AES UK Mastering Section Conference 2018

AES UK Mastering Section Conference 2018

Date: 22 Sep 2018
Time: 00:00


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AES UK Mastering Section Conference 2018!



The AES UK Mastering Section Conference welcomes academics, mastering engineers, producers, artists, industry professionals, technology developers and equipment manufacturers to come together and submit abstracts or workshop proposals for consideration on a wide range of topics including:


Mastering past, present & future

Mastering technology & practice

Innovation in audio relating to mastering & post-produciton

Business matters relating to mastering & post-production


Authors are requested to submit a short Abstract. Abstracts of 300 – 500 words will be reviewed for inclusion in the conference programme. After the conference, presenting authors will be given the option to prepare a full chapter for inclusion in a conference book to be considered for publication with Routledge.


Authors will be expected to to submit a Full Chapter of 5-6000 words by 1st November 2018. Full chapter submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two referees. Papers must be of high quality, original, and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.


Abstracts and Papers should be submitted by Monday 9th April 2018 by email to:


The AES UK Mastering Section are also welcoming proposals for innovative and interactive demonstrations appropriate to the conference scope. If you are interested in being involved in any way please contact us at the following email address:



Conference Scope



Conference themes and topics include:


Audio Mastering: past, present and future

Mastering practice: human or artificial intelligence

Innovation in mastering and post production

Music consumer behaviour: the changing psychology and perceived value of mastering

Platforms for dissemination and sending mastered audio (watermarking, DDP etc.)

Mastering & mastering studio technology innovation

Audio engineering: audio and acoustics technology and practice in relation to mastering and post-produciton

Hi-res audio and future music formats

Online mastering, and new trends in mastering

Professional practice and business in mastering


Dates and Deadlines



Submission of abstracts for consideration: Monday 9th April 2018

Authors notified if abstract accepted or rejected: Friday 27th April 2018

Programme and all accepted abstracts available on conference website: Monday 14th May 2018

Early registration – Authors expected to have registered and paid by: Friday 22nd June 2018

Completed paper submission deadline for inclusion in Routledge book: Thursday 1st November 2018

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