Mr Colin Heron

Job Role
Associate Dean - Student Engagement


Originally trained as an Electrical Engineer, Colin changed career and has worked for the majority of his working life in various roles on both sides of a mixing desk. As a musician, he played bass and sang in numerous bands and also worked in a solo capacity. Always intrigued by the technology the bands were using, another career sidestep occurred when he invested in a sound system and started working for bands as an Engineer. This venture expanded to include a studio to record the bands that he was working with.

In the mid 90’s Colin had the opportunity to train academically on a degree in Sound Technology at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Upon graduation, Colin came to Glyndŵr and helped to build the facilities and subject area. Colin is the Programme Leader for Sound Technology and specialises in live systems, studio design and studio recording. He is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society.


MSc Professional Sound and Video

BA (Hons) Sound Technology

Member Audio Engineering Society


His research interests involve system control and large-scale speaker systems.


BSc Sound Technology

BSc Music Technology



Recording Techniques One

Recording Techniques Two

Live Sound

Theatre Technology

Computer Music Programming

Impact of New Technology

Live Systems




HERON, C., 2015. A practical approach to teaching loudspeaker cabinet tuning and testing. UK 26th Conference: Audio Education.

HERON, C., 2007. A hardware solution for access to CAA for students with reduced manual dexterity due to acute neurodisability - A case study. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 11th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference : Proceedings of the Conference on 10th and 11th July 2007 at Loughborough University. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 279-288.