The programme for this year’s Reproduced Sound conference has been published. The conference title will be ‘Playing with Fire: sound for art, entertainment and emergency purposes’, and it will be held at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire on 10-12 November.
Since its inception Reproduced Sound has become renowned for bringing together some of the most knowledgeable sound specialists in the world in a friendly setting. This year marks a return to the residential format of many previous RS conferences, which helps to encourage networking between attendees.
Keith Holland, RS conference chairman, said: “The programme includes a wide variety of interesting papers, from practitioners, consultants and academics, along with a number of workshops and demos.
“We are particularly delighted to welcome Siegfried Linkwitz to the conference to receive the Peter Barnett Award, and look forward to the return of John Watkinson who is speaking after the conference dinner. The papers cover many aspects of sound reinforcement, PA-VA systems, sound quality, measurement, modelling and cinema sound and there will be an ‘Anti-Workshop’ on cautionary tales in sound reinforcement, where we anticipate a light-hearted discussion around particularly interesting examples of questionable practice presented by the expert panel!”
“The Fire Service College is ideal for our conference; it is set in the stunning Cotswolds and is conveniently accessible from London, the Midlands and the South West.
He added: “Reproduced Sound conferences have always represented the cutting edge of modern audio and acoustics in an informal environment where attendees freely mingle and welcome the sharing of insight and information.
“Over the years they’ve become firmly established as a ‘must-attend’ event for many people from a wide background in acoustics and audio sectors, from acoustic scientists to audio system designers, and from consulting engineers to venue operators, to name just a few, and this year’s conference promises to be one of the best yet.
“Once bitten, most of us come back year after year, to refresh our friendships and inspire our minds.”