Dunstan joined Sound Space Vision in 2020 with experience in acoustics, forensic audio analysis, digital signal processing and audio engineering following positions at other acoustics firms and work as a freelance FOH sound engineer. At SSV, his assignments include consultancy support for the construction phase of Massey Hall renovation, Toronto, and Imperial War Museum, London, input into the acoustic design of Brighton College and North West House, Grangegorman, Dublin.
Music has always been an important part of Dunstan’s life. His experience as a sound engineer, as well as a performer playing bass guitar, gives him additional perspectives that are invaluable in deepening both his practical and aural understanding of the requirements of performing arts venues.
Dunstan’s areas of expertise include:
Room acoustics for music, speech and education
Acoustic modelling of auditoria and spaces for speech and communication
Sound insulation design and appraisal
Sound system design and specification
Environmental noise measurement including commercial/infrastructure noise, music & entertainment noise and live event monitoring
Digital signal processing
Forensic Audio Analysis
Previous projects of note for which Dunstan had acoustic design responsibility include Temple Farm Development, with a 5,000m3 auditorium space for speech and video broadcasting, and Citywest Convention Centre Dublin, a 6,000 capacity convention and entertainment venue. These are in addition to a vast array of residential, commercial, education and institutional buildings, such as Crawley Council Chambers, Exeter College IoT Digital and Data Centre and the former Saatchi & Saatchi site on Charlotte % Whitfield Streets.
Other interesting projects have included noise assessment from Silverstone Racetrack, advice on the positioning of Pershore Abbey’s new pipe organ, and full brief acoustic services with focus on room acoustics and sound insulation for luxury residential projects in Courchevel and Kiev, and the flagship Kotva department store in Prague.
Dunstan’s programming and digital signal processing skills have proved useful in carrying out forensic audio analysis, developing tools for analysing electronic network frequency signatures, tonality and impulsivity in audio recordings, and auralisation of acoustic environments.