Simon Waite

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Music Technology 

Course Leader: BSc Sound Design

About me

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BA (Hons) Psychology (University College of Wales, Swansea, 1997)
MRes Music Music/Technology (Keele University, 2011)

PgCert Higher & Professional Education (Staffordshire University, 2014)

PhD ‘Singer-songwriters, Interactive systems and Liveness’ (De Montfort University, ongoing)

Professional Memberships and Activities

Musicians Union
Performing Rights Society
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)


Creative music software tools
Songwriting and composition
Music production
Music performance
Sound design for film and games
Guitar, bass, vocals, percussion

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

Noisefloor festival

Research and Interests

Interactive real-time systems for composition and performance

Selected publications


Waite, S. (2014). Sensation and Control: Indeterminate Approaches in Popular Music. Leonardo Music Journal (24). pp. 78–79.
Waite, S. (2015). Reimagining the Computer Keyboard as a Musical Interface. In: Proceedings of NIME 2015. Baton Rouge, LA.
Waite, S. (2016). Church Belles: An Interactive System and Composition Using Real-World Metaphors. In: Proceedings of NIME 2016. Brisbane, Australia.


Captain Yange (2008) Compos Mentis [CD Album]
ReVolition (2008) Here You Are [CD Album]
National Trevor (2011) Baby I’m Your Boy [Download Album]
National Trevor (2011-8) Various releases.

Presentations / Performances

Noisefloor Festival, Staffordshire University (2011-8)
MTI Concert/Seminar Series, De Montfort University (2012-7)
Code Control Festival, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester (2013)
Sonorities Festival, Queen’s University (2015-6)
Leeds Festival of Artistic Innovation (2016)
Innovations in Music, University of Westminster (2017)
Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield University (2017)

Current Teaching

Music production
Music composition
Music performance
Music software programming
Sound design


Simon Waite MRes, BA(Hons), PgCert, SFHEA, MIET
Staffordshire University
College Road
University Quarter
Staffordshire ST4 2DE
t: +44 (0)1782 294000
t: 01785 353717