Higher Sound

A Residential Training Program for Sound Engineers


A Bespoke Course Delivered by Touring Engineers and Academics Designed to Further Your Career

Supported by D&B Audio, Sennheiser & Digico

Higher Sound

Developing the Careers of Live Audio  Engineers


26th – 29th June (4 days) Residential


High Wycombe




15 Places

Course Info:

Delivered over 4 days in a fully equipped venue, the course will develop and build on skills that you may already have acquired.

You will learn tried and tested processes, undertaken on industry standard equipment that will enable you to operate more effectively as a Live Sound Engineer. Using a step by step process, you will be talked through many of the topics that face a live sound engineer using practical examples.

Alongside our industry partners D&B, Sennheiser & Digico topics covered will include:

  • PA - Eq-ing and tuning
  • Monitors Eq-ing and tuning
  • RF Equipment – utilising software and tuning effective IEMs and Radio Mics
  • Audio Networking
  • Console Familiarisation
  • Running a sound check effectively

*There will be industry guest masterclasses to accompany the learning as well as networking events in the evenings.

Direct contact: dan@creativeaud.io

About the Lecturers:

Jon Burton:

Like many sound engineers, Jon Burton started life as a musician, but one with a keen interest in the more technical side of the profession. As a guitarist Jon was more noted for his sound than his technique. Engineering eventually overtook playing as touring work increased. Clients in the early days included local bands Ride and Radiohead. Since then Jon has toured with:

  • Suede
  • Pulp
  • The Lighthouse Family
  • Stereophonics
  • Lulu
  • Blue
  • The Prodigy

Working both as a FOH engineer and a monitor engineer, Jon has worked at the highest level for over twenty-five years.  Along with live sound, Jon has worked in TV, and radio, on such shows at Later with Jools, TOTP, and TFI Friday. Jon is also a partner in the Laundry Rooms studio complex in Sheffield which he built from scratch with fellow engineer, Dave Hadley.

A chance invite to talk for manufacturers Soundcraft 20 years ago led to an interest in education. Jon now regularly lectures at Universities and colleges in the UK and abroad, recently returning from teaching live sound in Armenia and
Serbia. Jon has also been a regular speaker at PLASA. Despite having no prior formal education in sound, in 2017 Jon completed his MSc in Music Technology from York University and became an associate fellow of the Higher Education

Jon is a part time writer for Sound on Sound magazine and contributes to online education site Soul Sound.

Dan Peters:

Dan has been working in audio since he left school following the traditional route of training (working for free) whilst developing skills in live and recorded sound.

Since then, Dan has gone on to work in many areas of audio including game audio and record production. However, for the last fifteen years, live sound has been his main focus, working in a number of guises for artists including:

  • Pendulum
  • Faithless
  • Rita Ora
  • DJ Fresh.

In 2011, Dan gained a full time lecturing post at Bucks University on the Audio & Music Production degree course where he remains to this day. Still active in the industry, he was awarded most influential lecturer at the 2017 graduation ceremony. He is currently a PhD student at Anglia Ruskin University.

Dan co-owns and runs Creative Audio, which is comprised of a recording studio, production company and artist agency.


Payment must be made by BACS transfer or with cash before the start of the course.  If for some reason you cannot attend the course, a full refund will be issued if the request is made before 5 business days of the beginning of the course.  If the request is made within 5 business days of the beginning of the course, 50% of the original pre-paid cost will be charged to cover operating costs and profit loss per the CMA (full refunds will be given in very rare circumstances that will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).  Full terms and conditions will be provided with the course application or upon request.