PhD student, University of Surrey
Toby is a BBC R&D funded PhD student at the University of Surrey researching audio un-mixing, developing techniques for dealing separately with the different sounds mixed into broadcast material.
Toby’s research focuses on the use of Time-Frequency Masks to separate audio mixtures. The goal of the work is to find a way of calculating Mask coefficients that maximizes the removal of interferer audio whilst minimizing artefacts in the separated audio. Toby’s work has so far led to a conference paper and BBC R&D technical notes. Toby will complete his PhD in March 2015.
A live sound engineer since a young age, Toby has done live sound work everywhere from festivals to churches and theatres, and is a student member of the Audio Engineering Society. In his spare time, Toby enjoys photography and playing his guitar.