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Southern Branch, Audio Engineering Society & Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers Designing Sound Studios 6 March 2018, Southampton Solent University


Joint Evening Meeting:
Audio Engineering Society – South of England Group
Institute of Acoustics Southern Branch
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers – Southampton Chapter
Designing Sound Studios
Dr Eddie Veale, Veale Associates
Tuesday 6 March 2018, 
Palmerston Lecture Theatre, Spark Building, 
Southampton Solent University
6pm for 6:30 start

Sound studios can be exciting projects, and Dr Eddie Veale of Veale Associates has worked on studio design across since the 1960s, including music studios, dubbing theatres, radio and TV studios.   He has an extensive track record which includes clients as varied as John Lennon, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, Mike Oldfield, Trevor Horn, Roundhouse Studios, CBS Recording Studios, Virgin Radio, Island Records, Dolby Laboratories and Carlton TV. 

In this presentation, Eddie will identify the various types of studio, review operational needs and the approach to design, examining the similarities and differences in studio design across different types and genres. 

This meeting is a joint meeting bringing together AES South, IoA Southern Branch and the SMPTE Southampton student chapter for the first time.  

Eddie began his career working as an engineer at Advision, where he was invited to look after their studios and this gave him the opportunity to become one of the pioneers in studio design and the practice of acoustics for recording.

The work at Advision put Eddie in front of some of the industry’s leading artists, producers and studios. This led to the opportunity of designing one of the first professional home recording studio for John Lennon at his Tittenhurst Park home. Here John recorded one of the most famous albums ever, “Imagine”, which Eddie worked on too.

This was a turning point for Eddie and the recording industry; more artists wanted a home studio and professional studios started taking acoustics seriously. As a result Veale Associates began to grow.

The event is open to the general public. To book a place, please use the Eventbrite link:

Parking space cannot be guaranteed, but is usually available in the main university car park, accessed off St Andrews Road (SO40 0YN).   Other city centre car parks are available.  We are within 5 minutes walk of Southampton Central Rail station.

The meeting will not be broadcasted but it will be recorded and uploaded to the Southern Branch’s Youtube channel afterwards. CPD certification will be offered for attendance.

If you have any queries please contact Prof Chris Barlow,

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06 March 2018   through   7:25 PM
Southampton Solent University
Palmerston Lecture Theare
Spark Building

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