23/09/2015 10:09 HRS

Sound for art, entertainment and emergency purposes will be the focus of this year’s Reproduced Sound conference. Entitled Playing with Fire: sound for art, entertainment and emergency purposes, it will be held at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire from 10-12 November.

Keith Holland, RS 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, PAVA 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 new venue marks a return to the ever popular residential format of many previous RS conferences, which helps to encourage networking between attendees. 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.”

Since its inception Reproduced Sound has become renowned for bringing together some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable sound specialists in the world.

Keith 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.”

Read the RS2015 Programme here and the RS2015 Booking Form here.

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