Audio Engineering Society launches Leeds group

Specialist sound engineers and academics from the region will be regular visitors to the School of Music when it hosts a new group of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the first in the north.

"The AES is a learned society with over 14,000 members worldwide and is the only professional organisation devoted to audio technology," says Kerry-Anne Kubisa, Studio and Recording Technician. "The society brings together people within the audio industry as well as students and academics. Through events such as lectures, technical demonstrations and equipment exhibitions, members network and develop their knowledge, and share ideas and information with like-minded audio professionals."

Kerry-Anne approached the AES UK in 2010 and proposed the idea of a northern group. "Over the years I've seen the audio industry in the north grow from strength to strength and with this the need to unite the industry and represent people in the region.  The AES's dedication and philosophy for audio is renowned and I'm proud to be part of their representation in the north. The new group will put the School of Music on the map, and cement the University's global reputation as a centre for excellence."

Kerry-Anne will chair AES North of England and plans to run at least six events each year to be open to members and non-members. News of the group's formation has already been reported in the global audio press and has received support and positive feedback from members in the UK and internationally.

The School of Music will host AES North of England, and collaborate with local venues including Leeds Metropolitan University and Huddersfield University, and recording studios such as The Chairworks and northern businesses.

AES North of England launches on 19 April when Roger Quested of Quested Monitoring Systems will run a session on Understanding monitoring with surround mixing. 

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