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Audio Producers Events Ltd, trading arm of

Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector

mics course flyer

Microphones tend to have an air of mystique about them: So many shapes and sizes, their correct handling and use, dynamic or condenser operation, the different pick-up patterns and the selection of one suitable for the intended application. 

It can all be very confusing.

This half-day course is aimed at being a “university of hand-held microphone use and application”. It will offer an insight into the most suitable models, both mono and stereo, to use “in the field”, and the ones that are less suitable. It will also cover the handling techniques to avoid unwanted mechanical and ambient noise and how to position them to get the best quality.

Techniques and the setup of situations that require multiple microphones, and their connection to a recorder or mixer, will also be outlined.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their recording kit along to this workshop.

Details and booking

Date and time: Monday 12 November 2018, 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: The Bridge, 73 – 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ

Places: 12

Cost: £75+VAT (£90 gross) - please book through our dedicated booking website

Training Provider

Iain Betson is a BBC trained engineer and training instructor. He has provided training to many BBC News presenters and reporters including Nick Bryant (New Your Correspondent), George Alagiah and Krishnan Guru-Murthy (Channel 4).

He runs AV Resilience, a broadcast and AV services company, building studios and providing technical solutions to the broadcast media.

He has provided broadcast training services to the BBC, Classic FM and several universities and FE colleges.