Brighton Music Conference begins today

The UK’s ‘only electronic music conference’, Brighton Music Conference kicks off today with a two-day event at the Brighton Dome, among other city venues.

The BMC Academy programme will hold over 30 master classes and talks, with panel topics spanning live, digital broadcasting, streaming, publishing (and monetisation), legal, synching, social media and beyond.

The show floor also boasts 60 exhibitors including Sennheiser, Audio-Technica, Allen & Heath, Focusrite, Shure, Funktion One, Native Instruments, Korg, PMC and Steinberg, along with a host of exclusive tech and artist showcases.

Steinberg will be exhibiting their latest version of their flagship DAW Cubase 8 Pro, as well as their range of UR audio interfaces and virtual instruments. There will also be some special discounts and freebies available throughout the show at their stand (A30).

Funktion One will be offering the opportunity to experience the PSM318 professional DJ monitors, and will showcase its new self-powered bass system designed for smaller applications, including studios and home environments.

Shure will be showcasing a range of their earphones and headphones for DJ’s, producers and audiophiles alike. All models, including the SE846 quad driver earphones and SRH1840 open-back studio headphones will be available for demo. In addition, there will be brand new microphones in the form of the new PG Alta range, plus studio and live performances.

Native Instruments’ will be showcasing its update to their Maschine Groove Production studio, and Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards. Plus this is the chance for BMC pass holders to get their hands on Stems, a new multi-track audio format that allows DJs and live performers to incorporate individual parts of a track in their sets.

Plus, visit PMC Speakers’ stand for 15% off a pair of TwoTwo nearfield monitors for all attendees at BMC.

Amongst the range of seminars on offer, be sure not to miss ‘Novation Presents: On Stage with Paul Hartnoll and 8:58’ on Friday from 11:50am – 12:50pm where the former member of electronic dance music duo Orbital will host a technical showcase, discussing how he sets up his rig and the equipment he turned to for inspiration in transferring 8:58, his new project and time inspired collaborative concept album, into a live set.

Later, from 4:45pm – 5:30pm, ‘Point Blank Present: Bass Production Masterclass: How to Create a Layered Lead Bass’, will teach you how to use Ableton Live’s Instrument Racks along with Native Instruments synths to layer a powerful lead/bass sound with multiple layers to cover all the frequency range.

On Saturday from 3:45pm – 4:30pm, ‘Ableton Presents: Creative Strategies For Electronic Music Producers Panel’ will be held, where some of Brighton’s most respected electronic artists discuss how they overcome the creative roadblocks in production.

‘Audio Technica and Vicoustic Present: Studio Design Principles for the Electronic Musician’ will be held on Friday from 10:30am – 11:30am and Saturday from 3:20pm – 4:10pm, showcasing the principles of studio design for electronic producers and explaining how to remove the barriers that electronic producers feel get in the way of their mix due to room factors.

Tickets are available at the venue from £18. To learn more, visit the event’s official site.