Upcoming events

    • 06 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • 10 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
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    Join us for the third ASD Winter School, this time it's bigger than ever.

    We are back at RCSSD in Swiss Cottage.

    A link to their Google Maps Page is here.


    The nearest tube is Swiss Cottage, parking is extremely limited. 

    This event is organised by the ASD and is eligible for Travel Assistance*. Find out more via the website.

    We will have 4 sessions a day in the Embassy Theatre, plus 4 Corporate Members each day will be on hand to explain their latest innovations.

    This ticket will give you access to every day's activities, giving you the freedom to plan your week.

    Each Day has a different, specially curated theme.

    Each seminar is described in more detail on the individual event page for that seminar.

    Monday: Sound Design

    13:00-14:30

    Carolyn Downing opens the week with a special insight to her methods for spatial design.

    15:00-16:30

    Ben and Max Ringham share their secrets for designing as a team and tell us a little about their unique approach to designing sound led performances.

    After Dinner, join Dominic Bilkey, Max, Ben and Carolyn in a less formal setting as they discuss how design and technology must come together to create something special.


    Tuesday: Systems and Technology

    10:30-12:00

    Systems and timing

    Phil Wright takes us on a journey of system timing and tuning.

    13:00-14:30

    L'Acoustics

    Join the team at L'Acoustics as they show you how to put that knowledge into practice with their L-ISA system.

    15:00-16:30

    Sound Design in amazing spaces: Contextualising the theory

    Scott Willsallen discusses how to take all that information and apply it in a creative and extraordinary way to your events.

    17:00-18:30

    VectorWorks: Planning your systems.

    Join Tom Winter as he guides you through documenting and planning your systems.


    Wednesday: Sustaining the Future of Sound

    10:30-12:00

    d&b: Environmental Choices in a tech led world.

    How can we innovate and reduce our environmental impact? Join d&b and they explain how they manage to create their innovative products while still protecting the environment.

    13:00-14:30

    Audience Manipulation: Sound Design in a modern world.

    Join Sarah Angliss as she gives us an insight into her process.

    17:30-18:30

    Future of Theatre Audio Panel

    Hosted by Melanie Wilson, this panel aims to identify how modern practitioners can survive and thrive.


    Thursday: Co-Operation and Integration

    10:30-12:00 

    Story telling: Transferring Sound Design to different mediums.

    Kirsty Gilmore walks us through the techniques of designing for different mediums

    13:00-14:30

    Designing for Broadcast

    Richard Brooker discusses how to prepare and design for broadcast of your theatre production.

    15:00-16:30

    Integrating your systems

    Dan Murphin looks at the practical interfaces between sound, lighting and video systems and shares his tips for keeping it all together

    Friday: Personal Development

    10:30-11:30

    Building a Brand

    Autograph Sound is a brand that has sustained it's self through the massive industry changes of the last 40 years. Find out what the team believes is the secret of their success and learn how you can apply that to your own brand.

    12:00-13:00

    You're number 1! Now What...

    Join Roisine Mamdani as she gets to grips with the team building side of being a number one in the West End.

    14:00-15:00

    Tax and You

    Join the team from Will Taylor Accountancy as they guide you through the finer details of tax compliance. Got a burning tax question? Email us.

    15:00-16:00

    What is PLI and When do I need it?

    Join the team from Performance as they discuss what your PLI is for, what Indemnity is and when you might need extra cover. Got an insurance related question? Email us.

    16:30-18:30

    Sound Recognition Discussion with Equity

    Join us for an open discussion with Equity.


    The Tech Hub

    Just when you thought we had no more to give! Join our amazing Corporate Members in the Tech Hub to share their expertise. The list is not yet definitive, so be sure to check in regularly to see who's joining us.

    Monday: Meyer, HD Pro

    Tuesday: Sennheiser, LaAcoustics, DiGiCo, Riedel

    Wednesday: Shure, Wavetool, d&b, Yamaha,

    Thursday: DPA, QLab, EM Accoustics, AVID

    Friday: Outboard, KV2, Clear Com

    Got a specific Query? Book a slot via the individual Booking forms on the day event pages.


    Small Print:

    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.

    Travel Assistance Scheme

    If you are an ASD member living more than 50 miles from where the ASD are holding a training session, the ASD may pay part of your travel costs to get you there.

    Professional, Associate and NCO members may receive 33% of the cost of the price paid for rail travel, up to the cost of 33% of a standard saver return rail fare.

    Future Professional members may receive 50% of the cost of the price paid for rail travel, up to the cost of 50% of a standard saver return rail fare with a Young Persons Rail Card.

    If you travel by means other than train, please submit relevant receipts, but the maximums above will still apply.

Past events

25 Sep 2019 Back Up Pumpkin Challenge
31 May 2019 Mental Health Awareness Session
06 Dec 2018 Autograph Presents: Wireless Innovations for Theatre
01 Dec 2018 Mind Crafternoon drop-in
23 Nov 2018 TiMax for Musicals Workshop
12 Sep 2018 Clear-Com Seminar with Jason Crystal
31 Aug 2018 OISTAT Cardiff Seminar list
25 Jul 2018 NEXO and AC Audio Theatre Open Day
28 Apr 2018 Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter
11 Jan 2018 d&b Installation Solutions Product Presentation
05 Jan 2018 New Year Drinks at All Star Lanes Holborn
01 Nov 2017 QLab Training Session
19 Oct 2017 HD Pro Audio Technology Show Case
15 Oct 2017 Autumn Drinks at All Star Lanes Holborn
04 Sep 2017 AutoCAD For Beginners 2 Day Course
23 Aug 2017 NT Sound Surgery
28 Jun 2017 Foley workshop with Tom Espiner
28 Jun 2017 ASD General Meeting
28 Jun 2017 Pin the Mic on the Actor
12 May 2017 Klang 3D Audio Demo with Dante Level 2 Training
23 Apr 2017 The Sound Of Memory Symposium
19 Apr 2017 School of Sound International Symposium.
06 Jan 2017 ASD NY Drinks
30 Nov 2016 Introduction to Dante with Audinate's Keiran Walsh
30 Nov 2016 Introduction to Video for Sound People
23 Nov 2016 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
17 Nov 2016 The Sound of Story 2016 An exploration of sound and music in storytelling
09 Nov 2016 Sonic Emotion Absolute 3D Demo Day
30 Oct 2016 Symposium: The National Theatre: A Place for Plays
26 Oct 2016 Ear Opener - unpicking modern classical music
20 Oct 2016 Trade Secrets: A backstage tour of The Bodyguard
19 Oct 2016 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
24 Sep 2016 SoundPro
04 Sep 2016 The Summer Social & 5th Birthday Party
31 Aug 2016 Pro Tools for Theatre: Advanced Session.
31 Aug 2016 Pro Tools for Theatre: Confidence builder class.
31 Aug 2016 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
05 Jul 2016 Orbital Sound and Nexo ECT1 Training Session
28 Jun 2016 Radio Mic Training Session
23 Jun 2016 In Conversation... Design concept to reality
23 Jun 2016 Payment Plans: A Fees Discussion
23 Jun 2016 Sound Network: DPA Mic University- Miking drums live at Ronnie Scott's
23 Jun 2016 ASD Open Meeting
31 May 2016 Back Stage tour of Swan Lake in the Round at The Royal Albert Hall
18 May 2016 Yamaha QL/CL Console and Dante Training Day.
13 May 2016 KLANG 3D in-ear monitoring evaluation session
22 Mar 2016 d&b audiotechnik Electroacoustics seminar at RCSSD
14 Mar 2016 VectorWorks for beginners
11 Mar 2016 Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Visit
28 Feb 2016 Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of The Encounter
08 Jan 2016 New Year Drinks at The Deck
08 Jan 2016 Association of Sound Designers AGM
09 Dec 2015 d&b V Series Point Source Demonstration (2pm session)
09 Dec 2015 d&b V Series Point Source Demonstration (11am session)
09 Dec 2015 d&b Line Array Workshop
08 Dec 2015 d&b Electroacoustics Seminar at the National Theatre. Head start registration is over. Please register via the d&b website
08 Dec 2015 d&b Remote Network Workshop
02 Dec 2015 d&b Product Workshop
01 Dec 2015 d&b Electroacoustics Seminar
24 Nov 2015 AutoCAD for beginners - 1 day course
19 Nov 2015 Shure Wired Mastered Seminar
17 Nov 2015 d&b Sound System Optimisation Seminar
02 Nov 2015 IPS: PAT Testing Day
19 Oct 2015 IPS – Ear Ear! - Hearing Protection 2015
04 Oct 2015 PLASA 2015
30 Sep 2015 d&b V Series Point Source Demonstration for ASD members
24 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: K2 Module – Seminar @ ADLIB
23 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: KARA Module – Seminar @ ADLIB
22 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – System Fundamentals – Seminar @ ADLIB
10 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: K2 Module – Seminar @ Plus 4 Audio
09 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – System Fundamentals – Seminar @ Plus 4 Audio
03 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – K System: K2 Module – Seminar @ SSE
02 Sep 2015 L-Acoustics – System Fundamentals – Seminar @ SSE
18 Aug 2015 Meyer Leopard demo
01 Jul 2015 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
03 Jun 2015 Smaart v7.5 Training Session RESERVE LIST
03 Jun 2015 Smaart v7.5 Training Session
03 Jun 2015 Shure Wireless Workbench Masterclass
20 May 2015 Wigwam DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
19 May 2015 Wigwam DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
15 May 2015 SSE – DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
14 May 2015 SSE – DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
12 May 2015 PLASA Focus Leeds 2015
05 May 2015 Orbital Sound Training - Mixing Musicals
27 Apr 2015 Meyer Sound Seminar – Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization
14 Apr 2015 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
08 Apr 2015 Trade Secrets: A Backstage Tour of Memphis
07 Apr 2015 Orbital Sound Training - Sound Fundamentals for Theatre
31 Mar 2015 Meyer Sound Seminar – Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization
27 Mar 2015 SSE – DiGiCo SD Series Seminar
15 Mar 2015 Sennheiser Wireless Mics & Monitoring: The Master Class
18 Feb 2015 Shure Wireless Mastered Seminar
04 Feb 2015 Bose / Audinate Introduction to AV Networking Session
14 Jan 2015 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course - Theatr Clwyd
13 Jan 2015 Meyer Sound Seminar – Fundamentals of System Design, Implementation, and Optimization
09 Jan 2015 New Year Drinks at The Deck
10 Dec 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
09 Dec 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
03 Dec 2014 d&b Product Workshop
02 Dec 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
06 Nov 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
05 Nov 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
04 Nov 2014 Orbital Sound Training - All about Lake
31 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
30 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
28 Oct 2014 Sennheiser Basic Wireless Mics and Monitoring Course
22 Oct 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
21 Oct 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
17 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
15 Oct 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
15 Oct 2014 d&b Product Workshop
14 Oct 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
13 Oct 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
07 Oct 2014 Meyer Sound SIM 3 Seminar
05 Oct 2014 Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor
02 Oct 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
01 Oct 2014 Orbital Sound Training - Mixing Musicals
01 Oct 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
30 Sep 2014 Yamaha M7CL workshop
29 Sep 2014 Yamaha LS9 workshop
27 Sep 2014 SoundPRO 2014
26 Sep 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
23 Sep 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
18 Sep 2014 AutoCAD for beginners
18 Sep 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
17 Sep 2014 SSL Live Console Operator Training
16 Sep 2014 Meyer Sound Mixing Workshop
16 Sep 2014 DiGiCo SD-Series Training
16 Sep 2014 Yamaha QL series workshop
10 Sep 2014 d&b Line Array Workshop
09 Sep 2014 d&b Remote Network Workshop
04 Sep 2014 d&b Product Workshop
03 Sep 2014 d&b Electroacoustics seminar
31 Aug 2014 The Summer Social
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 Music: Rights, Wrongs and Wherefores
30 Jan 2014 Audio Networking
30 Jan 2014 Beginner’s Guide to Computer Networking
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 Fundamentals of Acoustics
28 Jan 2014 Keeping the performers onside
28 Jan 2014 Pin the Radio Mic on the Actor
28 Jan 2014 Introduction to RF
27 Jan 2014 How to Foley
27 Jan 2014 CSC for Beginners
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
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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