2019 Seminar & Demo Programme

Fantastic talks & demos included in your ticket price.

Main Seminar Room - Bar Stage - Lower Floor Stage

Please note a queuing system will operate for each talk held in the Main Seminar room. The Bar and Lower Floor Stage demos operate on a first come basis.

 

A Guy Called Gerald

We’re excited to announce that Gerald Simpson, recognised as the man who kick started Europe’s acid house movement with his ’88 classic ‘Voodoo Ray’ and 'Pacific State' (as a founding member of 808 State), will be on the seminar stage talking about and demonstrating how he puts a track together.

Talk start at 5:00pm

Fairlight @ 40

Fairlight CMI Owner, enthusiast and some-time restorer, Rob Puricelli (aka Failed Muso), will take you through the 40 year history of this ground breaking instrument, dispel some myths, reinforce others and demonstrate why this machine, 40 years ago this year, changed the way we make music to this day, and is as important to electronic music making as the the Minimoog.

Breaking News ...... Rob will be joined on-stage by Producer, Steve Levine to talk about his extensive use of the Fairlight on many of his 80s hit records.

Talk start at 1:00pm

Composing With Tape

Engineer and producer Marta Salogni will use her Revox and Akai reel-to-reel tape machine setup to demonstrate the compositional element of tape within electronic music creation. Based on a live performance, she will talk about tape machines as musical instruments whilst showing different forms of creative processing such as tape loops, feedback and cross-routing sends and returns.

Marta has worked with artists across a range of styles including Björk, Bon Iver, Goldfrapp, Frank Ocean, and Holly Herndon.

Talk start at 3:00pm 

Getting Started With Modular
Everything you always wanted to know about building a Eurorack Modular but were too afraid to ask!

Join SOS author and the man behind Molten Modular, Robin Vincent for an in-depth ‘beginners guide’ to building a system from scratch. How to choose a case, which modules to start with and how to put them together! 

Robin will explain the process as he goes about building up a system live on stage. This will be followed by a Q&A session to give you the opportunity to ask those burning questions before running back into the exhibition hall to buy your very own system!

Talk start at 11:00am

Getting Started With Modular
Everything you always wanted to know about building a Eurorack Modular but were too afraid to ask!

Join SOS author and the man behind Molten Modular, Robin Vincent for an in-depth ‘beginners guide’ to building a system from scratch. How to choose a case, which modules to start with and how to put them together! 

Robin will explain the process as he goes about building up a system live on stage. This will be followed by a Q&A session to give you the opportunity to ask those burning questions before running back into the exhibition hall to buy your very own system!

Talk start at 11:00am

BAR STAGE DEMOS
Free demos to watch in the bar

12:00 Noon - TEENAGE ENGINEERING
As composers, producers and recording artists, we can often find ourselves becoming stuck in a loop or lacking inspiration. The Teenage Engineering OP-Z can help you to beat creative block.

Matthew Milligan, product specialist at Teenage Engineering's UK distributor Sound Technology, will be covering some of the unique features of the OP-Z that could help you to overcome this issue, and turn basic patterns in to complex and progressive tracks.

1:30pm - ABLETON LIVE CV TOOLS
CV Tools was developed by Ableton in collaboration with Berlin electronic music-makers Skinnerbox. CV Tools is a new Pack of 10 Max for Live devices that generate or receive Pitch, Control, Clock and Trigger CV. You can receive and modulate CV between your modular or other CV-based gear with Ableton Live 10 using a compatible, dc-coupled audio interface.
Join Skinnerbox at SynthFest UK as they deep dive into new features, tools and devices. See how CV tools will change the way you look at your CV gear and Ableton Live 10.1

4:00pm - SOUNDGAS - VINTAGE GEAR JAM
Tony Miln presents the joy of sonic adventure: from studio classics to hidden gems, how can you coax fresh ideas out of old gear?
There will doubtless be a tape echo or two, the new Soundgas Type 636 (Grampian) Spring Reverb, and a host of superannuated beatboxes, drum synths and effects.

This talk will include a live Soundgas Instagram jam with selected pieces of vintage gear, quite possibly including some of the following: Roland RE-201 Space Echo, Mu-tron Bi-Phase, Hawk HR-40, Pearl Syncussion, Keio Minipops, Korg KR-55.

LOWER FLOOR DEMOS

Seats can not be reserved - first come first seated.

  • LOCI Modular Stands

  • Moog

  • Arturia MicroFreak

  • Eventide Rose


11:00-11:30
Unlocking LOCI – Inventing Innovative Modular Desktop Stands
Ste Holmes – Designer & Founder of LOCI

12:00-12:30
Moog Sirin Performance Demo
Dan “JD73” Goldman – Nightmares on Wax band

14:00-14:30
Moog One Performance Demo
Dan “JD73” Goldman – Nightmares on Wax band

15:00-15:30
Meeting the Moog Model 10 Modular
Tom Lewis – KMR Audio

16:00-16:30
Moog One Performance Demo
Dan “JD73” Goldman – Nightmares on Wax band

17:00-17:30
Arturia MicroFreak Demo
Tom Mortimer – Source Distribution

17:35-18:00
Eventide Rose Pedal (On Synths!) Demo
Perry Swain – Source Distribution

A Sound On Sound event in partnership with the Sheffield Sensoria Festival of Music / Film / Digital Media

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