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An Audience with Phill Brown & Tony Platt – MPG Seminar










Among the highlights of this year’s show will be a very special appearance by two legendary UK producers. Between them Tony Platt and Phill Brown have worked with everyone from AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley to Soweto Kinch, Bombay Bicycle Club and Maxi Jazz – and MPX presents a rare opportunity to see the pair in conversation.

Covering topics including working with rock legends to modern production techniques, “An Audience With Tony Platt and Phill Brown” promises to be a must-see at MPX.

J.A.M.E.S Staff Room – Calling All Teachers & Lecturers











FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 10.00am – 5.00pm

JAMES Staff Room – (Teachers & Lecturers welcome)
Room 5

Need a quiet 5 minutes?
Join us – sit  down, put your feet up
Free tea, coffee and biscuits

JAMES Links Industry & Education


Steinberg Seminar Features Major International Producers

Friday and Saturday’s seminars will be hosted by two well-known producers and DJs. The first masterclass is held by Marc JB, one half of Bimbo Jones with over 70 #1 remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The second session has acknowledged House producer Danny J Lewis giving insights into his latest projects.

Stop by our demo station to check out our best music production DAW yet, Cubase Pro 8, and the many exciting virtual instruments that come with Absolute 2. Also showcased is our new UR22mkII

Yamaha Workshop: Synthesis Made Easy


Find your OWN sound with Yamaha’s ‘Synthesis Made Easy’ Workshop programme to debut at Music Production Expo

Today, we live in a world where ‘sharing’ rules, and for musicians and producers alike that means access to a never ending supply of free samples and more presets for our synths and software than we could ever wish for – or will ever use.

Of course this is a good thing but it does mean there’s a risk of us all sounding the same – or spending more time looking for the ‘right’ sound.  To succeed musicians and producers need to cut through this homogenous ambient noise with their own ‘ signature’ sounds, not an easy task but worth it in the long run.

It’s too easy to stick with presets but that’s not really the point of Synthesizers is it?  Creative types don’t want to be using their energy searching for a sound that’s not ‘their’ sound.

Welcome to Yamaha’s brilliant new ‘ Synthesis Made Easy’ workshop programme, a series of national events to be launched at the forthcoming Music Production Expo at The Emirates on 20th/21st November.

The aim of the ‘ Synthesis Made Easy’ workshop is to help musicians and producers get back to creative synthesis basics, and understand how to build truly original sounds from scratch. Following the launch Yamaha will be taking the Workshop programme on the road. They’ll be popping up around Britain and will appeal to anyone with a passion for synthesis, sound design and originality.

Hosted by the acclaimed Dom Sigalas, who will be delivering hugely entertaining and informative sessions, which will prove invaluable to those seeking ‘their’ sound.   During the sessions Dom will dissect a professionally produced track and demonstrate how the signature voices have been crafted from scratch to result in a fresh and memorable sound.  From fat basslines, screaming leads, massive pads, to dynamic FX and percussion.  Dom will be using the brand new reface synths complemented by the award-winning MOTIF XF and MOXF instruments.

Yamaha’s Chris Irvine devised the programme and he said “For many synthesis and sound design is a scary subject, but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you build your own sounds from scratch. The ‘Synthesis Made Easy ‘ workshop programme aims to break the habit of reaching for the presets, and take you back to being creative, original and building your own sounds from scratch….Why?  Because it feels good to create your own unique sounds.”

MPX14 Seminars Packed Out!

The huge range of seminars at MPX14 were all packed to the rafters! Expect am increased number of seminar halls and wider range of topics for MPX15.


Prize Bundles Announced


When you arrive at the Music Production Expo 2014 you will be given the chance to fill in an entry form that will go into the “Magic Box”. On Saturday 15th November at 3.30pm, on the Music Tech Magazine stand, two lucky winners will be drawn at random. Here are the lists of amazing prizes that will be won on the day!

Prize Bundle A:

  • Focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface
  • Novation Lauchkey 49 Controller Keyboard
  • KRK RP5 Active Studio Monitors (Pair)
  • iCon Qcon Lite DAW Controller
  • Propellerhead Reason 8 DAW Software
  • Sontronics STC-80 Studio Microphone Pack
  • Audio Technica ATH M50 Headphones
  • SoundLink Pop Killer Pop Shield
  • Music Technology Magazine Subscription


Prize Bundle B

  • Steinberg Cubase 7.5 DAW Software
  • Neumann KH120 Active Studio Monitors
  • Native Instruments Maschine Studio
  • Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol 49
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate
  • sE Electronics X1 Studio Microphone Bundle
  • Allen & Heath ZED10FX Audio Mixer


If you have purchased any of the above items at the show and you are a lucky winner the retail partner will refund your purchase and you can return your goods.




Each week leading up to the show, we will be giving away a mix of free tickets and music production gear, keep checking back for the list of prizes on offer. The great news is that when your name is in the “Virtual Hat” you will have a chance of winning EVERY week.

It gets better! If you happen to win a set of tickets we will be happy to give you cash back on your existing purchased tickets! Winners will be posted on this page and drawn at random by an independent party.

So how do you enter?

Just buy your Music Production Expo tickets! The sooner you buy the better chance you have of winning!

Ticket-Factory(click the Ticket Factory Logo for availability and pricing of tickets)

This Weeks Prize is a wonderful pair of AKG K702 Studio Reference Headphones worth £199!






WEEK 1 WINNER   –   DAVIS (Taunton – Somerset)  –  FREE SHOW TICKETS for 2

WEEK 2 WINNER   –   William Gets (Hemel Hempstead)  –  SHURE SRH240a Studio Headphones


WEEK 3 WINNER   –   Darrell Matthews (Dorset)  –  ICon Qcon Lite

Prize QCon

WEEK 4 WINNER   –   Steve Molesworth (Barnet)  –  Reason 8


Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol

The Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol Tour has travelled the UK and will find itself at the Music Production Expo 2014. This years massive innovation from Native Instruments has seen producers, keyboard players, composers and DJ’s make the move to Komplete. The MPX show will give visitors the chance to get hands on time with Komplete Kontrol and Komplete 10, ask questions and meet the experts. In addition there will be stock available to buy at the show of all keyboard models and versions of Komplete 10.

KOMPLETE KONTROL opens up the full potential of KOMPLETE. Feel the world’s most advanced software instruments come to life under your fingertips – more intuitive, expressive, and inspirational than ever before.

Visit the Native Instruments stand at MPX2014

Book Now and get £168 FREE Software

focursrite pro

Focusrite and Novation have teamed up with Music Production Expo 2014 with an offer to beat all offers! Buy your tickets for the UK’s largest Music Technology Show and when you arrive at the Arsenal Emirates Stadium you will receive three amazing FREE codes for Focusrite Midnight plug-ins / Novation V-Station / Novation Bass Station. These classic plugins have a total value £168 and will enhance your DAW with a range of classic Compressor and EQ plug-ins plus a huge library of Fat Synthesizer and Bass sounds.

Midnight Plug-in Suite
Focusrite’s new Midnight plug-in suite takes two of the most iconic Focusrite modules of all time – the ISA110 equaliser and ISA130 compressor; models their sound exactly with powerful DSP technology; and gives them elegant, functional on-screen front panels that make them simplicity itself to use. Now you can add that authentic, classic Focusrite sound to your own tracks at a price you can afford. Your productions have never sounded so good.

Plug In Suite Free

Bass Station Plug In
Originally launched in 1993, Bass Station’s flexible DCO oscillators and warm analogue signal path defined countless dance and electronic hits. Now a classic, its iconic sound is available as a software plug-in, carefully modelled to faithfully recreate the sounds of a monophonic, dual-oscillator analogue synthesizer.

From deep fat bass sounds to clean screaming leads, this mix of 100 classic original and stunning new sounds create the warmth and resonance missing in today’s modern digital synths.

Novation V Station Plug In

The V-Station is a polyphonic soft-synth for Mac and PC. It has the same real 3-oscillator flexibility as the award winning K-Station, with powerful filters, 8-voice polyphony, simultaneous Novation FX.

Programming V-Station is simple. All the primary controls are on the main screen. Recall a named factory preset, tweak it and instantly save it in any of the 400 program locations. You’ll find additional functions and controls on three further tabs.

To receive your codes simply visit the Focusrite stand on either Friday or Saturday of the show with your ticket to register. Your Software Pack will be emailed out post show.



Sennheiser Distribution

Sennheiser Distribution

Neumann Studio Microphones

Sennheiser Distribution have confirmed their presence at Music Production Expo 2014.

For more than 65 years Sennheiser’s name has stood for top-quality pro-audio products, true sound and tailor-made solutions for every aspect of recording, transmission and reproduction of sound. Sennheiser want people to not only hear all aspects of sound, but also to feel it, too. With German engineering, decades of experience in professional business, and innovative science, Sennheiser stay true to the sound and set new standards for headphones, headsets, microphones, and integrated systems.

Sennheiser Studio Microphones

Sennheiser Microphones

In addition to Sennheiser Microphones the following brands are distributed in the UK :

  • Neumann Microphones
  • Apart Loudspeakers and Electronics
  • Avalon Design
  • DAS Sound Reinforcement Systems
  • Nagra Digital Audio Recorders
  • Rane DJ Audio Equipment
  • Rycote Microphone Windshields
  • K&M Music Stands

The full range of Professional Studio Recording Products will be on demonstration at the Music Production Expo 2014. More details to follow.