For those interested in Jamie's recent research and publications for the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society and the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, feel free to have a look the the posters below. The primary research interests focus on how best to capture small and medium-size groups in ideal to less-than-ideal acoustic spaces while recording on location.

Born out of a need to overcome the difficulty of listening exclusively on headphones while working on location, as well as the dominance of headphone listening by today's consumers, Jamie has developed a four-microphone configuration called the Stereo Mic Technique for Augmented Ambience Gradient (or STAAG). This technique allows the recordist to make easy adjustments to the amount of direct and reverberant sound from an ideal microphone placement, capturing an improved sense of spatial envelopment when presented over headphones, while still maintaining quality for loudspeaker listening.

Starting with the idea in application, followed by research and development through extensive experimentation and subjective listening tests, this technique has come a long way since its conception in 2010, and is now being used by engineers in several locations across the country in temporary and permanent installations for stereo and surround archiving and broadcast.

Posters for two phases of this research are found below, and white-papers are available for both AES and ASA publications upon request here. STAAG microphone positioners are available for purchase by getting in touch here.

STAAG Phase I  (October 2012)

Presented at E-Brief 3-5 of the Audio Engineering Society's 133rd Convention in San Francisco, 2012. (See E-Brief)

STAAG Phase II (June 2013)