University in 1984 as Senior Lecturer in Recording Techniques, and was Director of the Tonmeister Programme from 1984 until 2011. From 1996 he was Director of the Institute of Sound Recording and then Head of the Department of Sound Recording within the School of Performing Arts. He has always taken a great interest in student welfare, having been Warden of Surrey Court for over ten years, and the University's Deputy Dean of Students until 1999.Before that he joined the University, he worked for the BBC, both at Television Centre in London, and later at the Engineering Training Department in Evesham where he specialised in Television Sound.He is a Director of the Association of Professional Recording Services and was Chairman of its Technical Committee for over ten years. He was a member of, and later chaired, the IET's New Broadcast Systems and Standards organising committee.He is particularly interested in digital audio systems, recording techniques and microphone placement.Since taking early retirement in 2011, he has continued to take an active interest in audio education, and is currently leading a University initiative to build a digital archive of sound recordings made by Tonmeister students since the start of the Course in 1970.

My publications

Publications

Book Chapters

  • 1987: 'Radio Broadcasting' in John Borwick, ed., Sound Recording Practice. Third Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • 1987: 'Television Broadcasting' in John Borwick, ed., Sound Recording Practice. Third Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • 1993: 'Noise Reduction' in Ian Sinclair, ed., Audio and Hi-Fi Handbook (Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann)
  • 1994: 'Radio Broadcasting' in John Borwick, ed., Sound Recording Practice. Fourth Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • 1994: 'Television Broadcasting' in John Borwick, ed., Sound Recording Practice. Fourth Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

Separate Publications

  • 1993: APRS Technical Monograph Number 1, The Decibel. (Reading: APRS)
  • 1994: APRS Technical Monograph Number 2, Electrical Fundamentals 1. (Reading: APRS)
  • 1994: APRS Technical Monograph Number 4, Pre- and De-Emphasis. (Reading: APRS)
  • 1995: APRS Technical Monograph Number 3, Electrical Fundamentals 2. (Reading: APRS)
  • 1995: APRS Technical Monograph Number 5, Timecode Systems. (Reading: APRS)
  • 1995: APRS Technical Monograph Number 6, Input and Output Impedance. (Reading: APRS)
  • 1997: APRS Technical Monograph Number 7, Electrical Safety. (Reading: APRS)
  • Pending: APRS Technical Monograph Number 8, Electrical Safety Code of Practice. (Reading: APRS)

Conference Papers

  • 1990: 'Time Code Systems', APRS International Studio Engineer's Conference, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 1990: 'Audio Training in the British Educational System', APRS Training Seminar.
  • 1995: 'Audio Fundamentals', New Broadcast Systems and Standards, University of Durham, (London: IEE).
  • 1996: 'Microphone Techniques for Stereo Recording', Institute of Acoustics Reproduced Sound, Windermere.
  • 1997: 'Audio Fundamentals', New Broadcast Systems and Standards, University of Surrey, (London: IEE).
  • 1999: 'Sound Education in Great Britain', Le Forum de Formations au Metiere du Son, Bordeaux.