I have been working in live audio for around 15 years. My career has spanned theatre, music and live events. In this time, I have worked as a sound operator, mixing major west end musicals, as well as a sound designer, programmer and associate sound designer.
As sound designer, I have recently designed the premier UK and Ireland tour of A Spoonful of Sherman, which documented the life and work of the legendary Sherman brothers. This past Christmas, I provided the sound design for the renowned Hackney Empire pantomime, as it celebrated its 21st year. I have also recently worked with the National Youth Music Theatre, providing a sound design for their new musical Growl, which tells an alternative version of the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale.
As an associate sound designer I have worked with a number of designers, helping them realise their projects. Most recently working alongside sound designers Luke Swaffield and Emmet O'Donnell on Secret Cinema's immersive production on Casino Royale. I have also worked as an associate designer on plays, such as the west end transfer of Good People for sound designer Paul Groothuis, and on the Toronto transfer of Our Country's Good, with original design by Andy Smith.
As a programmer, I have worked numerous Secret Cinema productions, providing show control programming that links the audio, video and lighting departments on the production. These have included 28 Days Later, Moulin Rouge, Bladerunner and Romeo & Juliet.
As a software developer, I have released three applications, designed to assist live sound engineers in the programming and realisation of their work. The Audio Toolbox is an iOS application, which performs 8 handy functions, including various calculations, as well as MIDI testing and a QLab remote control feature. My latest project for macOS is panLab, which brings multi-point panning capability to QLab. Working with my brother Oscar Higgott, we have designed a bespoke algorithm to pan sound sources between any number of loudspeakers. I also created macroLab, which is a programming assistant for QLab, built for macOS. All three apps are available to download from the Apple App Store.
In addition to these publicly available projects, I have also created applications for private clients and provided one-on-one tuition on macOS and iOS app development. If you'd like to get in touch, please send me a message using the contact form.