‘Up your Output!’ 2015

Welcome to the third edition of ‘Up your Output!’ – the AES British Section’s event specially designated for Student Members. This event has one clear mission — to help students on their way to becoming successful working audio professionals.

For a second consecutive year ‘UP!’ will be held as a two-day event, providing a great deal of lecture content and enough time for interaction with out sponsors. Additional tech-visit day to the Solid State Logic’s headquarters in Begbroke, Oxfordshire, is planned for Friday the 6th of March 2015. Additional shot tech visit to Dolby’s Soho office and demo theatre is scheduled for Monday morning the 9th.

Please bear in mind that there are limited places available and registration is required. This event is strictly for AES Student Members and is FREE to attend. Due to many requests in the past two years, registration is open also to recent graduates (within 2 years of course completion date). Tickets are issued on the basis of ‘First come, first served’. As promised, registration was open in advance for students who attend ‘Up!’ 2014 and completed our survey. Regular registration will open on Friday the 23rd of January from 12pm GMT. Please visit UP!’s Eventbrite page to book a ticket.

NOTE: Please note that there are no tickets available anymore.

Check this page regularly or join the event on Facebook where the most recent updates are being posted.

Date, time, location

The 7th and the 8th of March 2015, Saturday and Sunday at SAE Institute, London, 297 Kingsland Rd, E8 4DD, SAE House building. Doors open at 11 am on Saturday and 10:30 on Sunday. Tech-visit day to the Solid State Logic‘s headquarters in Begbroke, Oxfordshire, is planned for Friday the 6th of March 2015. Additional shot tech visit to Dolby’s Soho office and demo theatre is scheduled for Monday morning the 9th.

For exact times please check the official programme of the event, which can be downloaded here.

Post-event social meeting with special guests and free drinks and pizza is planned for Saturday. Career advice and tech talk with our sponsors – all day long, both days.

Each lecture is planned to be one hour long with additional time for Q&A.


1. Tony Faulkner (Independent Recording Engineer, Green Room Productions): ‘Up your Input!’ – Discussion of microphone techniques, philosophies and psychologies in recording.
2. Jim Motley (Senior Vice President – International Sales, Solid State Logic): ‘Getting a job in the industry’.
3. Graham Boswell (Founding shareholder and Director, Prism Sound): ‘Evaluating the sound quality of audio interfaces’.
4. James Shannon (Senior Sound Consultant, Dolby Laboratories): ‘Film Sound: The Next Generation’.
5. Julian Storer (Founder, JUCE): ‘Noisy Coding’.
6. Dr Rob Toulson (Director, The Cultures of The Digital Economy Research Institute): ‘iPhone app development for sound engineers’.

Mixing and Mastering Workshops

1. Mandy Parnell (Mastering Engineer, Black Saloon Studios)
2. Barry Marshall (Music Producer, Musician, Educator)
3. Wes Maebe (Music Producer, Recording and Mastering Engineer)


SAE Institute London (venue sponsor) • Calrec (full exhibiting sponsor) • Solid State Logic (full exhibiting & gear sponsor) • Acustica Audio (full exhibiting and prize sponsor) • Prism Sound (full exhibiting sponsor) • PMC Loudspeakers (full exhibiting & loudspeakers sponsor) • Focusrite (full exhibiting & prize sponsor) • Adam Audio (full exhbiting & loudspeakers sponsor) • Dolby Laboratories (full sponsor) • iZotope (prize sponsor) • Meridian Audio (full sponsor) • Real Industry (prize sponsor) • Funky Junk (gear sponsor)

Thanks to all our sponsors for making key staff members available throughout the event in specially designated demo areas to demonstrate their products and discuss the current state of the industry with particular emphasis on job opportunities.

SAE Logo              Calrec Logo


Acustica Logo              SSL Logo

  Prism Sound Logo                          iZotope Logo

PMC_Logo           Meridian-Logo


Dolby_Logo_w             Realindustry-Logo-w


Focusrite_Logo_Black-w               Adam Audio

FJunky Junk Logo

Not an AES member?

Why not join the AES? Special discounted rates are available for students and membership costs only $39 (about £25) per year. For more information and to read about membership benefits click here.

Not a student?

Why not join us for our free open to everyone lectures? Those are held monthly by the London Group and on a regular basis by the Cambridge, Scotland, North of England and Oxford Groups. Please check this website for updates or follow us on Facebook.

Reports and audio recordings of the past lectures held at London Group Meetings are available under the Meetings→Meetings Archive section on this website.


We are unable to provide accommodation for students coming from outside London. However, the ‘Up!’ team has researched a number of hotel/hostel option in vicinity to the event’s venue and if you would want more information, please feel free to contact us on: students@aes-uk.org.

About the AES

The Audio Engineering Society is the foremost international organisation dedicated to the increasingly wide field of audio engineering.

In the sixty years since it was founded, it has provided the industry with a world-wide framework for the advancement of both the science and the art of audio.

Mission Statement

The Audio Engineering Society was formed with the purpose of uniting persons performing professional services in the audio engineering field and its allied arts, of collecting, collating and disseminating scientific knowledge in the field of audio engineering and its allied arts, of advancing such science in both theoretical and practical applications, of preparing, publishing and distributing literature and periodicals relative to the foregoing purposes and policies.