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Brighton Music Conference 2019

Now in its sixth year, the Brighton Music Conference is the UK’s foremost electronic music expo and networking event, and this year’s show promises to be the biggest and best yet.

Taking place from 24-27 April at various venues across the city, BMC 2019 brings together artists, producers and music technology manufacturers for four days of idea exchange, education and unadulterated geeking-out. This year, Novation are hosting a series of seminars and workshops in the Focusrite Novation Theatre, hosted by a who’s who of contemporary electronic music including –CALC–, Alex Arnout, Rebekah, Reset Robot and Alex Jann. A wide range of topics will be covered, from integrating hardware into the software-centric studio and sampling classic vinyl, to maintaining creative flow and working with modular systems; and a Q&A session at the end of every workshop will offer the chance to ask the presenting artist anything.

As well as that, attendees will be able to get hands-on with Novation’s range of synths and MIDI controllers in the Theatre and Demo Zone, including Peak, SL MkIII and the Launch series.

An unmissable event for any electronic music producer looking to improve their skills, make new contacts and get more from their Novation gear, BMC 2019 runs across Brighton from 24-27 April. Tickets are available now at

Focusrite x Novation Theatre Lineup:


Thursday 25th April:
12:30 - Alex Jann ‘Sequence. Modulate’
Censor Music’s Alex Jann showcases the hardware processes he uses to get his particular electro and techno sound in the studio and on stage.
13:30 - Alex Arnout ‘A Creative Mindset - A modern exploration into studio evolution and how to push your sound forward’
Artist and A&R Alex Arnout discusses the producer’s mindset, and how to work around the creative obstacles that can arise in the studio.
14:30 - Sean Tyas ‘A Matter of Time’
The Regenerate Records label boss, producer and remixer demonstrates his approach to sound design and shows how he makes his attention-grabbing basslines.
15:30 - Rebekah ‘Analogue Elements - Getting started with hardware’
The Soma artist and Elements label owner shares her workflow ideas and de-mystifies the confusion surrounding integration of hardware and software with the help of her hand-selected modular setup.

Friday 26th April:
11:30 - -CALC- ‘Sound Design 101 for the Electronic Musician’
Brighton based artist -CALC- demonstrates how to create classic patches from scratch, centred on the Novation Peak.
12:30 - South of the Stars ‘For the Record’
Production and remixing duo South of the Stars dissect the art of capturing classic vinyl and bringing it up to date with edits and reworks for a digital set.
13:30 - Reset Robot ‘Self Existence – Track deconstruction’ 
The UK techno artist breaks down last year’s seminal track, ‘Self Existence’, and demonstrates the Novation SL MkIII’s tight integration with his chosen DAW, Reason.
14:30 - GLXY ‘Altered Visions’
The Shogun Audio-signed duo break down their 2018 track, ‘Visions’, showing how they bring hardware elements into their DAW-centred workflow to accent their clean, powerful digital sound.
15:30 - Sync 24 ‘Electro: Modern Production Techniques in an ever-evolving genre’
Cultivated ‘electro-head’ SYNC 24 showcases the unique techniques behind his production and remixing processes, from start to finish.