FOCUSRITE NOVATION THEATRE

(Access to all BMC pass holders)

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 2018

11:00 – Seminar 1: Hitting the Stage – performing your studio-based productions on the live stage

Recent times have seen a shift from completely computer based “in-the-box” live shows to performers making use of the huge amount of powerful hardware gear currently available. Novation’s product specialist Chris “-CALC-“ Calcutt explores the different ways available to create the perfect hardware live set-up and how to realise your studio tracks in the live environment. Using a range of different equipment from both Novation and some other interesting devices, -CALC– will give a full run through of how to take your tracks to the stage, choosing the right gear and sharing tips and techniques that will let you shine out from the crowd.

 

12:00 – Seminar 2: Composition and processing technique with James Dymond

James Dymond has built a career over recent years as one of the UK’s brightest Trance artists. He has productions on labels such as Armin Van Buren’s Armada and is resident on Aly & Fila’s Future Sound of Egypt. James’ production is focused on working within the box yet manages to achieve huge sounding mixes despite not using hardware. He will share his composition and processing techniques within this track build session (Part 1 of 2 sessions today). Expect to learn about his Analog modelling fx chains with plugins and how he creates dance floor damage with his production skill.

 

13:00 – Seminar 3: Creative sound tools and technique workshop with Stefano Ritteri

When an artist hits the creative wall in music creation, and ideas are not easily materialising, it is tempting to take the easy route of preset surfing, or to browse the latest plugin for inspiration. Stefano Ritteri will take steps to dissolve this mind set by sharing some of his fundamental work flow ideas and demonstrate how producers can create totally unique sounds through the power of sound design, reprocessing, sampling and manipulating audio to new heights. He will be using his FX rig , Novation Peak, Clarett USB interface and Ableton Live.
Stefano Ritteri is an electroninc music producer and has for the last 16 years been making music under various monikers for labels such as Dirty Bird, Defected, Get Physical as well as engineering and composing music for TV and advertising. This is not to be missed!

 

14:00 – Seminar 4: State of the Art Synthesis with East End Dubs

With so many choices when choosing your studio setup, it is important to get the most out of the gear you choose. Certain instruments offer different work flows as well as sound. Even modest systems can have a wealth of connectivity for artists to utilise, and of course can yield interesting results with modular, drum machines and sequencers.  Eastenderz label boss – Eastend Dubs takes us through his synth choices that he uses in the studio when writing and creating his signature sound. He will be showing users how Novation & Focusrite products feature in his setup alongside many other brands, and how great results happen when creative connectivity comes into play.

 

15:00 – Seminar 5: Mix & Arrangement Exploration with James Dymond

James Dymond finishes the day with his final track build workshop. The morning session focused on composition and processing, this session addresses mix and arrangement duties. It can sometimes be daunting to turn your vision of a track to a finished masterpiece. James Dymond takes the guess work out of the process and shares vital tips for creating modern, cohesive mixes with emotion. From idea – to dance floor, expect to learn how to get the most out of a simple setup all focused around his Focusrite Clarett USB interface.

 

16:00 – Seminar 6: Standing out from the crowd – Mashup technique with South of the Stars

Existing as a DJ in the modern circuit can be challenging, in this world the mashup has now become king! Novation’s very own Mark Lowes has hit a recent vein of success as part of new UK trance duo South Of The Stars. With support throughout their career from heavyweights such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk & Armin Van Buuren. In this session Mark shares the creative concept of starting and finishing mashups. Mark will focus on Exploring track selection, warping techniques, hot cues and detailed automation to final export with Novation Launchpad and Focusrite Clarett.

FRIDAY 27TH APRIL 2018

 

11:00 – Seminar 1: Live by design with Alex Jann

There are many factors to consider when deciding on what kit makes the cut for a live rig, whether it comes down to size vs functionality, or refining what can be done by simply knowing what certain equipment can achieve. Alex Jann is no stranger to this subject as has been making music solely on hardware for nearly 2 decades and has played live acts in all matter of settings across Europe under his own name with travel friendly systems. He has played using a plethora of kit such as Eurorack, grooveboxes and drum machines from release launch events for labels such as Rhythm Cult, to venues like the Get Physical Vs Flying Circus Off event in Barcelona.  Alex will show the benefits of using hardware that does more than one job in his rig, showing travelling artists you do not need to take the whole system! His performance-based seminar will be focused around the Novation Circuit Mono Station, Peak and a live Eurorack system, and of course alongside some all-time classic gear.

 

12:00 – Seminar 2: Creative sound tools and technique workshop with Stefano Ritteri

When an artist hits the creative wall in music creation, and ideas are not easily materialising, it is tempting to take the easy route of preset surfing, or to browse the latest plugin for inspiration. Stefano Ritteri will take steps to dissolve this mind set by sharing some of his fundamental work flow ideas and demonstrate how producers can create totally unique sounds through the power of sound design, reprocessing, sampling and manipulating audio to new heights. He will be using his FX rig , Novation Peak, Clarett USB interface and Ableton Live.
Stefano Ritteri is an electroninc music producer and has for the last 16 years been making music under various monikers for labels such as Dirty Bird, Defected, Get Physical as well as engineering and composing music for TV and advertising. This is not to be missed!

 

14:00 – Seminar 3: Create, Capture and Arrange with Alex Arnout

Alex Arnout has been one of the most significant London-based house artists in recent years. His style encompasses many different sounds, taking inspiration from his extensive record collection and the countless dance floors he has filled for many years. He runs some of the most prolific labels in the UK – Dogmatik Records & DMK Records – who has seen releases from artists such as Peace Division, Jovonn, Maya Jane Coles and Burnski amongst many others. His hardware-based studio is focused around live capture and makes sure that his music creation process is completely free, and at one with the machines he works with, a blurred line between him and the circuits. Alex will take attendees though how he starts from scratch on each track, captures the live session and then arranges something ready for the floor.

 

15:00 – Seminar 4: Standing out from the crowd – Mashup technique with South of the Stars

Existing as a DJ in the modern circuit can be challenging, in this world the mashup has now become king! Novation’s very own Mark Lowes has hit a recent vein of success as part of new UK trance duo South Of The Stars. With support throughout their career from heavyweights such as Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk & Armin Van Buuren. In this session Mark shares the creative concept of starting and finishing mashups. Mark will focus on Exploring track selection, warping techniques, hot cues and detailed automation to final export with Novation Launchpad and Focusrite Clarett.

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