Sponsors 2018

Up Your Output would not take place without the support of a wide range of companies from the UK Audio, Music, Acoustics and Publishing sectors.

Please visit our sponsor’s webpages and follow them on social media.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their ongoing support.


Our 2018 Sponsors are:



The School of Film, Music & Performing Arts fosters a culture of creation and participation. We are proud shapers of, and contributors to, the cultural life of this great Northern city – a city that is the original birthplace of film. We nurture the arts pioneers of the future: influencers who will not just reflect the outside world, but impact upon it.

From contemporary dance and theatre, to documentary film and epic soundtracks; take advantage of our unique links with the cultural and creative industries, regionally, nationally and internationally. Exposure to professional bodies is integral to the student experience – from our Performing Arts Students being taught at Northern Ballet and Yorkshire Dance and performing at the Edinburgh Festival; to our film students working on ITV drama ‘Victoria’ and on the visuals for the Glastonbury Festival; to our music students working on live events such as the Audio and Radio Industry Awards and performing at national festivals such as Leeds-Reading and Latitude.







KMR Audio looks after hundreds of professionals who demand a professional service, so whether you rely on recording studio equipment for your livelihood, or are just a hobbyist who loves good audio – we are the place to come to. Everyone who works for KMR came into the business because we love music and audio – and we want to share that passion with you.




From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals.

With more than 3000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognised for unrivalled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none.


Calrec Audio supplies audio broadcast mixing consoles which are relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. Formed as a microphone manufacturer in 1964, Calrec’s reputation for build quality, reliability and audio performance has made them an industry benchmark across the world. Since the launch of its first audio console in 1971, Calrec Audio has been exclusively dedicated to the design and manufacture of broadcast audio mixing consoles.



iZotope makes innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, iZotope has spent over a decade developing award-winning products and audio technologies for professionals and hobbyists alike.



Consultants in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration

Our dynamic team of acoustic consultants offers bespoke and clear advice in acoustics, noise and vibration for a wide range of scenarios and industries throughout the UK and the rest of the world.

We believe that specialised advice from an acoustic consultant needs to be accessible and robust. Our approach to acoustic consultancy is, therefore, targeted, inspired and cost-effective.

The combination of a thorough understanding of acoustics, a high level of expertise in acoustic measurements and a natural feel for our Clients’ aspirations is the platform on which the company operates.


Dolby Laboratories has been  a leading solutions provider to the entertainment
industry for more than 45  years. We provide products, services, and
technologies to capture, distribute,  and play back entertainment content that
gives consumers a premium entertainment  experience, regardless of how or where
they choose to enjoy it. Our core  strengths range from our expertise in digital
signal processing and compression  technology to our long history of providing
products, tools, and technologies to  participants in the entertainment industry
at each stage in the content  creation, distribution, and playback process. We
provide products and services  that enable content creators and distributors to
produce, encode, and transmit  content with our premium audio technologies, and
we license decoding  technologies to the manufacturers of entertainment devices
to ensure that  content is ultimately experienced as the creator and distributor intended.

Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.



KEF has been at the forefront of loudspeaker design and technology for more than 55 years. Its technical expertise and innovative designs grace anything from discreet Custom Install Ci speakers to multi-award winning home theatre systems and class-leading, serious Hi-Fi stereo speakers. From 1961 KEF has been the most forward thinking and technologically advanced Hi-Fi manufacturer in the world.


There are tools in the world with a fantastic sound that contain hidden secrets, still untouched. Woods, glues, paints and unique materials…science has not yet provided a rational explanation for their particular and sublime voice.

Similarly, we at Acustica release some of the most wondrous digital audio products. Cloaked in  layers of seemingly cold mathematical algorithms, are revolutionary formulas of ground-breaking technology, alarmingly fresh, but still reminiscent of an unmistakable warmth.

If you listen to the world around you, you will easily discover sounds that are so amazing here, incomparable, sometimes even divinely inspired where we enjoy results so unique and surprising that we freeze with our small musical time machine.

We are proud to have reached your heart…



NUGEN Audio creates innovative, intuitive professional audio tools for high-end music producers, post-production engineers and broadcasters. Reflecting the real-world production experience of the design team, the company’s products make it easier to deliver better quality, save time and reduce costs. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering and tracking are used by the world’s top names in broadcast, music and audio production.




Founded in 1991 by Peter Thomas of the BBC and Adrian Loader of FWO Bauch. The combination of knowledge and a life-long passion for music led to the production of PMC’s first product, the BB5-A, an active main studio monitor. This design was snapped up by the BBC Maida Vale and Metropolis Mastering and remains the world’s reference, used by Prince, Stevie Wonder’s Wonderland Studio, Hospital HDTV Broadcast London and for renowned classical labels such as Decca and Harmonia Mundi. Many of today’s movie themes have been crafted using PMC, from such eminent composers as Henry Jackman, Thomas Newman, Tyler Bates and John Debney.

PMC are one of the very few companies who have been awarded an Emmy® for their contribution to recording excellence. With film, it would be easier to list the blockbuster movies which did not use PMC during the process of music production and post! But titles include: Titanic, Mission Impossible, Captain Phillips, Pearl Harbor, Game of Thrones – TV, Iron Man 1& 2, Skyfall, Spiderman 1,2,3 and Pirates of the Caribbean and many many more.

PMC reigns supreme throughout the leading mastering houses, broadcasters and much of the professional world.

We believe a good loudspeaker should be able to relay the purest intentions of the artist without colouration – The ideal solution for both studio & home.


With a proud heritage of award winning audio excellence, Audient continues to develop innovative products for the professional audio industry. Audient are recognised worldwide for delivering high quality products designed with users working preferences in mind and which, most importantly deliver outstanding audio quality at affordable prices. Audient operates from its headquarters in Hampshire, England.



SX Pro Audio – the very best in pro audio. We supply the pinnacle of pro audio, studio and recording equipment to professionals around the world. Whether you are into recording, mixing, mastering or production, we have you covered.

Established in 2007, SX Pro has been dedicated to supplying our clients with the best gear available for the past decade. With clients from chart-topping artists to high-end studios, we have a trusting client base that relies on SX for their pro audio needs.

We have a specialist team, from logistics to sales to marketing, our staff make music on a regular basis. This gives you one of the most experienced teams in the industry to discuss gear with!



Big Bear Audio is a London based Audio Design House founded by Charlie Slee.

We are committed to the music industry in all forms, from supporting the needs of producers and engineers to supporting the British manufacturing industry by striving to source all our parts and components from Britain. This includes all design work, PCB manufacture, mechanical design, materials and labour.

All Big Bear Audio products are designed and built in London, we work closely with the country’s best producers, engineers and artists as well as world lead designers Bart HRK and MG Design London to bring you innovative world class audio products.

Over the coming years Big Bear Audio will be releasing a range of new consumer and pro audio products.



Aston Microphones are a perfect fusion of beauty and British engineering; anti-conformist, accessible and essential, featuring a flawless blend of passion, soul and purpose.

Since the company was founded in just 2015, Aston Microphones have already carved an enviable niche in the home and pro studio world and can truly say that they are the first truly British condenser microphone and accessory brand.

Aston Microphones’ award winning, stunningly beautiful and unique high-performance Origin, Spirit and Starlight condenser mics, have been entirely conceived, designed and manufactured in the UK to the most exacting standards, while the Aston Halo and Halo Shadow reflection filters are a huge leap forward in reflection filter technology.