We are including a number of workshops in the programme in The Study Sessions and at Alison House, which is a 5 minute walk away from Teviot Row House, so you can learn all about audio production, hone your skills, and even build and programme your own synth module!
Saturday 10am - 1:30pm
GMSN: Build Your Own Synth Workshop
Limited to 20 spaces - tickets sold separately
The GMSN! Synth Building Workshop is aimed at both beginners and experienced solderers. Participants will be building the GMSN! Pure Digit, a fully programmable, digital utility module for eurorack. If you've ever wanted to start building your own modular synthesiser, this is the place to start. All tools and components will be provided, along with full instructions on soldering and flashing the module. If you can "paint by numbers" you can build a synth :)
The Pure Digit is based on the same chip as an Arduino, so uses the same IDE and programming techniques. It comes with it's own library and some sample code including a Random Sequencer, BitCrusher, LFO and basic VCO.
Saturday 2pm - 4pm
Ali Staton - Mixing Hit Records with UAD Plugins
Ali Staton is a UK based mix engineer and producer, he has worked with a diverse group of artists including Madonna, Seal, Razorlight, Lamb and Rufus Wainwright, successfully combining work on both critically acclaimed albums and high profile pop projects. He has built an enviable reputation working alongside producers including Stuart Price, The Neptunes, Gary Katz, Giorgio Morodor and Damian LeGassick.
Albums he has worked on have gone on to receive a Grammy nomination for Seal's album ‘System', a Brit Award for Daniel Bedingfield's ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ and a Mercury Music Prize nomination for Tricky's 'Maxinequaye'.
Join Ali for a deep dive into mixing hit records with UAD plugins followed by Q&A.
Everyone who comes along will be entered into a prize draw to win an Apollo Twin Due MKII (Worth over £750) - space is limited so get down early to avoid disappointment!
The use of Alison House has been kindly facilitated for us by our partner The University of Edinburgh. They have a number of credible courses for people interested in a career in audio:
Acoustics and Music Technology: https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/acoustics-and-music-technology-msc
Composition for Screen: https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/composition-screen-msc
PhD research and Sound Design by research https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/creative-music-practice-phd | https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/sound-design-msc-research
BMus in Acoustics and Music Technology: https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/acoustics-and-music-technology-bsc-hons