David Michael McDonald

Pronouns: he/him

David McDonald is a creative sound designer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), in Sydney, Australia. He has worked in a range of technological disciplines with specialists in science, arts, news and history across content platforms including terrestrial and digital radio stations, podcasts, TV and apps. Recently, David has been working with Microsoft on the ABC’s machine-learning generated synthetic voice, and using LLMs to generate aural weather reports for radio. He is passionate about the power of audio in all forms to tell stories and communicate emotion and relishes the opportunity to experiment and collaborate with artists on new ways to envisage the future.