Tuesday 14th - Wednesday 15th
October 2014

The Gallery
National Exhibition Centre
B40 1NT


Exhibitors and Supporters of RS 30 and IOA 40 2014

We are very pleased to announce that the following organisations have chosen to support Reproduced Sound and the IOA 40th Anniversary Conference.  We are very grateful to them and they help us to continue to provide a a feature-rich event.

Exhibitors and Supporters of RS30 and IOA40 2014

Please find time between Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon to visit their stands and introduce yourself.  You are the reason they are here, they help us make a better conference and the conference is the reason you will be coming!  Wins all round.

It was 30 years ago today

So, with less than a week to the 30th annual Reproduced Sound Conference, I have been wondering - what were you doing 30 years ago today? October 1984.

I, for one, had just started my 'A' Level courses, at St John Baptist Comprehensive School, Aberdare, South Wales.  Britain was 6 months into a year-long Miners' Strike, and conditions locally and in the papers seemed pretty grim.  Two years later I was at Salford studying the Electroacoustics degree, fours years after that i started with Arup Acoustics in London, followed by my first trip to Reproduced Sound (number 8!) at Windermere in 1991.

Why don't you tweet @ReproducedSound what you were doing in October 1984.  Any good ones might get read out during the conference.

Reproduced Sound

Reproduced Sound is organised by the Electro Acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics and they have been responsible for the previous conferences since the outset in 1985. 

The conference venue has moved around the country and for a long time it was associated with the Hydro Hotel in Bowness on Windermere.  We then moved on to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Brighton and Manchester.  In 2014, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of RS, along with the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Acoustics, RS 2014 will be at the NEC in Birmingham.  The programme, arranged to overlap with sessions from other special interest groups of the IOA, will include talks from:

  • Leo Beranek (at the age of 100!) - Wednesday AM
  • Herman Steeneken - Thursday AM
  • Malcolm Hawksford (recipient of the 2014 Peter Barnett Award) - Wednesday PM
  • Peter Mapp - Tuesday AM
  • Stephen Turner (DEFRA, on the history of noise policy and management) - Wednesday AM
  • Wolfgang Ahnest (Tuesday PM)

And may more - see here for the Reproduced Sound Programme, and here for the concurrent IOA 40th Programme.  Delegates to RS are able to take in the full 3 day combined programme for a supplemental fee of around £60.

The RS Conference Dinner (Tuesday evening) is included the full RS Delegate and Speaker rates (for Retired Members and Students, it is an optional cost item).  The IOA 40th Anniversary Dinner (Wednesday evening) is also available for a supplement of £60.


Collaborating Organisations

Reproduced Sound is organised by the Institute of Acoustics in collaboration with....

Association of British Theatre Technicians Audio Engineering Society Association of Professional Recording Studios Institute of Sound and Communication Engineering