Previous AES Events

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24 July 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

London

Profiling Audio Effects with Deep Neural Networks

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

One traditional method of modeling audio effects, amplifiers, analog gear, microphones, etc. is to build a detailed model which emulates the physical processes involved. An alternate approach is a ‘data-driven’, ‘model-agnostic’ approach, in which a large amount of audio inputs and outputs and a machine learning system such a neural network is used to approximate the same mapping of inputs to outputs in a “black box” manner. Such methods have been applied to reverberation, tube amplifiers, source separation, and a host of other applicationsRead more

20 June 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Midlands

Threading the needle: Managing noise exposure and pollution while maintaining a high-quality audience experience at outdoor events – Dr Adam Hill

Lecture theatre B301; University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1GB

Title : Threading the needle: Managing noise exposure and pollution while maintaining a high-quality audience experience …Read more

19 June 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Scotland

Unlocking our Sound Heritage

Moving Image Archive - Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW

Date: 19th June 2019
Time: 18.30 – 20:30
Venue: Moving Image Archive – Kelvin Hall, …Read more

19 June 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm

London

L-Acoustics presents L-ISA-Live Immersive Hyper-real Experiences

L-ISA, 67 Southwood Lane, Highgate, London, N6 5EG

L-Acoustics presents L-ISA-Live Immersive Hyper-real Experiences
Date: 19th June 2019
Time: 18.30 – 21:30
Venue: …Read more

20 May 2019 5:30pm - 30 April 2019 8:30pm

London

S3A: Future Spatial Audio evening lecture and demos

Engineering for Health Building, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

S3A: Future Spatial Audio evening lecture and demos
Monday 20th May 2019. Engineering for Health …Read more

13 April 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm

Scotland

Theatre Sound Assembly

Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks, 210 Garscube Rd, Glasgow, G4 9RR

Register here: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/boxoffice-event/eventid/157004-Theatre-Sound-Assembly/
Ever wondered what a Theatre Sound Designer actually does? Well now is …Read more

10 April 2019 6:31pm - 9:00pm

North of England

In Conversation with Lauren Deakin Davies

Spirit Studios 65-69 Downing Street Manchester M1 7JE

Music producer Lauren Deakin Davies has been in music and in bands since the age …Read more

02 April 2019 6:30pm - 04 March 2019 9:00pm

Midlands

“The Black Box” of Game Audio Runtime Systems by Simon Goodwin

WH123 (WH Building - Performance Hub - First Floor) Walsall Campus Gorway Road Walsall WS1 3BD

Simon N Goodwin has been making games and audio tech for almost 40 years, with …Read more

27 March 2019 8:00am - 29 October 2018 6:00pm

Conference

AES UK

2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio

University of York

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.Read more

19 March 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South of England

Audio Definition Modelling in Broadcast.  Joint meeting with SMPTE,  David Marston, BBC R&D. 

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University, Southampton

The Audio Definition Model is a specification of metadata that can be used to describe object-based audio, scene-based audio and channel-based audio. It can be included in BWF WAVE files or used as a streaming format in production environments.   This talk will discuss the development and application of the Audio Definition Model, including the BBC Audio Toolkit.Read more

18 March 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm

London

Artificial Reverberation: Five Iconic Algorithms

Arts One Lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London 404 Bancroft Road London E1 4PA

Join us at Queen Mary’s University for a lecture from Dr Eric Tarr …Read more

14 March 2019 6:00am - 8:00pm

Midlands

‘Working as a Forensic Speech Consultant’ by Christin Kirchhübel

Black Box Theatre (WH Building) Walsall Campus Gorway Road Walsall WS1 3BD

Dr Christin Kirchhübel (BA MSc PhD) is a full-time forensic consultant in speech analysis. She …Read more

27 February 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm

London

Music X Architecture – Gestalt

Hogg Lecture Theatre - L294, Second Floor, University Of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Gestalt discuss their work interacting with space and architecture.
The different approaches they use and …Read more

13 February 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm

AGM

UK

Annual General Meeting and Talk by Ben Mosley

Department of Theatre, Film and TV, University of York

This talk will try and make sense of a crazy world where some people in hard hats in a big shed a long way away are setting fire to ancient remains of long-lost creatures in order that you can make a brew and listen to your favourite album. It explores the audio industry’s part in this and how education and awareness can help prevent us making a spectacular mess of a spectacular planet.Read more

13 February 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South of England

Developments in Auditorium Acoustic Design.  Rob Harris – Rob Harris Design Ltd

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University, Southampton

In auditorium acoustics objective science and engineering are employed to elicit subjective perceptions and emotions.  This lecture discusses the auditorium acoustic design of concert halls, opera houses and theatres, by one of the leading concert hall designers in the UK.   It starts with describing some fundamental requirements for audiences, performers and other stakeholders. Both scientific and other factors are considered. The lecture will then look at how the art and science have developed over the last 35 years.  This will include the use of scale and computer modelling, the paradigm shift of auralisation and the integration of architecture and creative digital audio.  The scientific and engineering responses to changing artistic and audience needs will be examined.Read more

06 February 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

North of England

In Conversation with Anna Bertmark

Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Anna Bertmark is a sound designer and supervising sound editor. Originally from Sweden, she has over 15 years experience in sound post production in the UK and has worked on films, TV-Drama, documentaries, commercials and XR projects (VR & 360 videos).Read more

23 January 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

North of England

In Conversation with Ellie Williams

Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Ellie Williams is a field Sound Recordist specialising in wildlife documentaries. She has worked for the BBC Natural History Unit for 16 years, first in Production then as a freelance recordist. She is currently working on BBC2’s ‘First Year on Earth’ series which has taken her to an ancient monkey temple in Sri Lanka, the wildlife-rich Samburu National Reserve in Kenya and the remote fjords of Iceland.Read more

22 January 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Scotland

Behind the Scenes at Celtic Connections

GCU Student Association Building, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

Behind the Scenes at Celtic Connections
Date: 22nd January 2019
Time: 18:00
Venue: GCU Student …Read more

16 January 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

North of England

Say what? How manipulations of object-based audio can improve speech intelligibility in multi-media

Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

This talk will present some of the latest research emerging from the University of Salford and S3A project into manipulations of object-based audio, in particular highlighting how this approach can improve speech intelligibility for both headphone and loudspeaker reproduction for multi-media platforms.Read more

15 January 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South of England

Automotive Sound, towards a 360 degree multi-content experience

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University, Southampton

The market of car sound systems is possibly the single largest buyer of transducers in the world, and surely it represents a substantial part of the market of audio amplifiers as well.   Designs already offer customers multi-dimensional experiences, with ceiling or headrest channels and speakers, but what is the event-horizon beyond which manufacturers are trying to look?   What will be the possible scenario once the debate about self-driven cars will safely land into a set of regulations freeing drivers from their (previously) necessary duties?Read more

14 December 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm

London

The Rise and Reign of Voice-Centric Media

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

AES London is delighted to welcome Kirsty Gillmore! Kirsty will be discussing the growing popularity of audiobooks, podcasts and other forms of voice-centric media from a sound design perspectiveRead more

12 December 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Scotland

AES Scotland Christmas Lecture – Game Music Bit-by-Bit, Dr Kenny McAlpine

Codebase, 8-10 Corn Exchange Rd, Stirling FK8 2HX

Game Music, Bit-by-Bit explains how interactive game soundtracks work. Beginning with the sound chip music of early video game consoles like Pong and home computers like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, we’ll look at how video game sound evolved from synthesised bleeps and bloops to today’s high-quality production tracks and deconstruct the techniques that composers use to turn pre-recorded music into something that is interactive, and that can be rearranged and recomposed in real-time.Read more

06 December 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Midlands

Sound Design in Our Sound Environment: Soundscape Design, Auralisation and Evaluation in Environmental Acoustics

Black Box Theatre (WH Building), Walsall Campus, Gorway Road, Walsall, WS1 3BD

This presentation gives an overview of how auralisation has been used in the context of recent soundscape case studies at the University of York AudioLab, with examples ranging from soundwalks to acoustic scene analysis and classification. The complete auralisation chain will be considered, from source measurement to soundscape monitoring, through sound propagation modelling, soundfield rendering, and the potential offered by new methods in immersive capture and presentation.Read more

05 December 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Film Screening

South of England

AES South and IoA Southern Branch Christmas Event & Social Film Screening: “Sonic Sea”

LT1, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YN

AES South and IoA Southern Branch Christmas Event & Social
Film Screening: “Sonic Sea”
6.00pm …Read more

29 November 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Scotland

Game Audio Insight: The Audio Systems of Murderous Pursuits

City of Glasgow College

Jaime will look into the game audio pipeline via Blazing Griffin’s most recent title “Murderous Pursuits”. The talk will cover some of the consideration that should be taken when producing audio for a game, and discuss some of the systems and solutions that were implemented for Murderous Pursuits.Read more

29 November 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South of England

Sound Design for ‘A Feral World’

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, The Spark Building, Solent University, Southampton

A Feral World” is a post-apocalyptic tale of survival featuring a young, orphaned boy and his friendship with a woman who’s desperate to find her missing daughter. Filmed over four years, we watch the boy mature into a teenager.  Sound supervisor Leslie Gaston-Bird (AMPS, MPSE) gives an overview of creating and managing audio assets for the 5.1 mix for this feature, which is scheduled to debut next year.Read more

01 November 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Technical Visit

North of England

National Science and Media Museum Visit and Talk

National Science and Media Museum, Pictureville, Bradford BD1 1NQ

Meet National Science and Media Museum curator, Annie Jamieson, to hear about our plans and ambitions for new sound-focussed projects, acquisitions and exhibitions at the museum, and to find out how you might help.Read more

25 October 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Film Screening

North of England

In Pursuit of Silence – Joint IOA and AES Event

Department of Theatre, Film and TV, University of York

The AES UK is delighted to join forces with IoA Speech and Hearing Group and the IoA Yorkshire and North East branches for a screening of the film “In Pursuit of Silence” by director Patrick Shen.Read more

11 October 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Panel

South East

Technologies in Music: How far have we come and where next?

93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

Join us for an exciting event as part of We Are Robots 2018! We are thrilled to bring to you an event combining a panel with four wonderful speakers.Read more

22 September 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Lecture

South West

Can convolution do realistic distorted reverberation?

Dolby Europe Ltd, 4-6 Soho Square, London W1D 3PZ

Can convolution do realistic distorted reverberation? Or how to create a believable plate reverb sound …Read more

22 September 2018 10:00am - 23 September 2018 5:00pm

Conference

South East

AES Mastering Conference 2018

University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

AES UK Mastering Conference 2018 (AES:UKMC’18)
Welcome to the UK’s first dedicated audio mastering conference …Read more

13 June 2017 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Lecture

North

An Introduction to Procedural Audio by Andy Farnell

An Introduction to Procedural Audio by Andy Farnell
Tuesday 13th June 2017
Southampton Solent University, …Read more

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