Forthcoming Meetings

AES UK Mastering Section Conference 2018

Date: 22 Sep 2018
Time: 00:00


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

In Conversation with Emma Butt

Date: 24 Sep 2018
Time: 18:30

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Emma Butt is a Freelance Dubbing Mixer, Sound Editor/ Designer and ADR recordist. 
She has over 10 years experience in post production sound on a variety of projects from mixing documentaries and entertainment shows, short form commercials, short films and animations to ADR recording for dramas and feature films and sound editing experience on a wide variety of projects.
She started out her career in Screen Scene Post Production in Ireland where she spent 9 years. While there she was lucky enough to work as an ADR recordist on Game of Thrones, Vikings, Ripper Street and Frank with Lenny Abrahamson to name a few.

She was nominated for an IFTA award twice, once for animated series ‘Punky’ and again for the documentary ‘My Fathers War’ and she also received a certificate of merit from the Emmys for her ADR work on Series 5 of Game of Thrones.

In the UK she has worked at some well known London post houses before most recently deciding to step into the world of freelancing.

She is a council member of the Association of Motion Picture Sound Engineers and a mentor with the Media Trust on both their schemes to help young kids get work in the creative industries.

Some of her ADR credits include:


Game of Thrones



Ripper Street

Mixing and Sound editing credits include:

Swipe Right for Murder

World War 2

Treasure Hunters

MPS: Behind Closed Doors

Britain at War: The imperial War Museum

Please register here:


How to setup a recording business - Kathrine Axel

Date: 11 Oct 2018
Time: 18:30

Location: Leeds Beckett University – James Graham Building – Headingley Campus
Headingley Campus

Katherine Axel will be giving an inside look into setting up a recording business, running a pro-spec studio from home and working with a range of clients from various industries and across many genres. Topics will include client care, time management, rate setting and inclusive business practices.

Katherine Axel is the co-founder and manager of Valley Wood Studio, a boutique recording facility in Leeds specialising in acoustic and performance based music. In addition to working with artists as diverse as Jackie Graham, Jon Langford and Corrine Bailey Rae, the studio also writes and delivers music production courses and workshops at HE level. Katherine is a co-founder of Yorkshire Sound Women Network which was established to help address gender disparity in music technology; she also runs Pitch Up, a consultancy service dedicated to improving diversity in the music and entertainment industries.

Please register here:


2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

Date: 27 Mar 2019
Time: 00:00

Location: University of York
University of York

2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

March 27 – 29th

University of York UK


Call for Papers

Immersive audio systems are ubiquitous and range from macro-systems installed in cinemas, theatres and concert halls to micro-systems for domestic, in-car entertainment, VR/AR and mobile platforms. New developments in human-computer interaction, in particular head and body motion tracking and artificial intelligence, are paving the way for adaptive and intelligent audio technologies that promote audio personalisation and heightened levels of immersion. Interactive audio systems can now readily utilise non-tactile data such as listener location, orientation, gestural control and even biometric feedback such as heart rate or skin conductance, to intelligently adjust immersive sound output. Such systems offer new creative possibilities for a diverse range of applications from virtual and augmented reality through to automotive audio and beyond. This opens up exciting new opportunities for artists and audio producers to create compelling immersive experiences. This three-day conference will explore the unique space where interactive technologies and immersive audio meet and aims to exploit the synergies between these fields. The conference will include keynote lectures, technical paper sessions, tutorials and workshops, as well as technological and artistic demonstrations of immersive and interactive audio.

Deadline for papers is 1st October 2018

Deadline for proposals for Workshops and Tutorials is 1st November 2018

You can find the Call for Papers here.