Simon Maisch is an audio technician, system designer, mastering engineer, producer, consultant, artist and musician, with a speciality in immersive and large scale multi-channel environments.

Originating from Hobart, Tasmania, he developed a fascination with the mechanics and manipulation of sound through exploring early sequencing software and investigating different approaches to fidelity, distortion, and reverberation.

After relocating to Melbourne in 2012, he completed an Ad. Dip of Sound Production at RMIT University and has been involved within a vast range of projects and events since, including Dark Mofo & Mona Foma; Melbourne Festival; Melbourne Fringe Festival; Melbourne Music Week; Festival of Live Art; various art installation and research projects within and outside of RMIT University; studio infrastructure projects and installation; the recording, production and mastering of records, cassettes, CD’s and digital files; as well as involved in music performance.

He is currently the technician of SIAL Sound Studios (School of Design, RMIT University), and currently performs music with Bitumen under the pseudonym The Werm.

Research Contributions

Co-author: Sipei Zhao – Research article “Configuring fixed-coefficient active control systems for traffic noise reduction”. Presented in ‘Building and Environment Volume 147’, February 2019.

Co-author: Sipei Zhao – Conference paper “A Method of Configuring Fixed Coefficient Active Noise Controllers for Traffic Noise Reduction”. Presented at ‘Inter-Noise 2017’, in Hong Kong, China.

Co-author: Dr. Jordan Lacey – Conference paper “Soundscape Design of Motorway Parkland Environments – Transformation, Cancellation, and Ethnography”. Presented at ‘Invisible Places 2017’, Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

Homepage photo by Thomas Andrews.