Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Cian O'Meara 

BA [Hons] Creative Music Production

I have always taken a particular interest in sound design for movies and television. The use of audio to enhance visuals is a key element of my research and practice. I hope to apply the practical and research skills gained from the BA Creative Music Production degree going forward in my career.

Artificial Crowd Noise

Taking inspiration from live sports channels, I was able to create a system with Ableton and MIDI controllers for real-time overdubbing of artificial crowd noise.

What is the role of sound design in professional sports broadcasting?

The objective of this thesis is to examine the role of sound design as it relates to sports broadcasting. Drawing on principles of sound design for film and current research into remote production models, the supporting artefact challenges the participant to perform the role of audio mixer for the 2020 FAI Cup Final football. A quantitative survey is used to support assumptions of the research, confirming the modern multi-screen experience of watching a match from home. Further research could examine how spectator attention might be managed using aural cues.