Previous AES Events

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16 November 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hybrid Talk

AES UK

Mastering in the streaming era with Ian Shepherd, Mastering Media Ltd

Zoom OR Critical Listening Room, Compass House, Anglia Ruskin University, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DZ

Online music delivery has changed every part of the music industry in
recent years, including …Read more

20 September 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

AES UK

The Italian Job: Hacking Synths for Fun and Beeps with Neil Johnson, Synth-DIY UK

Zoom

The SX1000, from Italian company JEN Electronica s.r.l., came onto the market in the late …Read more

16 August 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

AES UK

TV Audio Technology in Roku with Kasper Andersen

Zoom

This presentation will explain some of the ideas, methods and engineering that goes into obtaining …Read more

19 July 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Talk

AES UK

Immersive and Inclusive, with Leslie Gaston-Bird

Zoom

Immersive audio is a burgeoning industry where new and exciting career opportunities exist for audio …Read more

22 June 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

AES UK

The SP-1200: Drum Machines, User Sampling, and the Birth of a Genre with Dave Rossum

Zoom

1987 saw the launch of the E-mu SP-1200 Drum Machine, arguably one of the most …Read more

19 April 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

AES UK

Loudspeaker design, test and measurement: an evening with Geoff Hill

Zoom

Loudspeaker expert Geoff Hill takes us on an informal journey through a lifetime’s experience in …Read more

15 March 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

AES UK

Telematic Music Making – Live performance in the time of COVID-19 with Jessica Argo

Zoom

The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra have rehearsed and performed in the city’s Centre for Contemporary Arts …Read more

15 February 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

Cambridge

Music from nature and science: melodies, rhythms, harmonies from the world around and inside us, with Domenico Vicinanza

Zoom

AES UK, Cambridge Section presents “Music from nature and science: melodies, rhythms, harmonies from the …Read more

25 January 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Talk

AES UK

Procedural audio worlds with AES President Josh Reiss

Zoom

In games, films and virtual reality, we recreate the sounds around us, or create unreal …Read more

17 December 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Christmas Lecture

Scotland

AES UK Christmas Lecture 2021 – Inside the Black Box of AAA Game Audio

Zoom/City of Glasgow College Television Studio

AES UK Christmas Lecture 2021 – Hosted by AES Scotland Group
“Inside the Black Box …Read more

16 November 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online talk

Cambridge

Changes in auditory abilities following loss of vision by Andrew Kolarik

Zoom

Many studies have shown that blindness often results in enhanced auditory abilities (such as motion …Read more

28 September 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Event

UK

32-bit Digital Analogue Converters: Audio Alchemy or Real Engineering?

Online

Recently Digital to Analogue Converters (DACs) that claim to have resolutions of up to 32 …Read more

28 September 2021 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Online AGM

UK

UK Section Annual General Meeting

Online

Discussion and election of the latest committee. Current [Life] Fellows, Members, and Associate Members will …Read more

17 August 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Event

AES UK

Perspectives On Audio: Information vs Data; Fidelity vs Resolution with Bob Stuart, MQA

Online

Audio bridges science and engineering with the complexity of the human listener. If we are …Read more

20 July 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Event

South and South West

RadioMe: real-time radio content analysis and remixing with Satvik Venkatesh

Online

Automatically understanding the content of audio data is useful for audio indexing, target-based distribution of …Read more

15 June 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Event

AES UK

CANCELLED: Art of Listening in Music Production with Rick Snoman

Online

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
The most fundamental skill that all …Read more

25 May 2021 4:00pm - 29 May 2021 1:00am

Convention

AES

AES 150 Convention – Spring 2021

Online

AES Spring Show – 150th Convention opens May 25th
In a fully virtual format, with …Read more

11 May 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Event

AES UK

Improving Speech-in-Noise Perception with Auditory-Inspired Machine Learning by Dr Tobias Goehring

Online

For people who use hearing aids or cochlear implants to compensate for their hearing loss, …Read more

20 April 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Event

AES UK

Things Sound Engineers Need To Know About Audio Networking with Andy Cooper, Yamaha R&D Centre

Online

Following the transition to digital audio and discovering it was a bit more complicated than …Read more

24 March 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Online Event

Scotland

Avid Pro Tools Carbon with Simon Sherbourne

Online

Carbon is a new breed of audio interface and audio production system integrated with Pro …Read more

16 March 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Lecture

AES UK

Live sport storytelling with AI-based mixing with Rob Oldfield

Online

Live sports are notoriously difficult to mix and require a lot of cognitive attention in …Read more

16 February 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Lecture

Cambridge

Streaming synchronised audio over wifi with Brian Moller

Online

Streaming synchronised audio over wifi is challenging.  Streaming
synchronised audio to multiple speakers is very …Read more

15 December 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Christmas Seminar

AES UK

Bumpy Walls, Boomy Rooms, and Bonsai Bolometers: Diffusing Christmas Cheer!

Online - Zoom

AES UK Presents  Jamie Angus, Professor of Audio Technology, Salford University
 
We all like to …Read more

11 November 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Lecture

AES UK

Josh Hodge: “Audio Programming: What It Is, Where We Are, and Where We’re Heading”

Online

If your profession / field of study has anything to do with music, …Read more

30 September 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Lecture

Scotland

Production at Arm’s Length

Online

By Phil Harding, Dennis Weinreich and Melvyn Toms
The way that sound is created and …Read more

29 September 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Lecture

AES UK

Don’t Stand So Close To Me: Musicians’ Approaches to Networked Music Performance

Online

Miriam Iorwerth, Lecturer in Music, University of the Highlands and Islands
Until March this year, …Read more

08 September 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Online Lecture

AES UK

Transform Processing of Audio: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Online

Jamie Angus, Professor of Audio Technology, University of Salford
Processing audio via transforming it into …Read more

02 June 2020 9:00am - 05 June 2020 6:00pm

Convention

AES

AES Vienna 2020

Online

Europe’s preeminent professional audio technology event for 2020 will now be online.
AES Virtual …Read more

29 April 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Webinar

Scotland

AVID Audio Webinar – ProTools, Remote Workflows, Avid S1

Online

AES Scotland and Mediaspec would like to invite you to a Zoom webinar conducted by …Read more

20 December 2019 6:30am - 9:30pm

London

AES Christmas Social in London Date

Strongroom Bar, 120-124 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3SQ

AES Christmas Social in London
Date: 20th December 2019
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Venue: Strongroom Bar, …Read more

04 December 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

South of England

FROM BEEP TO BOOM: ADVANCES IN GAME AUDIO

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Solent University

In this talk Simon will drill open the ‘black box’ of game audio runtime systems, identifying the ‘objects’ in Object Audio and how they’re built and managed from psychoacoustic and signal-processing principles, grounding his explanations with practical advice and anecdotes.Read more

27 November 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

London

Diversity, inclusion and discrimination in Audio Engineering: perspectives from current research

Bancroft Building, Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS + Live streaming elsewhere

Diversity, inclusion and discrimination in Audio Engineering: perspectives from current research
Date: 27th November 2019
Time: …Read more

14 November 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting

South of England

What makes a great violin? How can we analyse violin quality?

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Spark Building, Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0YN

Audio Engineering Society – South of England Group
Palmerston Lecture Theatre
Spark Building
Solent University, …Read more

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

Talk

Midlands

Now You’re Talking by Trevor Cox

University of Wolverhampton

Join Trevor, Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford, as he explores the most exquisite acoustic source: the human voice. Read more

09 October 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Technical Visit

South of England

Weds 9th Oct 2019. Technical Visit to Naim Audio, Salisbury.

Naim Audio Ltd

Student Technical Visit: 
Weds 9th Oct 2019. Technical Visit to Naim Audio, Salisbury. 
Visit starts …Read more

02 October 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

North of England

In Conversation with Lucy Mitchell

Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, Baird Lane, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5GB

Lucy J Mitchell is a freelance Sound Editor and Dubbing Mixer for TV, Film and Computer Games living on the Surrey-London border. Lucy has been working in the Audio Post Production industry for 10 years and works on all genres and all areas of sound editorial. Lucy is a writer for renowned audio industry website Protools Expert, has both chaired and been part of panel discussions at BVE and The Media Production Show, and is a guest lecturer and workshop leader at multiple Universities and 6th Form Colleges. Read more

19 September 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm

South of England

Acoustic Measurements in Heritage Sites

Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Spark Building, Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0YN

The acoustic revival of heritage sites, studied in Archaeoacoustics, offers an additional element on understanding and accessing our cultural heritage. We can experience the acoustic properties of these spaces and reveal the sound of the past for future generations through Auralization, the audio equivalent to visualization. Focusing on the measurement process, several techniques have been documented on impulse response measurements, including the one stated on the ISO3382 standards, while measurement uncertainties require our attention for the accuracy and reliability of the obtained results.
In this talk, the process used to gather the acoustic data of heritage sites and how they are analysed will be discussed. Examples of recent measurements in heritage sites in West Midlands will be presented and their results will be discussed in terms of acoustical and musicological analysis.Read more

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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