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Dr Mark Bassett PhD, MDesSc(Audio Design)(Hons), GCert(Teach), MAES
Founder / Lead Developer & Researcher

Zipper Noise® was founded in Jan 2018 by Dr Mark Bassett.

Dr Mark Bassett is an experienced academic director, lecturer, mastering engineer and acoustician, with high-level international academic management and lecturing experience in Australian, UK, US and UAE Higher Education systems. He is the Director of Academic Quality Assurance for the SAE Institute's Licensed Territories, and Senior Lecturer in SAE Australia's Masters of Creative Industries program where he teaches several postgraduate classes on programming audio applications within the Max software environment. Mark's professional audio experience includes running a successful acoustic consultancy business and working for over eight years as a Mastering Engineer at Australia's largest mastering studio, Turtlerock Mastering.

Mark holds a PhD and a Master's Degree in Design Science (Audio & Acoustics)(Honours)from the University of Sydney's Spatial Audio and Acoustics Lab, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (Curtin). His research in technical ear training and critical listening has been published and presented internationally. Mark is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society where he serves on the Education Committee, is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Queensland's School of Music, and is the Founder of Zipper Noise, a company specialising in audio engineering education technology.

In June 2020 he launched Audio.Education - an online forum for audio engineering educators.

For more information, please visit http://drmarkbassett.com

Our Mission

To develop audio engineering education technologies that are informed by research and industry-tested best practice.


Photo-realistic digital console emulation

A photo-realistic digital emulation of a physical console developed to help solve many of the challenges faced by today’s audio education institutions.

  • Photo-realistic, fully-functional virtual console with full signal processing.
  • Interactive Tutorial and Exam modes.
  • Industry-standard transport controls.
  • Main Mix bus recording.
  • Four modes of operation - Detail, Tutorial, Mix, and Exam.

SAE Parametric Equaliser Training

Apple App Store Top 80 Free Education Apps

SAE Parametric Equaliser Training is an OSX-based technical ear training application designed to teach users to identify the centre frequency of a parametric equaliser applied to any imported audio files.

  • OSX-based, distributed via Apple App Store.
  • 3,500 downloads within the first 12 months of release.
  • Over 11,600 downloads to date.
  • 5-star rating.
  • Ranked #80 in Free Education Apps in the Apple App Store.

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