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ISCE Trainer Profiles

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Brian-hilson

With almost 50 years’ experience, Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to every aspect of his work, and yet still displays the same sense of passion for sound, which has made him a leader and driving force throughout his distinguished career. Brian and his team at B&H are well known throughout the professional entertainment scene, providing PA, recording and video facilities both for touring and concert events and designing and installing permanent systems from village churches to complete 1800 seater auditoriums and Grade 1 Listed architecturally sensitive buildings. He has extensive experience of both Live Sound and recording and is acknowledged as a leading Producer in his specialist field; brass and choral music. He has travelled worldwide, completing almost 1,000 productions in his long career, including sessions in famous studios such as Abbey Road, EMI, Air Lyndhurst, ABC Melbourne. Brian is also a gifted vocalist, with a lyrical easy-listening tenor voice. You might believe that he could have easily made a career as a singer.

 

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Peter Mapp

Although he has a string of academic qualifications as long as your arm, Dr Peter Mapp is renowned for his down to earth and pragmatic approach to sound system design and acoustics and also for his relaxed style of lecturing. Peter has lectured all over the world and was nominated ‘Instructor of the year’ by the National Sound Contractor’s Association of America. He is a contributing author to several technical reference books on audio and acoustics and has written and presented numerous papers to the Institute of Acoustics and Audio Engineering Society. Peter is a member of several British and International Standards committees and is currently chair of IEC 60268-16, the standard for the measurement of the Speech Transmission Index (STI). A background in physics, acoustics and measurement and on a practical level, designing and measuring over 800 sound systems, give Peter a unique perspective to discuss sound system design, speech intelligibility and measurement.

 

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Terry Billau

Terry Billau is an experienced and popular presenter of our training courses. His courses teach the fundamental principles that underlie the work we do and show how they are applied in practice by means of many demonstrations and real life examples.Terry speaks from a wealth of practical experience of running a small but very successful sound installation company. He has been responsible for the design and installation of a wide variety of projects, large and small, over several decades.He is a Member of the Audio Engineering Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers.

 

Bob Howard
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Bob Howard is the Managing Director of a long established sound contracting company and has a wealth of experience in the commercial and professional sides of the audio industry.
During a career, which spans well over 30 years, he has been involved in providing Public Address, Audio Visual and Voice Alarm systems to major clients – as well as providing training to engineers and installers of these systems both in the UK and overseas.
It is Bob’s continuing hands-on engineering approach that makes him an ideal presenter of training courses for Voice Alarm and non-emergency sound systems. Indeed, it is something he has been doing in the private sector for many years.
Bob has been a Member of the ISCE since its inception in 1992 and is proud to collaborate with his ISCE training colleagues in preparing their structured courses. His courses are regarded as thorough and well-conceived and are presented in an informal and relaxed manner.

 

Mark
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Mark Faulks is an experienced IT and AV professional. Working an an AV installations company, Mark designs, programs, commissions and troubleshoots AV control systems including both wired and wireless data networks. Prior to joining the AV industry, Mark worked as a software developer and systems administrator for a UK charity.He is a member of the British Computer Society and the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers.

 

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Tony Stacey

Tony Stacey MInstSCE is the Principal Acoustic Consultant at a London based consultancy working primarily in the field of Speech Intelligibility.He has written and presented a number of papers on various electro-acoustic related subjects for both the Institute of Acoustics and the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers.Tony designs and develops his company’s in house and on site methodologies for testing e.g. loudspeakers, amplifiers and voice alarm systems. He has a background in physics and so likes to approach the subject from scientific standpoint.

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Peter Roe MInstSCE is the managing director of an audio-visual company which specialises in designing and installing bespoke systems involving a wide range of technologies.  Peter’s career spans over 30 years, initially designing electronic circuits working at frequencies from audio to UHF, moving on to larger and more complex systems such as submarine telecoms and mobile phone networks before concentrating on the audio and visual sectors for the last fifteen years.  He has spent considerable time alongside hearing aid users setting up and assessing scores of AFILS installations, meaning training will cover the topic from first principles through to end-user experiences.

 

Doug Edworthy
Doug Edworthy

Doug Edworthy is the principal hearing loop technology trainer for the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers, and has presented papers to the Institute of Acoustics and the ISCE on subjects ranging from Audio Frequency Induction Loop Systems to Voice Alarm Systems.In 2011, he presented three papers at the 2nd International Hearing Loop Conference in Washington DC.Doug was the key technical trainer at Millbank Electronics (for customers and in-house) from 1982 to 1994, providing training on systems compliance with the BS 5839 and EN54 Voice Alarm standards.As an independent consultant, Doug has designed and presented technical training for manufacturers, their customers, and the Zurich Insurance Company (UK and International divisions).He has been presenting training in North America, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Hong Kong, and he has received numerous plaudits from participants with a first language other than English.