PLASA 2016

18-20 Sept 2016 

London Olympia

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Megafon Take Care Of Your Hearing!


Photo of the Q&A sessionAt this IPS meeting on 19 Oct 2015 audiologist Louise Hart explained what is available to help you protect your hearing; why the law is required; and what is currently in place. Also Fred Jackson and Dennis Weinreich - well known audio professionals - shared their personal stories of impaired hearing, and what they have learned through their experience. Don't miss the Q & A section at the end.

ipsTV @ IBC 2015

Get the news from IBC 2015 as it comes in! 

Simon Bishop and the IPSTV crew are there for us.
Watch here!



A proper table-top pro audio expo in the best British tradition!

This year the event is being organised by Resolution on behalf of IPS.

Register here



PLASA 2015 banner Don't miss this event to catch up on new gear, friends, attend craft seminars and say hello at the IPS stand.



... to do this work, you need to be a little unusual!

Photo Skip Lievsay in studio

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind
A fascinating article on the esoteric world of creating the sound of movies.


IPS Heritage Series

IPS is pleased to announce the launch of the "Heritage Series" of videos.  A panel of experts discuss and share their knowledge of the extensive collection of vintage sound equipment, mostly ex BBC, and now in the care of the Science Museum.

View the introduction video here.
Ep 3 (including capacitor mics) now online Log in to view  

(photo) Mike Thornton

Loudness & R128 - videos now online

On 19 November the IPS, in conjunction with BBC Academy, held a meeting on Loudness in TV and also what it could mean for Radio.

  • Session 1: Mike Thornton - Loudness for TV
  • Session 2: Ian Astbury - What's in it for radio?
  • Session 3: audience Q & A

View the videos here.



Underground oil reservoir

The world record for the longest reverb ever discovered has been shattered by a hidden network of underground oil storage tanks in Rossshire.

Acoustic scientists emerged from the Inchindown oil storage tanks, an underground fuel depot constructed during World War II, with proof that a gun-shot fired inside the tunnel resonates for a full 112 seconds. [more...]


IPSTV at IBCDidn't get to IBC?
Fear not!... 

Simon Bishop and the IPSTV crew have sent reports from IBC for you to view!
Watch here!



IPS Audio Training

TW14 video portfolio

The recent Training Weekend 8-9 February focussing on post had great feedback from all who attended.

Great presenters and top level information!


View all the sessions and catch up! 
(in Members area - My IPS)



The Synch and Timecode Training day videos are also available.

If you could not get there you can view the sessions and catch up on this often confusing subject! 

Videos of the event available in Members area - My IPS.

Prince Charles at RTSPrince Charles highlights lack of training

Speaking at the start of the RTS Craft Skills Masterclass Day held at the Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden on 30 October, HRH The Prince of Wales has warned of a growing skills shortage in UK television training.

He also referred to: “the alarming trend in factual programmes to dispense with the services of a dedicated sound recordist, often due to pressure on budgets”.


Delivery docs for UK broadcasters update (v4) includes loudness compliance to R128 spec

Congratulations to IPS member Ian Sands MIPS, who won a BAFTA Cymru Award on Sunday 29.9.13 for his sound on The Gospel of Us.

Congratulations to IPS member Simon Hayes with his Oscar for Sound mixing on Les Miserables. 

Recognition that good sound matters...! 


IPS Training Weekend very successful! 

The popular annual IPS Training Weekend was again held at The National Film and Television School.

"It was my first time in one of these events and I was really impress with the quality of the speakers, the attendees and the access to the manufactures. I know it shouldn't surprise me as IPS is renowned but it's more to give a big thank you for the people who organised it! I am looking forward to next year event!"

"A brilliant weekend. Learned a lot and will be looking forward to put it to practice."

"Delivering this kind of foundation is, for me, absolutely unique to IPS. No amount of scrabbling around online trying to grasp bits and pieces can compare to that which I have learnt in two days at the conference, this kind of information and access to experts simply isn't available anywhere else and for those of us trying to get that springboard to help us develop it's totally invaluable and completely essential."

and...  a blog from another satisfied participant! 

*** Videos of this event NOW AVAILABLE (log in to Members area - My IPS).