Willis lectures in Creative Media at Belfast Metropolitan College. His career began over 30 years ago at the BBC where he worked as a broadcast and communications engineer. More recently he has been a trainer working with non technical people such as journalists as a trainer.
Our conversation falls into two parts. First it’s about sound itself, ambience, record levels, psychoacoustics.
In the second, we talk microphones and there are some examples of what a podcaster might use.
There are two versions of the interview one runs about 30 minutes, the other closer to 40 minutes.