SAE Software Innovation

SAE staff have developed free next-generation audio console simulators and technical ear training software.
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SAE is a place of innovation and creativity, where students not only have access to industry-standard equipment and software, but our staff are also developing next-generation educational technologies to facilitate student learning.



The Mackie 1604VLZ4 Simulator is the second digital console simulator developed by Dr. Mark Bassett as part of SAE’s groundbreaking Virtual Tools Project.

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Version 1.2 (Released 04/05/2022)


An Audient mixing desk was chosen to be at the heart of the ground-breaking, SAE Audient ASP4816 Simulator. This game-changing innovation is the brainchild of SAE’s Dr. Mark Bassett. This unique digital tool provides students with remote access to a fully-functional, audio capable, photo-realistic simulation of the small format Audient ASP4816 console. It was developed as a learning and teaching tool to help students remotely develop a foundational understanding of the signal flow and operational idiosyncrasies of the console. Read more.

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Version 1.2 (Released 04/05/2022)



SAE Parametric Equaliser Training is a technical ear training (critical listening) application created by SAE’s Dr. Mark Bassett to teach students to identify the centre frequency of a parametric equaliser applied to any imported audio file.

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Version 2.3 (Released 02/05/2022)

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