PODCAST | Francesca Raffi interviews Ben Shirley, Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at the Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford, UK.
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Ben Shirley is a Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at the Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford, UK. He led the VoIPText project developing text interfaces for people with hearing impairments, was Principal Investigator for University of Salford’s work in the EU FP7 FascinatE developing an end-to-end interactive future broadcast system and, more recently, the EPSRC funded S3A project investigating future object-based spatial audio systems. Dr Shirley is also co-founder and Director of Salsa Sound Ltd, developing live sports audio broadcast solutions. Click here to know more about him.
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