Simon Maisch is an audio technician, systems designer, consultant, live and studio sound engineer, sound artist and musician.

Originally from Hobart, Tasmania, he gained an interest in audio through using early sequencing programs, becoming particularly fascinated with drum machines, distortion, and reverberation. This transitioned into recording his own and other local bands within the music community of Hobart.

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 audio 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 RMIT University; studio infrastructure projects and installation; the production and mastering of records, cassettes, CD’s and digital files; and music performance.

He is currently the audio technician in SIAL Sound Studios (School of Design, RMIT University) as well as an in-house recording engineer at Magnet Studios, Coburg.

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.