In 1991, Sound Design Studio was commissioned by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales to create and install a unique soundscape for the third floor galleries at Hyde Park Barracks.
This soundscape project was designed and produced by Les Gilbert's previous company, Sound Design Studio based on texts written by historian Paul Carter. The soundscape was installed using Sound Design Studio DiAC (Digital interactive Audio Control) hardware. In 2003 Magian Design Studio was commissioned to upgrade the soundscape to the software that had subsequently been developed by Magian Design Studio from the original DiAC hardware solution.
Magian undertook to re-engineer and digitally re-master the audio tracks for the soundscape. The 16 channel soundscape sensors and audio equipment was also re-programmed to integrate with the Magian DiAC software which had been derived from the work previously done at Sound Design Studio.
At that time Magian also added new functionality to allow docents to interrupt the soundscapes using a handheld device, for the purpose of enriching their guided tours for visitors.
Convict Barracks Soundscapes
Hyde Park Barracks
Sydney NSW, Australia