Events

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jan 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Deck, National Theatre

    New Year Drinks at The Deck


    The ASD's new year drinks party will take place on 9th January between 6pm and 10pm, at The Deck at the National Theatre. 

    Don't miss this great opportunity to catch up with the latest gossip from colleagues over a glass or two. 

    Many thanks to Jonathan Suffolk and the National Theatre sound department for hosting us.

    This event is open to ASD and Audio Cartel members.

    Pictures of 2013's New Year Drinks at The Deck

    • 13 Jan 2015
    • 14 Jan 2015
    • Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales

    Meyer Sound Seminar –Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization




    Meyer Sound are offering a seminar on Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization with MIguel Lourtie on 13-14 January 2015 at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Wales.

    This two-day seminar encompasses a variety of topics in sound system applications. Practical information on system design and application is presented in a real-world context to provide useful background. Theory and practice of line arrays are discussed, along with the tools for system optimization, including equalization, delay, loudspeaker management systems, measurement with the SIM audio analyzer, and use of Meyer Sound's acoustical prediction program, MAPP Online Pro.

    The seminar will also discuss and demonstrate important concepts pertaining to the use of subwoofers and methods of deployment that obtain optimal coverage and directivity characteristics.

    Cost:
    $200 (US)

    To register, please click the link below:

    Please note, this course is organised and provided by Meyer Sound and is open to the general public.



    • 14 Jan 2015
    • Theatr Clwyd

    Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course




    Sennheiser UK are running courses for new and existing users of wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems who wish to further their understanding of the area for the benefit of their career. There will be an Advanced course due to be launched later this year. 

    Sennheiser are pleased to offer a 50% discount for members of the Association of Sound Designers. A complimentary copy of the Sound Academy Handbook is provided with the course.

    The course is being run on the following dates:
    14-April-2015

    Learning Objectives:
    The day aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to operate multichannel systems in demanding live applications. After passing this course you will be able to use the basics of physics to plan wireless microphone systems for a particular application understand the specifics of wireless monitoring and be able to detect and avoid causes of defect. This will give you the skills and confidence to operate multichannel systems in demanding live applications.

    Content

    • E-Learning Module 1: Basic Acoustics & Electrotechnology:
    Acoustics, Decibels, Electromagnetic waves, Distortions

    • E-Learning Module 2: Wireless Mics & Monitoring:
    Choosing a microphone, Wireless microphone components, RF transmitters & receivers, Antennas & accessories, Choice of frequencies, Wireless Monitoring

    • Workshop 1: Antenna technology:
    To become familiar with the characteristics of various antennas with respect to rage transmission security, as well as how to handle antenna cables crossovers and boosters correctly

    • Workshop 2: Microphone technology:
    To select and position microphones correctly, and to ensure the optimum gain of the collective radio links

    • Workshop 3: Frequency Management:
    To set up multichannel systems with secure frequency management, and to become familiar with the interferences that occur when incorrect frequencies are selected

    • Workshop 4: Wireless Monitoring:
    Secure operation of wireless monitoring systems; frequency selection in conjunction with radio microphones.

    The Sound Academy's Basic Wireless Mics & Monitoring Course is accredited by Infocomm and successful participants of the course earn 10 RU credits towards the renewal of their CTS licence.

    Cost:
    £195.00 (Ex-VAT)

    Trainers:
    Andrew Lillywhite & Simon Beesley

    Number of Participants
    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 16

    Location:
    Theatr Clwyd

    Please note, this course is organised and provided by Sennheiser UK and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the Sennheiser website here


    • 15 Mar 2015
    • Sennheiser UK, Marlow

    Wireless Mics & Monitoring: The Master Class




    Sennheiser UK are running a Master Class course, designed for existing users of wireless microphones and in ear monitoring systems who have already completed the Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course.

    This intensive two-day course is based at Sennheiser's Marlow Headquarters and consists of one full day of theoretical tutored eLearning and one full day of practical workshops.

    Due to the practical nature of the workshops this course is restricted to a maximum of 8 participants. All participants will be required to bring their own laptop with ethernet port to be used during the course for access to online content and connecting to ethernet enabled hardware. 

    Sennheiser are pleased to offer a 50% discount for members of the Association of Sound Designers.

    The course is being run on the following dates:
    15-March-2015

    Target Group:
    • Persons responsible for the design & setup of Multi Channel Radio Mic & IEM systems
    • Sound Engineers wishing to expand their knowledge of complex RF systems
    • Touring Monitor Technicians
    • Senior Installation Professionals
    • Touring Theatre Engineers
    • Rental Company Technical Staff

    Learning Objectives:
    The course aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to design and install multichannel wireless microphone and in ear monitor systems in the most demanding of environments
    The practical workshops will consolidate the information from the eLearning and make it tangible
    After passing this course you will be able to confidently plan multichannel wireless microphone & In Ear Monitor Systems for demanding situations.

    Content

    One day of Tutor based eLearning consisting of the following modules


    • Intermodulation:
    Terminology

    • Gain Structure:
    Scales of Levels & voltages
    Level Design
    Application Scenario

    • Frequency Selection:
    Methods of Frequency Configuration
    Considerations regarding frequency selection
    RF Measurement Devices
    Extreme Ranges

    • Wireless Monitoring:
    Boosters & Combiners
    Range Optimisation and Transmission Reliability
    Software Assistance

    Day two consists of two team based practical workshops


    • Workshop 1:
    Configuration setup and test of large multichannel wireless microphone system including complex rf distribution and use of Wireless Systems Manager. Mitigation of interference.

    • Workshop 2:
    Configuration setup and test of large multichannel in ear monitor system including complex RF combining and use of Wireless Systems Manager. Frequency coordination.


    Cost:
    £295.00 (Ex-VAT)

    Trainers:
    Andrew Lillywhite & Tim Sherratt

    Number of Participants
    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 8

    Location:
    Sennheiser UK, Marlow

    Please note, this course is organised and provided by Sennheiser UK and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the Sennheiser website here


    • 07 Apr 2015
    • 10 Apr 2015
    • Orbital Sound, Brixton, London, UK

    Sound Fundamentals for Theatre




    Orbital are running a series of training courses in Autumn/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 which should be of interest to many of our members

    Sound Fundamentals for Theatre - Easter 2015

    Orbital's "Sound Fundamentals for Theatre" training course 2015 is taking place between 7th & 10th April, representing the 14th consecutive year that the Easter training week has been staged.

    Across the four activity-packed days, students are tutored in a wide cross-section of essential skills for theatre sound, with Orbital's Richard Carter and Bill Addison at the helm. Orbital estimates that it has now helped prepare more than 300 theatre sound and technical theatre students for careers in live entertainment – with students drawn from across the UK's leading drama schools, as well as many freelancers and the corporate sector.

    The training week is being held at Orbital's purpose-built Brixton training facility, with the course covering the following

    Core Modules:

    • Theatre fundamentals, key concepts and system elements
    • Audio processing, transmission and digital audio basics
    • Communication and video workshop
    • Sound design and production engineering for musicals
    • Radio microphone systems
    • Radio microphone fitting
    • Safety and rigging fundamentals
    • Electroacoustics
    • Speaker choice and venue calculations
    • Computer systems and controlling the show
    • MIDI and show control
    • Digital mixing
    • Networking and wireless control systems

    Date:
    April 7th – 10th, 2014

    Trainers:
    Richard Carter and Bill Addison

    Cost:
    TBC. For more information about dates and costs please email Alex Waddle.

    Location:
    Orbital Sound, Brixton, London, UK

    Please note, this course is organised and provided by Orbital and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the Orbital website here


    • 14 Apr 2015
    • Sennheiser UK, Marlow

    Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course




    Sennheiser UK are running courses for new and existing users of wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems who wish to further their understanding of the area for the benefit of their career. 

    Sennheiser are pleased to offer a 50% discount for members of the Association of Sound Designers and a 20% discount for those aged under 24 years. A complimentary copy of the Sound Academy Handbook is provided with the course.

    The course is being run on the following dates:
    14-April-2015

    Target Group:
    Sound engineers sound designers live events professionals students/apprentices sales people AV Technicians and anyone working in the audio industry or that wants a basic introduction to Wireless Mics and In Ear Monitors.

    Learning Objectives:
    The course aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to operate multichannel wireless systems. The eLearning is a vital component of the course and will provide you with a solid basic theory that you will need to utilise during the workshops. You should allow a minimum of four hours total to complete the various modules. These modules can be completed step by step at your convenience. This needs to be completed before you attend the workshop. The practical workshops will consolidate the information from the eLearning and make it tangible. After passing this course you will be able to use the basics of physics to plan wireless microphone systems for particular applications and understand the specifics of wireless in-ear monitoring.

    Content
    • E-Learning Module 1: Basic Acoustics & Electrotechnology:
    Acoustics, Decibels, Electromagnetic waves, Distortions

    • E-Learning Module 2: Wireless Mics & Monitoring:
    Choosing a microphone, Wireless microphone components, RF transmitters & receivers, Antennas & accessories, Choice of frequencies, Wireless Monitoring

    • Workshop 1 Antenna technology:
    To become familiar with the characteristics of various antennas with respect to range transmission security, as well as how to handle antenna cables crossovers and boosters correctly

    • Workshop 2 Microphone technology:
    To select and position microphones correctly, and to ensure the optimum gain of the collective radio links

    • Workshop 3 Frequency Management:
    To set up multichannel systems with secure frequency management, and to become familiar with the interferences that occur when incorrect frequencies are selected

    • Workshop 4: Wireless Monitoring:
    Secure operation of wireless monitoring systems; frequency selection in conjunction with radio microphones.

    The Sound Academy's Basic Wireless Mics & Monitoring Course is accredited by Infocomm and successful participants of the course earn 10 RU credits towards the renewal of their CTS licence.

    Cost:
    £195.00 (Ex-VAT)

    Trainers:
    Andrew Lillywhite & Simon Beesley

    Number of Participants
    Minimum: 6 Maximum: 16

    Location:
    Sennheiser UK, Marlow

    Please note, this course is organised and provided by Sennheiser UK and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the Sennheiser website here


    • 05 May 2015
    • 06 May 2015
    • Orbital Sound, Brixton, London, UK

    Mixing Musicals




    Orbital are running a series of training courses in Autumn/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 which should be of interest to many of our members

    Mixing Musicals


    Held at Orbital's purpose-built training rooms, programming suite & sound studio in Brixton, London the course focuses on the practical skills and theory behind best-practice FOH mixing requirements for modern musicals. 


    The students experience all the essential tasks associated with sound operating excellence, from basic mixing theory to working with the latest digital mixing technology.


    Mixing Musicals is far, far more than just another "this is how a mixing desk works" workshop - Mixing Musicals participant's are taken through every stage of the process – from the rehearsal room to setting up a desk in its base state, including the theory, introduction to why line-by-line mixing is so important, and what happens when you don't do it.


    Hand-on experience is an essential aspect of the course, which includes a trip to the West End for a behind-the-scenes look at real show and chance to talk in depth to the show's sound team.



    Places cost £199 including VAT per person, with a 50% discount available for students (NUS card holders).

    Location:
    Orbital Sound, Brixton, London, UK

    Please note, this course is organised and provided by Orbital and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the Orbital website here


Past events

10 Dec 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
09 Dec 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
03 Dec 2014 d&b Product Workshop
02 Dec 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
06 Nov 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
05 Nov 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
04 Nov 2014 Orbital Sound Training - All about Lake
31 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
30 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
28 Oct 2014 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
22 Oct 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
21 Oct 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
17 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
15 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
15 Oct 2014 d&b Product Workshop
14 Oct 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
13 Oct 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
07 Oct 2014 Meyer Sound SIM 3 Seminar
05 Oct 2014 Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor
02 Oct 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
01 Oct 2014 Orbital Sound Training - Mixing Musicals
01 Oct 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
30 Sep 2014 Yamaha M7CL workshop
29 Sep 2014 Yamaha LS9 workshop
27 Sep 2014 SoundPRO 2014
26 Sep 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
23 Sep 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
18 Sep 2014 AutoCAD for beginners
18 Sep 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
17 Sep 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
16 Sep 2014 Meyer Sound Mixing Workshop
16 Sep 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
16 Sep 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
10 Sep 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
09 Sep 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
04 Sep 2014 d&b Product Workshop
03 Sep 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
31 Aug 2014 The Summer Social
20 Aug 2014 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
08 Aug 2014 Computer Networking for Audio Professionals
31 Jul 2014 VectorWorks for beginners
29 Jul 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Overview
22 Jul 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Overview
22 Jul 2014 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
18 Jul 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
25 Jun 2014 Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
20 May 2014 SSL Live Console Workshop Session
19 May 2014 An Introduction to VUE Audiotechnik loudspeakers,
12 Feb 2014 Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
31 Jan 2014 Sound education
31 Jan 2014 DJ techniques
31 Jan 2014 Friday January 31st
31 Jan 2014 Music: Rights, Wrongs and Wherefores
30 Jan 2014 Audio Networking
30 Jan 2014 Beginner’s Guide to Computer Networking
30 Jan 2014 Thursday January 30th
30 Jan 2014 Source Oriented Reinforcement
29 Jan 2014 Pub Quiz
29 Jan 2014 Delaying and balancing a sound system
29 Jan 2014 Line Array Theory
29 Jan 2014 Wednesday January 29th
29 Jan 2014 Fundamentals of Acoustics
28 Jan 2014 Keeping the performers onside
28 Jan 2014 Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor
28 Jan 2014 Tuesday January 28th
28 Jan 2014 Introduction to RF
27 Jan 2014 How to Foley
27 Jan 2014 CSC for Beginners
27 Jan 2014 Monday January 27th
27 Jan 2014 Recording sound effects
03 Jan 2014 New Year Drinks at The Deck
12 Dec 2013 Association of Sound Designers 2013 AGM
29 Oct 2013 Perfect Panto Sound
06 Oct 2013 PLASA
27 Sep 2013 Introduction to Max/MSP
05 Sep 2013 World Stage Design
22 Aug 2013 Edinburgh social
29 Jul 2013 VectorWorks for beginners - RESERVE LIST
29 Jul 2013 VectorWorks for beginners
23 Jul 2013 AutoCAD for beginners
28 Jun 2013 The Theatre Sound Colloquium
12 Jun 2013 ABTT
16 May 2013 Advanced QLab
01 May 2013 PLASA Focus Leeds seminar: Creative Manipulation of Sounds
30 Apr 2013 PLASA Focus Leeds
18 Apr 2013 Basic Wireless Microphones and Monitoring
09 Apr 2013 System Design Principles
28 Mar 2013 Introduction to QLab v3
08 Feb 2013 Bose RoomMatch / Ahmad Jamal gig @ Barbican
01 Feb 2013 Using Ableton Live in Theatre
25 Jan 2013 Sound Design for Musical Theatre
25 Jan 2013 Using Radio Microphones In Musical Theatre
04 Jan 2013 New Year Drinks
11 Sep 2012 Recording Sound Effects
10 Sep 2012 Creative Manipulation of Sounds
09 Sep 2012 Sound System Delays and Zoning
09 Sep 2012 PLASA
13 Jun 2012 ABTT Show
27 Apr 2012 Borneo Brown and Sharon David Farewell Party
18 Dec 2011 Christmas drinks
28 Nov 2011 Using Ableton Live in Theatre
22 Sep 2011 source-oriented reinforcement - A True Story
13 Sep 2011 PLASA Social Meeting
11 Sep 2011 PLASA Launch
07 Jun 2011 Manchester Meeting


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