Events

Upcoming events

    • 31 Aug 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Young Vic Theatre

    The Summer Social




    Following our hugely succesful New Year Drinks we thought something a bit more summer'y was in order.

    So we've arranged to borrow the Young Vic Bar and install a BBQ on their terrace, where we'll be serving up free food and drink on the afternoon of Sunday 31st August from 2pm to 7pm.

    Don't miss this great opportunity to catch up with the latest gossip from fellow ASD members over a glass or two, and a burger. 


    So we know how many Meat vs Veg burgers, etc. to buy, please register here and let us know your eating preference.


    Many thanks to the Young Vic for hosting us.

    Info on getting to the Young Vic



    • 03 Sep 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Electroacoustics Seminar




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a seminar on Electroacoustics

    This seminar is free of charge.

    The seminar provides a comprehensive guide to the principles of acoustics. How does sound propagate? How do sound waves combine? To mention a couple of the important questions that will be answered during this session in an informative and entertaining way. Attendees are asked to participate during the day to ensure that no one is left behind.


    Requirements

    The Electroacoustics seminar is suitable for all levels of experience and the seminar format can be flexible and audience led.

    The goal

    To gain further understanding of the principles of electroacoustics for sound system design and engineering. Discover how loudspeakers interact with their environment and how to achieve intelligible sound to every listener.

    Novices and students will gain new skills whilst those with more experience will enjoy refreshing their knowledge.

    Content

    The focus of the day is on achieving intelligibility; if you’re passionate about sound, then you want to get clear, intelligible sound to every seat in the house. Most sound engineers have a good knowledge of the electronic signal path, but are less sure of the acoustic signal path between the loudspeaker and the listener’s ears.

    We will

    • Further our understanding of sound ‘fun’damentals and help you to understand some of the physics through experiments and practical demonstrations.
    • Investigate system sizing: how loud does it need to be, how much headroom is needed and what system will achieve this?
    • Analyse addition and subtraction of sound waves and consider the drawbacks and benefits.
    • Explore what happens to sound in our working environment and the different factors that change it's propagation.
    • Define the parameters that constitute a well behaved (and badly behaved) loudspeaker.
    • Look at the d&b acoustics calculator and find out how it can help in your system designs. You will receive a copy.

    Along the way, we will take in all the acoustics and physics that you will need. We avoid the ‘chalk and talk’ approach; listening, practical experiments and reasoned discussion take the place of the blackboard as much as possible.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 20.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 10:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.



    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 04 Sep 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Product Workshop




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a Product Workshop

    This workshop is free of charge.

    In this workshop the participants are familiarized with the basics of acoustics, loudspeaker characteristics and design. The E-Series, T-Series, and Q-Series products are introduced, as are the d&b amplifiers, both in theory and with listening sessions.

    Requirements

    No previous experience with d&b products is necessary.

    The goal

    During this session the participants are introduced with the basics of acoustics, loudspeaker characteristics and design. The E-Series, T-Series, and Q-Series products are introduced, as are the d&b amplifiers, both in theory and with listening sessions.

    Content

    Introduction

    The day starts with an informal introduction that familiarizes everyone with the seminar presenter's and attendee's professional backgrounds.

    De-mystifying audio

    This takes a brief look at various audio phenomena, the knowledge of which lets everybody understand acoustics and to better comprehend how loudspeakers behave. It is followed by familiarizing the group with some basic principles of loudspeaker design and the influence they have on the directivity and frequency response. This session does away with complicated math and physics and lets the participants experience a variety of phenomena through a number of acoustic experiments.

    System reality

    Having learned about the inner workings of acoustics and loudspeakers in general, a closer look is taken at the d&b approach to loudspeaker design, amplification and processing electronics. Starting with a bit of company history which is followed by an exploration of the System reality to discover why d&b does things the way d&b does them.

    Introduction to the E-Series, T-Series and Q-Series

    A look at the features and intended applications of the three lines of loudspeakers, their strengths and differences.

    Hands on listening session

    Most of the afternoon is dedicated to actually setting up different systems out of the three Series. Everybody can experience how the loudspeakers and amplifiers can be handled and, most importantly, how they sound.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 14.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 9:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.


    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 09 Sep 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Remote Network Workshop




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a Remote Network Workshop

    This workshop is free of charge.

    This workshop is a guide to the d&b Remote network. Beside all the functions inside a d&b amplifier to enable integration into all kinds of reinforcement systems, participants will learn what to consider to make up a useful remote network. Light will be shone on all aspects of a network design, starting at the hardware and ending at the individual user interface.

    Requirements

    Participants should be experienced with the d&b sound system set up and management. The knowledge of Windows based computers and their usage is advantageous. Please bring your own laptop running WinXP (or higher) or Mac OS 10.x.

    The goal

    The participants should be able to set up a d&b Remote network with a meaningful user interface.

    Content

    d&b amplifiers in the network
    Detailed explanation of the control functionality of d&b's amplifiers.

    d&b Remote network topology
    Necessary hardware to set up a remote network. Description of the various network topologies and cable options.

    d&b Remote network software
    Installing and preparing the d&b R1 remote control software program on a personal computer. Practical session in programming a user interface with the R1 software.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 12.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 10:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.


    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 10 Sep 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Line Array Workshop




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a Line Array Workshop

    This workshop is free of charge.

    This is a down to earth workshop about the principles of line arrays. The day demystifies the general knowledge of line arrays, bringing this technology into the right perspective and to the real world. Questions like why and when do I need to use a line array will be answered as well as the principles of designing loudspeaker setups utilizing the d&b ArrayCalc software.

    Requirements

    Participants should be experienced in tackling sound problems and want to develop their knowledge of d&b systems with a special focus on the T-Series and V-Series line arrays. All participants should bring a laptop computer (WinXP or higher or MacOS X).

    The goal

    We introduce the participants to line array theory and the use of our ArrayCalc software that lets them plan line array setups as well as distributed subwoofer arrays. The participants will learn about T and V system specifics and will be instructed on how to use them safely for optimum results.

    Content

    Line array theory
    This theoretical session explains the principles of line array systems and their behaviour in a refreshingly non-mathematical way. It strips away the 'mystery' that evolves around such systems and gives the participants a good understanding of the real-world workings instead.

    ArrayCalc
    In this session, we introduce the d&b ArrayCalc software that is used to design d&b line array systems and distributed subwoofer arrays. After a short explanation of the software, everybody will practice the array design process on their own computers.

    T, V and sub array setup practice and listening session
    Following on from the line array theory session, participants will get the opportunity to listen and understand a number of different line array configurations.

    We also demonstrate our directional system subwoofers on their own and within subwoofer arrays.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 12.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 9:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.


    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 16 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • Yamaha UK HQ, Milton Keynes

    Yamaha QL series Workshop




    Yamaha are offering a workshop on their QL series mixing consoles.

    This workshop is free of charge.

    An introduction to the Yamaha QL series of consoles. Attendees are invited to bring along any questions, queries or topics they'd like covered.

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

    Book your place by emailing Wayne Powell

    This workshop is repeated on September 17th.


    • 17 Sep 2014
    • SSL, Oxford, UK

    SSL Live Console Operator Training




    SSL are offering a 1-day training sessions for operators on their Live mixing console.

    Dates are September 17th and 18th, October 1st and 2nd, November 5th and 6th 2014.

    For more information and booking click here.

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



    • 18 Sep 2014
    • SSL, Oxford, UK

    SSL Live Console Operator Training




    SSL are offering a 1-day training sessions for operators on their Live mixing console.

    Dates are September 17th and 18th, October 1st and 2nd, November 5th and 6th 2014.

    For more information and booking click here.

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



    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Swiss Cottage, London
    • 3

    AutoCAD for beginners






    Register for your place now, for free. This event is for ASD members only.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-day training session (10am–5pm) where Day 2 is a continuation of Day 1. REGISTRATION IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO COMMIT TO BOTH DAYS!

    No previous knowledge of AutoCAD is required! There will be no need to bring your laptop, as training machines will be provided.

    The training session will be run by David Ripley.

    What is AutoCAD?
    AutoCAD allows for accurate to-scale 3D models of spaces, objects and buildings to be drawn on the computer. It is used extensively in the fields of architecture, but also in theatre set and lighting design. The uses of this software in theatre sound applications might include designing a rig, checking its feasibility in the virtual model, and working out speaker coverage.

    Example Course Content
    • The AutoCAD Interface
    • Drawing Tools
    • Lines, Circle and Arcs
    • Polylines, Rectangles and Splines
    • Construction Lines and Rays 
Modifying Objects
    • Erase, Move, Copy and Mirror
    • Offset, Chamfer and Fillet Array
    • Stretch and Scale
Single Line Text
    • Text Styles 
Dimensioning
    • Dimension Styles 
Blocks
    • Attributes
    • Design Center and creating libraries 
Plotting from Model Space
    • Plotting from Layouts
    • Creating Title Blocks 
Layers and Properties
    • Depending on class progress 
Overview of basic 3D work

    More about AutoCAD can be found here.

    We would like to thank The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for generously making their AutoCAD suite available to the ASD for this training session.



    • 23 Sep 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • Yamaha UK HQ, Milton Keynes

    Yamaha QL series Workshop




    Yamaha are offering a workshop on their QL series mixing consoles.

    This workshop is free of charge.

    An introduction to the Yamaha QL series of consoles. Attendees are invited to bring along any questions, queries or topics they'd like covered.

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

    Book your place by emailing Wayne Powell

    This workshop is repeated on September 24th.


    • 27 Sep 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Ealing Town Hall, Ealing, London, UK

    SoundPRO 2014




    The Institute of Professional Sound, The Association of Motion Picture Sound & The Association of Professional Recording Services are once more jointly promoting SoundPRO 2014, which this year has moved into Ealing, West London.

    Visiting SoundPRO 2104 is FREE if you pre-register at

    http://soundpro2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=asd

    It is the same popular professional business and networking event with an Expo area where many manufacturers, distributors, dealers and service providers will display their equipment service offerings and meet users and customers in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Date and Venue:
    The venue is Ealing Town Hall on Saturday the 27th of September 2014 from 11:30 until 17:30. Fuller details and other information available under the pre-booking link above.



    Please note, this course is organised and provided by The Institute of Professional Sound, The Association of Motion Picture Sound & The Association of Professional Recording Services and is open to the general public.


    • 29 Sep 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Yamaha UK HQ, Milton Keynes

    Yamaha LS9 Workshop




    Yamaha are offering a workshop on their LS9 mixing console.

    This workshop is free of charge.

    An introduction to the Yamaha LS9 console. Attendees are invited to bring along any questions, queries or topics they'd like covered.

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

    Book your place by emailing Wayne Powell


    • 30 Sep 2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • Yamaha UK HQ, Milton Keynes

    Yamaha M7CL Workshop




    Yamaha are offering a workshop on their M7CL mixing console.

    This workshop is free of charge.

    An introduction to the Yamaha M7CL console. Attendees are invited to bring along any questions, queries or topics they'd like covered.

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

    Book your place by emailing Wayne Powell


    • 01 Oct 2014
    • SSL, Oxford, UK

    SSL Live Console Operator Training




    SSL are offering a 1-day training sessions for operators on their Live mixing console.

    Dates are September 17th and 18th, October 1st and 2nd, November 5th and 6th 2014.

    For more information and booking click here.

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



    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 02 Oct 2014
    • 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


    • 02 Oct 2014
    • SSL, Oxford, UK

    SSL Live Console Operator Training




    SSL are offering a 1-day training sessions for operators on their Live mixing console.

    Dates are September 17th and 18th, October 1st and 2nd, November 5th and 6th 2014.

    For more information and booking click here.

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



    • 05 Oct 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • PLASA, Excel

    Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor




    A practical demonstration of wireless mic dressing - how to hide them, dress them, colour them.

    Long hair, short hair, glasses, hats, wigs, completely nude. Over the ear, under the ear, in the hair, on the cheek. Hip, groin, small of the back. Micropore, Transpor, Tegaderm, Hapla band, Zinc Oxide.

    This seminar will look at the many different options for mounting a mic and transmitter on an actor, and the different sonic characteristics of each.

    Led by Zoe Milton.

    Registration for this seminar is via the PLASA website. The travel assistance scheme does not apply to this seminar.


    Terms and Conditions


    Please note, the ASD reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

    All events will be filmed and photographed - your presence confirms your permission for the ASD to use any images or recordings of you in our publicity materials and seminar archive.

    The ASD does not accept responsibility for anyone acting as a result of information or views expressed on its training courses including course material. Opinions expressed are those of individual trainers and not necessarily those of the ASD. Participants should take professional advice when dealing with specific situations.
    • 13 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM
    • Yamaha UK HQ, Milton Keynes

    Yamaha QL series Workshop




    Yamaha are offering a workshop on their QL series mixing consoles.

    This workshop is free of charge.

    An introduction to the Yamaha QL series of consoles. Attendees are invited to bring along any questions, queries or topics they'd like covered.

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

    Book your place by emailing Wayne Powell

    This workshop is repeated on October 14th.


    • 14 Oct 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Electroacoustics Seminar





    d&b audiotechnik are offering a seminar on Electroacoustics

    This seminar is free of charge.

    The seminar provides a comprehensive guide to the principles of acoustics. How does sound propagate? How do sound waves combine? To mention a couple of the important questions that will be answered during this session in an informative and entertaining way. Attendees are asked to participate during the day to ensure that no one is left behind.


    Requirements

    The Electroacoustics seminar is suitable for all levels of experience and the seminar format can be flexible and audience led.

    The goal

    To gain further understanding of the principles of electroacoustics for sound system design and engineering. Discover how loudspeakers interact with their environment and how to achieve intelligible sound to every listener.

    Novices and students will gain new skills whilst those with more experience will enjoy refreshing their knowledge.

    Content

    The focus of the day is on achieving intelligibility; if you’re passionate about sound, then you want to get clear, intelligible sound to every seat in the house. Most sound engineers have a good knowledge of the electronic signal path, but are less sure of the acoustic signal path between the loudspeaker and the listener’s ears.

    We will

    • Further our understanding of sound ‘fun’damentals and help you to understand some of the physics through experiments and practical demonstrations.
    • Investigate system sizing: how loud does it need to be, how much headroom is needed and what system will achieve this?
    • Analyse addition and subtraction of sound waves and consider the drawbacks and benefits.
    • Explore what happens to sound in our working environment and the different factors that change it's propagation.
    • Define the parameters that constitute a well behaved (and badly behaved) loudspeaker.
    • Look at the d&b acoustics calculator and find out how it can help in your system designs. You will receive a copy.

    Along the way, we will take in all the acoustics and physics that you will need. We avoid the ‘chalk and talk’ approach; listening, practical experiments and reasoned discussion take the place of the blackboard as much as possible.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 20.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 10:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.



    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 15 Oct 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Product Workshop




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a Product Workshop

    This workshop is free of charge.

    In this workshop the participants are familiarized with the basics of acoustics, loudspeaker characteristics and design. The E-Series, T-Series, and Q-Series products are introduced, as are the d&b amplifiers, both in theory and with listening sessions.

    Requirements

    No previous experience with d&b products is necessary.

    The goal

    During this session the participants are introduced with the basics of acoustics, loudspeaker characteristics and design. The E-Series, T-Series, and Q-Series products are introduced, as are the d&b amplifiers, both in theory and with listening sessions.

    Content

    Introduction

    The day starts with an informal introduction that familiarizes everyone with the seminar presenter's and attendee's professional backgrounds.

    De-mystifying audio

    This takes a brief look at various audio phenomena, the knowledge of which lets everybody understand acoustics and to better comprehend how loudspeakers behave. It is followed by familiarizing the group with some basic principles of loudspeaker design and the influence they have on the directivity and frequency response. This session does away with complicated math and physics and lets the participants experience a variety of phenomena through a number of acoustic experiments.

    System reality

    Having learned about the inner workings of acoustics and loudspeakers in general, a closer look is taken at the d&b approach to loudspeaker design, amplification and processing electronics. Starting with a bit of company history which is followed by an exploration of the System reality to discover why d&b does things the way d&b does them.

    Introduction to the E-Series, T-Series and Q-Series

    A look at the features and intended applications of the three lines of loudspeakers, their strengths and differences.

    Hands on listening session

    Most of the afternoon is dedicated to actually setting up different systems out of the three Series. Everybody can experience how the loudspeakers and amplifiers can be handled and, most importantly, how they sound.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 14.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 9:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.


    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 21 Oct 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Remote Network Workshop




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a Remote Network Workshop

    This workshop is free of charge.

    This workshop is a guide to the d&b Remote network. Beside all the functions inside a d&b amplifier to enable integration into all kinds of reinforcement systems, participants will learn what to consider to make up a useful remote network. Light will be shone on all aspects of a network design, starting at the hardware and ending at the individual user interface.

    Requirements

    Participants should be experienced with the d&b sound system set up and management. The knowledge of Windows based computers and their usage is advantageous. Please bring your own laptop running WinXP (or higher) or Mac OS 10.x.

    The goal

    The participants should be able to set up a d&b Remote network with a meaningful user interface.

    Content

    d&b amplifiers in the network
    Detailed explanation of the control functionality of d&b's amplifiers.

    d&b Remote network topology
    Necessary hardware to set up a remote network. Description of the various network topologies and cable options.

    d&b Remote network software
    Installing and preparing the d&b R1 remote control software program on a personal computer. Practical session in programming a user interface with the R1 software.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 12.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 10:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.


    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 22 Oct 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • d&b audiotechnik UK, Nailsworth

    d&b Line Array Workshop




    d&b audiotechnik are offering a Line Array Workshop

    This workshop is free of charge.

    This is a down to earth workshop about the principles of line arrays. The day demystifies the general knowledge of line arrays, bringing this technology into the right perspective and to the real world. Questions like why and when do I need to use a line array will be answered as well as the principles of designing loudspeaker setups utilizing the d&b ArrayCalc software.

    Requirements

    Participants should be experienced in tackling sound problems and want to develop their knowledge of d&b systems with a special focus on the T-Series and V-Series line arrays. All participants should bring a laptop computer (WinXP or higher or MacOS X).

    The goal

    We introduce the participants to line array theory and the use of our ArrayCalc software that lets them plan line array setups as well as distributed subwoofer arrays. The participants will learn about T and V system specifics and will be instructed on how to use them safely for optimum results.

    Content

    Line array theory
    This theoretical session explains the principles of line array systems and their behaviour in a refreshingly non-mathematical way. It strips away the 'mystery' that evolves around such systems and gives the participants a good understanding of the real-world workings instead.

    ArrayCalc
    In this session, we introduce the d&b ArrayCalc software that is used to design d&b line array systems and distributed subwoofer arrays. After a short explanation of the software, everybody will practice the array design process on their own computers.

    T, V and sub array setup practice and listening session
    Following on from the line array theory session, participants will get the opportunity to listen and understand a number of different line array configurations.

    We also demonstrate our directional system subwoofers on their own and within subwoofer arrays.

    Method

    The workshop or seminar content is conveyed in a format that encourages the participants to play an active role, for example exchanging experiences or using practical examples.

    Number of participants

    Maximum 12.

    Cost

    Free of charge.

    Duration

    One day.

    From 9:30 to 17:30.

    Location

    d&b audiotechnik GB,
    Nailsworth Mills Estate,
    Avening Road, Nailsworth, Stroud
    GL6 0BS
    Great Britain.

    Documentation

    Relevant documentation such as Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away.

    Certification

    Every participant is presented with a certificate at the end of the event in which they have taken part.


    Please note, this course is organised and provided by d&b audiotechnik and is open to the general public.

    Book your place via the d&b website here


    • 28 Oct 2014
    • 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:
    25-June-2014
    20-August-2014
    28-October-2014

    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 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:
    Sennheiser UK

    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 Nov 2014
    • SSL, Oxford, UK

    SSL Live Console Operator Training




    SSL are offering a 1-day training sessions for operators on their Live mixing console.

    Dates are September 17th and 18th, October 1st and 2nd, November 5th and 6th 2014.

    For more information and booking click here.

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



    • 06 Nov 2014
    • SSL, Oxford, UK

    SSL Live Console Operator Training




    SSL are offering a 1-day training sessions for operators on their Live mixing console.

    Dates are September 17th and 18th, October 1st and 2nd, November 5th and 6th 2014.

    For more information and booking click here.

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



    • 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


    • 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

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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