Music Production Show is the mecca of music production
Music technology lovers gathered in Emirates Stadium this weekend to experience the 2012 Music Production Show. Not only an opportunity for companies to display new updates, features and new equipment, the event also gave visitors the advantage of a variety of free seminars on everything from hardware advice to software tips. In a friendly atmosphere with music playing throughout the venue and the constant sound of tech chatter. This event sets itself apart from other music shows by the wealth of experience on hand at every stall; each exhibitor knew their products and could advise anyone on make, model, version, and set up requirements.
This year saw seminars from Music Tech Magazine, Yamaha, J.A.M.E.S, APRS and Soundtronics, alongside many others. Steinberg presented a seminar focusing on Cubase 7, while Sound On Sound gave a Q&A with Paul White and Hugh Robjohns. There was also a Pro-Tools Experts seminar where the production team, plus special guests, covered a wide variety of recording and production subjects.
This moderately-sized expo saw big producer names such as Sennheiser, Avid and Nova Distribution displaying equipment, much of it available to test out. Some equipment was even available at special show prices. Let’s face it: none of this high tech equipment is cheap, but a number of stalls had deals and bundles available. Expert engineers and company representatives were there to advise on everything, from which speakers to choose and which microphone best suits your style, right through to extremely in-depth hardware recommendations.
This event is definitely something for the more hardcore music tech enthusiasts. You need in-depth experience as the equipment on sale is by no means simple or cheap. If you need specific advice on how to set up a home studio, this was the place to get it. The wealth of information on display was excellent, with information packs on every stand.
The Music Production Show brought together big brands of music software, hardware and music magazines. For serious music tech geeks, this was pure heaven. A mass of useful seminars and Q&A sessions allowed visitors to ask for specific advice personal to them, and also bring up questions everyone has. How can I achieve a smoother sound on my recording? How do I get the best from my production software? If music production is your passion, then this is definitely a world you can get lost in.
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