I am a UK-based freelance audio editor, sound designer, programmer, and writer.
I specialize in sample library production for virtual instruments, in particular audio editing and programming in the Kontakt, UVI Workstation/Falcon and MOTU MachFive scripting languages. In addition to over 200 virtual instrument credits, I have contributed sound design to film, theatre, game, and website projects, for clients internationally.
I have been working with audio since 1999, when I mixed two shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I’m fluent in Pro Tools, Waves plugins, Audition, Samplitude, and Sound Forge. For graphics editing, I use Photoshop and After Effects.
I’ve also written and edited several essays and volumes on gender and sexuality studies, medical ethics, and science studies. I have given talks and training on these topics at various conferences and meetings.
Alongside my audio career, I have lectured in culture, media and psychology at universities including the University of the Arts, London, and the University of the West of England. I have also worked as a researcher in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, and for Palgrave Macmillan publishers.
PhD, English Literature and Media Arts (University of London)
MPhil, Critical and Cultural Theory (Cardiff University)
MA, distinction, English Literature (University of Sussex)
BA (Hons), class 1, Cultural Criticism and English Literature (Cardiff University)
How to Say My Name
“Iain” is the Scottish spelling of “Ian,” so begins with an i. My name is pronounced “ee-un.”