Exeter’s Vibraphonic festival 2009 finished on a high note with Devon’s first ever Music Expo organised by
Sound Gallery. A day of ‘hands-on’ demonstrations, master-classes, workshops, Q&As and live performances
all under one roof, plus a prize draw with up to £5,000 of music software and hardware up for grabs!
£5,000 worth of music software and hardware, A to D is set to become an annual event.
Sound Gallery has established national and international links with the music industry in London and
abroad and has made this an annual event that will put Exeter on the map as a leading host for music
technology and innovation. This event gave the opportunity to everyone involved in music-making in the
South West to come and try out all the latest music technology.
This was also the first time anyone in the UK had the opportunity to try equipment that was showcased
at the NAMM show in the US in January 2009 which only allows access to traders and not the general public.
Participating companies/brands in 2009 included:
IK Multimedia, Novation, Focusrite, Ableton Live, TFPro. Native Instruments, Korg,
Fender, Yamaha, Tenori -ON, MAudio / Pro Tools, Time & Space , Arturia, EKS, GAK, Prism Sound,
Mansons, Orchid Electronics, Quested Monitors …..
Analogue to Digital Prizes 2009
“this was the “nicest” show i’ve been to in a long time… I sincerely hope it happens again next year and that more manufacturers support the show…” – SOS Forum
“a LOT LESS EAR STRESS , the spread out nature of the venue means that noise levels in each room are manageable” – SOS Forum
“the specialists are more approachable and can more easily demonstrate stuff on a one on one basis” – SOS Forum
“presentations were typically well delivered, and clearly audible” – SOS Forum
“the bar prices were not unreasonable either…. parking for the whole day was a fiver, and Exeter isn’t actually that far really” – SOS Forum
“Thank you so much for donating the fantastic Total Guitar & Bass bundle for the Analogue To Digital Music Expo on the weekend, I was so chuffed to win it! It’s great to have this kind of event happening on my doorstep.” – (raffle winner)
“big up to those manufacturers who’ve had the optimism to support this fledgling event… lets hope it’s a success and there are more in future years” – SOS Forum
“Just a quick thank you, to you, and all your crew, from Affinity Audio and Quested for putting on a very smooth running show, I trust is was deemed a success by one and all, and we look forward to the next one in 2010!!”
“We just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for a very successful event. We were very impressed with the number of people who came and were delighted with the response that we received for our T-RackS sessions” – IK Multimedia UK
“ We were very pleased with the response and overall turnout and, if you are planning a similar event next year then please feel free to let us know. Many thanks for your hard work and support!” – Yamaha Music (UK) Ltd
“Thank you for inviting us we all enjoyed it. Bigger and better next year” Time & Space
“They came, They saw , They ran away screaming”
“wow… what a raffle…..”
Time+Space presented demonstrations of Spectrasonics´ massively successful Omnisphere power synth and will also be joined by top Producer/DJ and Sample Magic co-founder Sharooz Raoofi. With hugely popular sample libraries such as Nu-Rave and Minimal & Tech House under their belt, Sharooz shared the secrets of all aspects of Sample Magic´s sample production as well as demonstrated how to use the samples to make a bangin´ tune of your own!
Yamaha Music Production were in attendance with product demonstrators on hand to get you making music with TENORI-ON – the multi-award winning new instrument that uniquely marries music and art inspiring new directions, new music and new genres.
M-Audio was there to demo Digidesign’s Pro Tools 8, along with a number of M-Audio’s award-winning USB Midi keyboards and pro studio monitor ranges, along with Axiom Pro keyboard – our most advanced midi controller yet with built-in control for Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Cubase and many other plugins and software applications.
IK Multimedia hosted a room on the day and as part of their presentation to the public invited producer Ben Fenner to come and run some masterclasses in T-Racks 3 production software. Ben’s many credits include engineering / producing with the likes of Radiohead, Brian Eno and the Feeling.
They also demonstrated the fabulous AmpliTube® Fender® official guitar/bass Amp and FX software suite. Made by IK Multimedia in cooperation with legendary music icon Fender® Musical Instruments Corporation.