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The Marble Factory, Bristol
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A festival of Knobs, Buttons and Discussions

A festival of Knobs, Buttons and Discussions over 4 warehouse rooms in the heart of Bristol.

A full day and evening of synthesizer stalls, panel talks, live hardware performances, DIY modular workshops, Ableton Live workshops, Max4Live build sessions and the Escher Music Connection showcase.

Synths & Talks 12:00pm - 18:00pm

Live Sets : 12:00pm - 23:00pm
Live Sets :
London Modular Alliance
Steevio & Suzybee Brady
Steve Davis presents The Utopia Strong
Hodge presents Escher Music Connection
Finlay Shakespeare
Mylar Melodies
Meister Spoon
Kahn (Bandulu)
Pinch (Tectonic)
Batu_music (Timedance)
narrated by A Sagittariun
Covering branding, releases, surviving in an over saturated market, label chat and Bristol. There's plenty being discussed on this panel from these established Bristol artists.
Discussions and demonstrations:
PRS for Music
Mylar Melodies meets Steve Davis
DIY Build sessions:
Patching Panda / Transient Modules / Befaco
Bastl Instruments
Error instruments
Bubblesound Modular

Please note these pre-booked sessions will be approx 4 hours long and will hold a maximum of eight builders per session. More info on these to follow soon.

Hodge presents Escher:
Hodge will be performing a 2 hour set of unsigned music from producers that attend our monthly in-store Escher Music Connection events. There will be a prize draw after the set for the producers that had their tunes played. Gear give-aways from NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, ALLEN & HEATH, Novation and Bladud Flies.

Ableton will be running 2 workshops throughout the afternoon. A "beginners" session designed to get you started with Live; building sounds, loops, sequences, FX chains and using the Push controller. The later session will be focusing on Max For Live, showing how you can expand and alter Live for your personal project, idea or style. By the end of the workshop we aim to have built a simple Max for Live device with ideas of how to expand it further yourself at home.
These sessions will be on a first come first served basis with a maximum of approx 15-20 people per session, please remember to download the Live 10 Demo for free from Ableton and bring your laptop!

Novation demonstrate their new SLMKIII controller and how to reach different dimensions with their onboard integrated 8 track sequencer. Maximise any modular, synth rack or "dawless" set up with this new monster machine.

Allen & Heath:
Allen and Heath products are not produced solely for DJs. Their Zed mixers are designed to integrate direct with your current DAW systems. Come and see how you can mix their technology with performance and production with a full demonstration from the people behind these mixers.

Native Instruments:
Product Specialist, Anna Disclaim shows you how to transform your productions using Komplete Kontrol’s Scale, Chord and Arp features. This smart controller keyboard harnesses the full power of Komplete to create professional sounding music with any plugin.

PRS for music
The PRS is regularly overlooked yet a necessity for getting paid for your music composition and live performances. Come and meet Ashley Howard from the PRS, find out exactly how it works, how to register your music, how they gather your revenue and, more importantly, how you get paid.

Mylar Melodies meets Steve Davis:
What more can we say about this. Steve Davis has held more world snooker championships than we've had modules!

His exceptional knowledge of underground electronica, psychedelic funk, Northern Soul and everything in between is simply unparalleled. As an avid collector of vinyl & modular synths, Steve chats with Mylar Melodies about his "Love of Hardware", electronic music, his influences and maybe the odd Hurricane Higgins story thrown in.

DJ Krust:
DJ Krust is renowned not only as one of the most important Drum and Bass innovators to have ever "really experienced" this cities musical change but his stand up, in depth production lectures are for those who really want to learn the psychology and mental thought process behind composition and production. From your initial musical ideas and direction through to personal inspiration and goals.
This talk is a must for any young producers who are serious about making music their career choice.

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Venue Address: The Marble Factory, 74-78 Avon St, Bristol, BS2 0PX