After several years’ absence, the Training Weekend organised by the Institute of Broadcast Sound (IBS) is to return for an event to be held at National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield on 29/30 January.
The weekend will include a series of seminars addressing topics including digital recording, timecode and synchronisation, surround sound and Dolby E, loudness control and spectrum reallocation.
The programme detail is still subject to confirmation, but guest speakers will include Hugh Robjohns (technical editor of Sound on Sound), Chris Woolf (freelance consultant and technical adviser to Rycote), and Mark Yonge (AES standards manager).
Running in parallel with the seminar programme, the IBS will be offering an opportunity for guests to participate in some complex music mixing on a number of platforms, both analogue and digital, using a variety of multi-track sources and mixing desks. There will also be a masterclass in lighting and camera operating for those sound recordists interested in multi-skilling.
Demonstrations, displays and presentations from a number of related manufacturers and services will bring a further dimension to the event, whilst a dinner on the Saturday evening will feature a guest speaker.
Guests can purchases tickets for either day, separately, or for the full weekend. Full weekend prices are £150 plus VAT (IBS members), £195 plus VAT (non-IBS members) and £175 plus VAT (AMPS members). Single day (Sat or Sun) prices, again exclusive of VAT, are £95 (IBS), £115 (non-IBS) and £105 (AMPS). There is also a special full weekend price for IBS Student Members of £100 plus VAT. All of these prices include refreshments and buffet luncheon.
In addition, the IBS will assist guests to book their own accommodation in one of several affordable nearby hotels.
IBS chairman Simon Bishop commented: “I am genuinely excited that the IBS is going to be able to facilitate another of our very popular training weekends. We are pulling out all the stops to make the training on offer for this weekend pretty much unmissable, and some of it will certainly be unique. Many of the presenters bring with them huge authority and experience, and to get them all together in one place for a weekend is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge, network, and make new contacts.”
A maximum of around 90 places will be available for the Training Weekend. To register an interest in attending, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.