POSTED ON – 06.03.17

SSR London - SSR London Tutor, Phelan Kane, made Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) London Committee.
SSR London Tutor, Phelan Kane, made Chairman of the Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) London Committee.

“We’re incredibly proud to have an SSR tutor as Chairman of the AES London Committee; it’s a great achievement for Phelan and for us, and it perfectly demonstrates our longstanding commitment to industry involvement and relevance. We think Phelan is the perfect man for the job!”

– Ian Carmichael (SSR Academic Director)

Having worked in the music industry for more than twenty years, with clients ranging from Radiohead and Placebo to Universal and Warner Bros., Phelan has shared his knowledge in music production and technology with students for more than fourteen years. This vast industry experience is a real asset to SSR and our students, and as an active member of the AES for many years, this is a real achievement for Phelan.

The AES is an international society, working to provide students and industry professionals with up to date knowledge on advances in audio technology. They also run a regular series of meetings and events which give members the opportunity to learn, network, and gain exposure to real career opportunities. We spoke to Phelan to find out how he thinks this new step in his career will benefit both himself and his students.

“As a music producer or recording engineer, I feel that it is important to support the organisations within our industry that represent us. The AES is the industry body that defines many standards that we use every day, from the format of 2-channel digital audio to an analogue XLR pin out. Via its conferences, conventions and lecturer series, the AES explores many cutting edge paradigms within the field of audio, and through my involvement SSR students can now more directly benefit from these insights within their workflow and their study.”

– Phelan Kane

Alongside his involvement with the AES and teaching on a range of both degree courses and short courses at our London campus, Phelan also runs the Meta Junction Recordings record label and the software company Meta Function which aims to provide tools for the modern music producer.

To get more information about any of the courses Phelan teaches on, simply follow the links below, or if you have any questions please contact Tony Garston, our London Course Adviser on 0207 482 7067 or send an enquiry email to

BA (Hons) Electronic Music & DJ Practice
BA (Hons) Music Production
Music Production & Sound Engineering (Industry Diploma)
Intro to Ableton Live (12 weeks short course)
Native Instruments Maschine Producer & Performer 101 (2 Day short course)

If you are currently studying towards a degree in a relevant area, AES are hosting their annual Student Conference, ‘Up Your Output!’ at Southampton Solent University on 18-19 March 2017. There will be a range of keynote lectures and workshops available to all Student Members on a first-come first-serve basis – AES membership and event registration are required.