Zone 1: Ground Floor - ALL DAY
Sound Gallery Information Point - Tickets - Prize Draw - Merchandise
SOUND GALLERY STUDIOS: a professional recording studio run by a social enterprise (Sound Gallery CIC) which offers a wide range of facilities to musicians, including audio digital and analogue recording facilities, rehearsal space, music technology courses, workshops, masterclasses and music industry events situated in Exeter Phoenix. Sound Gallery also hosts and organises the 'Analogue to Digital Music Expo'.
MUSICIANS UNION: a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. Paul Gray, regional officer will be hosting a session on everything you wanted to know about gigging, royalties, contracts, studio agreements, music publishing and more ... Come and meet him in ZONE 3, Meeting Room.
hungersleep records: indie record label and music production company founded in 2010, operating in the genres of Art Rock, Experimental and Alternative Rock. Home to GRICE and hungersleep, recent releases include the album 'Propeller' by GRICE (shortlisted in the MPG Awards, Album of the year category), the re-creation of 'Love Theme' (from the iconic film BLADE RUNNER, featuring Raphael Ravenscroft on sax) and the 'Highly Strung' remix (from Propeller) by Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree, Japan).
Integrity records: An independent record label founded in 1994 specialising in the indie, rock, punk, alternative genres. Previous releases include Miss Black America, Reuben, Kat Bjelland (of Babes in Toyland) and the Frank Turner fronted Million Dead. Current home to Valentiine, Miniature Dinosaurs, Futur Primitif (ex-Low Anthem), theLights, Travis+Julie, Pet Dog Storm and Plutonik.
ALPHASPHERE: a new electronic musical instrument and controller which reinterprets the way we interact with sound. Its distinct design is made up of 48 pressure sensitive pads which form a modular spherical structure. Sound is triggered when you tap the pad, apply more pressure and you can start to mould and manipulate the sound further. Apply parameters to the pad-depth such as MIDI CC data, aftertouch, and pitch-bend to make your music truly expressive.
TIME + SPACE: a place where recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, DJs and recording studios can find all the sound material they need to create demos, records, remixes, commercials, jingles and soundtracks. They will be showcasing Rop Papen's virtual synths (Predator, Blade), iZotope mastering tools and Songwriting made EZ with Toontrack in Studio 2 at Sound Gallery Studios in Zone 4 (basement floor).
TWIDDLE.IT: a social networking site for musicians created by musicians.
EXETER LOCAL RECORDS: Exeter Local Records is a new pop-up record shop specialising in selling CDs and Merch from local artists and bands. By buying music from them you are helping to support local musicians.
Zone 2: Media CentreBlack Box - TIME: 11:15-12:00
PROPELLERHEAD: showing Reason 7, a music software program which emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers and mixers. Masterclass demonstrating Reason 7 with mixing engineer with Mattias Haggstrom-Gerde from Propellerheads in Sweden who will concentrate on new features in Reason 7 and Synthesis.
Black Box - TIME: 12:30-13:30
VINTAGE ANALOGUE SYNTH masterclass with RICHARD BARBIERI (Porcupine Tree, Japan)
Representing the true "analogue" side of A2D, Richard will be demonstrating how these vintage synths work and more importantly how they sound. He'll be bringing along his three favourite gems from his collection - The Roland System 700 Lab Series semi modular, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 polysynth and a Micromoog mono synth. These all manufactured between 1975 -1984. Richard will be talking about his approach to synthesis, taking questions and inviting people to try out these rarities.
Black Box - TIME: 13:45-14:30
PROPELLERHEAD: showing Reason 7, a music software program which emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers and mixers. Masterclass demonstrating Reason 7 with mixing engineer Gary Bromham. Black Box - TIME: 14:45-15:15
Q & A and hands-on session with RICHARD BARBIERI (Porcupine Tree, Japan
Black Box - TIME: 15:30-16:30 Post production & Cinema Surround Sound demo
QUESTED MONITORING SYSTEMS: design and manufacture the world's most neutral loudspeakers for recording studios and engineers worldwide. Their world includes Abbey Road, Gladiator, Florence & The Machine and they are kindly supplying much of the monitoring for the A2D show. Other services include custom installation and post-production & cinema.
Black Box - TIME: 15:30-16:30 Post production & Cinema Surround Sound demo with Simon Heyworth and Andy Miles from (SAM)
SUPER AUDIO MASTERING: (SAM) is a state-of-the-art Mastering facility owned and run by Simon Heyworth who is mastering projects both in Stereo and 5.1 Surround for CD, DVD (DTS/Dolby Digital), Blu-ray & SACD. Simon established his reputation in recording at Virgin’s Manor Studios, most notably as co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. Established in 2002, SAM have an impressive client list including Depeche Mode, Imogen Heap, Simple Minds, George Harrison, Nick Drake, King Crimson to mention a few. - Surround Sound demo
Computer Room - TIME: ALL DAY - MASTERCLASS: 13:30-14:15
ABLETON LIVE: Come and see the much anticipated Ableton Push and Ableton Live 9 demonstrated by renowned Ableton Certified Trainer Martin Delaney. Martin has been using and teaching Live since version 1. He wrote the Ableton Live Tips & Tricks books for PC Publishing, produces Ableton Live 9 training movies for Elephorm, and writes the monthly Live tutorials for Future Music. He also designed the acclaimed Kenton Killamix Mini USB MIDI controller. Push has quickly become one of 2013's most sought after pieces of gear. Ableton's new hardware instrument sold out within days of release and if you want to find out why then get yourself along to the "Push Playground" at this years A2D. Ableton will be hosting a dedicated room in Zone 2 where you can get hands-on with Push in the company of two of the UK's finest Ableton Certified Trainers. Adrian Pickard and Martin Delaney will have a total of 5 Push units on hand (quite possibly the largest number ever assembled in the UK!) and will guide you through creating beats, chords and melodies using this remarkable new instrument. Here's a taste of what to expect: PUSH
Edit 1 - TIME: ALL DAY - MASTERCLASS: 15:30-16:15
AVID: Award-winning digital audio and video solutions empowering people to achieve their creative visions. Avid will be showcasing Pro Tools Express, Fast Track Solo, Fast Track Duo, Eleven Rack, Artist Series, Pro Tools 10.
Zone 3: First Floor
Drama Studio - ALL DAY - YAMAHA MUSIC (UK)
YAMAHA MUSIC With over 120 years of experience in producing musical instruments, Yamaha is both knowledgeable and passionate about the creation of beautiful sound, alongside music production tools, audio visual products and professional audio services. Come and meet their friendly reps who will be showcasing new products fresh from MusicMesse (Frankfurt), synths, PAs, mixers and speakers. Special guest: drumstep producer and DJ erbNdub.
Voodoo Lounge - Exhibitors Stalls - ALL DAY
2TWENTY2: 2twenty2 manages the sales, distribution and marketing of products from internationally renowned music technology companies across the UK such as Native Instruments, Celemony and more. In this year's A2D, they will be showcasing: Bitwig Studio software, Nektar Panorama Controllers, Livid Instruments Controllers, Teenage Engineering OP-1).
FOCUSRITE: Founded in 1985 by Rupert Neve, Focusrite's first contracts included a commission from Sir George Martin to build extensions to Air Studios' custom Neve consoles, initially the vintage recording console in Martin’s Air Montserrat studio in the Caribbean. Focusrite designs and markets audio interfaces, microphone preamps, consoles, analogue EQs and Channel strips, and digital audio processing hardware and software
NOVATION: Want to see, hear and play the Novation Bass Station II before it's release this summer? As part of Novations’ UK Summer’s Tour 2013, Chris Dominey will be presenting Bass Station II, Launchpad S & Launchkey. The Novation Bass Station II is an analogue mono-synth based on the classic original Bass Station but re-worked for the 21st century. It has two filters, two oscillators plus a third sub-oscillator, patch save and a fully analogue effects section. Add a step sequencer, arpeggiator, full sized keys and a powerful modulation section and you have the makings of a synth that is built for bass, but capable of so much more.
SONTRONICS: British designed mics & preamps that combine professional sound and build quality with total affordability. The stall will be manned by the head of AV at the Institute of Architects and secretary to the British Sound Recordists’ Association, Steve Barrett-White.
Sound-Link Pro Audio: Sound-Link is a specialist distributor of products for the acquisition of sound and critical reference monitoring. We represent a portfolio of market leading manufacturers. Rycote has appointed Sound-Link ProAudio as a dealer for its world renowned range of microphone windshields and shock mounts, which complements our portfolio of top class acquisition and monitoring products.
BakTrak Pedal: The Ultimate MP3 Backing Track Pedal, designed and developed by musicians for musicians. The pedal is a new concept in playing MP3 backing tracks, song intro's and fills, it can be used by gigging bands and solo artists through to the beginner in their ?bedroom. BakTrak was developed for a covers band who needed to play an iconic keyboard intro and having tried various other paraphlanalia (ipod, ipad, mp3 players etc) could never get the timing right …… and so BakTrak was born.
CLICKSOUND: For the very first time, get your hands on unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to the working parts of professional producers’ track ideas with Clicksound’s MIDI Construction Templates. Whether you are new to producing music or a seasoned music producing veteran, developers Clicksound offer a rare, completely unrestricted insight into another producer’s workflow and studio session and allows you to limitlessly customise, deconstruct and change that material to make your own music. Clicksound are also the first ever to offer a range of Symphonic and Classical music templates for Logic Pro. Come and test out their MIDI Construction Templates and see just how limitless the possibilities are to create your own individual track with their royalty-free MIDI packs.
ORCHID ELECTRONICS: Long established, Exeter-based company, specialising in products and services for the professional audio industry, including acoustic Pre-Amp custom built for Steve Knightley and Phil Beer of Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman and many other musicians.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND SOUND: With over 10 year experience in delivering world class instrument tuition in Exeter the Academy of Music and Sound have been furthering their venture into recording and production over the last year. The Exeter centre has been fitted out with a Pro Tools 24 channel digital recording studio that is both practical for teaching purposes and available commercially for really affordable recording sessions. They will be delivering recording and production training from September 2013: A level 3 Diploma specializing in music production, and a part time foundation degree programme.
dBs Music: Educational establishment offering BTEC diplomas and degree level courses in Music Technology, Music Production, DJ, Live Sound and Music Performance in cutting edge facilities
Zone 4: Basement Floor - Sound Gallery StudiosSOUND GALLERY STUDIOS: a professional recording studio run by a social enterprise (Sound Gallery CIC) which offers a wide range of facilities to musicians, including audio digital and analogue recording facilities, rehearsal space, music technology courses, workshops, masterclasses and music industry events situated in Exeter Phoenix. Sound Gallery also hosts and organises the 'Analogue to Digital Music Expo'.
Studio 1 & Control Room - ALL DAY
Recording & Mixing surgeries with engineers and producers (tfpro, Logic Pro 9, Pro Tools, SSL, TASCAM MS 16 1 tape recorder)
Studio 2 - ALL DAY
TIME + SPACE: a place where recording artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, DJs and recording studios can find all the sound material they need to create demos, records, remixes, commercials, jingles and soundtracks. They will be running 3 workshops in Studio 2:
Rob Papen Virtual Synths with D-Product - Time: 11:15-11:45 & 14:20-15:00: Bristol Drum n Bass producer and Roni Size/Kosheen engineer D-Product, will demonstrate how to use Rob Papen software plugins like Predator and Blade to devastate the dance floor.
Mixing and Mastering with iZotope software - Time: 12:15-13:00 & 15:15-16:00: Time+Space Product Specialist Martin Cranfield takes an in depth look at how to get your mixes sounding fresh and polished with iZotope's innovative range of music production tools.
Songwriting made 'EZ' with Toontrack - Time: 13:20-14:00 & 16:15-16:45- Time+Space Product Specialist Martin Cranfield takes a look at Toontrack's 'EZ' range of songwriting and music production tools.
ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM - EXETER
VIRTUAL VINCENZO: Sound Gallery's digital reconstruction of the 1782 harpsichord built by Vincenzo Sodi in Florence. Play the keyboard and hear the voice of this unique instrument which is currently displayed at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, just across the road from Exeter Phoenix!
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Sound Gallery acknowledges support from Exeter City Council, Arts Council England and Exeter Phoenix. Official hotel: The Rougemont Hotel in Exeter.