BPM product demo stage

2 days to BPM: The Product Demo Stage with DJWORX

BPM product demo stage

You have no idea just how chuffed we are to be hosting the DJ and wider music industry’s latest and greatest gear on the Product Demo Stage at BPM 2014. The whole DJWORX team will be on hand to herd the assorted demo people into the correct spots in front of cameras, and we’ll be capturing three days of demos from three angles with audio captured right from the mixer too.

We have a schedule for you, which you can take to mean that if it’s not on this list then there’s nothing else to be announced for BPM, which is generally the trend these days. Perhaps there are new things lurking in darker corners of the show, but all the big boys have announced all the new goodies already. But we will be recording the very best demos in a very controlled high definition environment without the noise of the show floor. You won’t get better demo videos that the ones we’re putting out. Not the quickest, but the best takes a little longer.

Here’s the list:

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER

11:30 Novation: Audiohub 2×4 – Chris Calcutt

With the ever increasing need for USB ports in your live set-up and the best sound at a club level volume, the brand new Audiohub2x4 interface from Novation is the key to unlocking your power as an electronic musician. With Focusrite sound quality inside and an incredibly powerful output level, the Novation Audiohub 2×4 represents a new benchmark in combined sound and connectivity for live performance. Featuring three USB sockets, for connecting your essential USB gear; line input for any external audio; balanced outs for your monitors; and independent headphone outputs, the Audiohub 2×4 is a must for any multi-device set-up.

12:00 Native Instruments: Maschine & Komplete – Owain Wilson

BPM will be the first opportunity to see first-hand the latest developments from the world of Maschine and Komplete! Join Owain Wilson as he talks you through the products, showing you the ins and outs, in this informative demo session.

12:30 Nektar Technologies: Bitwig Studio – Tim Chandler

A new dawn for a new generation of music producers. Released back in March this year, Bitwig Studio presents a slick new interface for music production; combining a linear track based sequencer with a loop-based pattern sequencer. The result is an incredibly fast and flexile way to turn your ideas and sound collection into real tunes and live productions. Powerful sound design and editing techniques that can be complicated and cumbersome are simplified in Bitwig, saving you time, effort and frustration. Ultimately, you will find yourself creating beats and sounds you never imagined and doing so faster than ever before.

13:00 Akai: AFX/AMX

AFX is a versatile 4-deck FX controller for advanced performance using Serato DJ, allowing you to expand your creative performance capability. A single USB connection adds over seventy intuitive controls to your DJ setup. AMX, on the other hand, is a versatile 2 channel mixing surface with an audio interface for Serato DJ, allowing you to put your hands-on control at the centre of your Serato setup.

13:30 Korg: Electribe2 – Ian Bradshaw/Mistabishi

Don’t miss the first public showing of the new Korg Electribe2. Mistabishi will be taking us through the great features and enhancements of the latest generation of Electribes and will conclude the demo with some musical performance, playing a track written by Mistabishi on the Electribe2.

14:00 Moog: Sub 37 – Alex Theakston

This demo with Alex Theakston will offer a hands-on exploration and walkthrough of the layout and sound design capabilities of the ultra-fat Moog Sub 37. Hear how it sounds, what you can do with it, and discover some of the clever under-the-hood features!

14:30 Numark: NV

Numark’s NV – an intelligent dual display controller for Serato DJ – remains the hardware-software experience of choice for the professional DJ. At the heart of its sleek, compact chassis is a set of 4.3-inch full colour screens that provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ. DJs can perform with the laptop closed or out of sight, without sacrificing functionality, and experience the best of the Serato DJ software experience with this critically acclaimed Numark hardware.

15:00 Reloop: NEON – DJ Angelo

DJ Angelo is a true all-rounder – his showcases are jam-packed with sophisticated scratching techniques, live remixing and creative effect mixing. With Reloop NEON, a powerful Serato DJ drum pad modular controller, Angelo is going to demonstrate the ’mighty box’s’ versatility in his turntable setup.

15:30 Serato DJ & Serato Flip – Karl Yankovic

Find out all the latest features of Serato DJ 1.7, including Serato Flip: a brand new expansion pack allowing you to create custom edits, as well as extend and re-imagine your music. These features will be demonstrated with the latest controllers by Akai, Numark, Pioneer and Reloop.

16:00 Pioneer DJ: Rekordbox 3.0 – Rob Anderson

Since its launch in September 2009, Rekordbox has been used by DJs to manage their music, prepare sets and review played sets, allowing them to perform on Pioneer players, with instant access to waveforms, quantise functionality and the ability to edit playlists on the fly. Join Rob Anderson for this informative demo and learn all about the new and improved RekordBox 3.1. Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate user, our seminar can teach you how to make the most of the software from start to finish and will give you the chance to get answers to any questions you may have.

16:30 Allen & Heath: Xone DB4 & K1 – Alex Jann

The Xone:DB4 is a truly ground-breaking mixer and by far the most advanced product that we have designed. Every feature has been meticulously researched with a view to offering DJs ultimate creativity. Based on the iLive pro-touring FX system, we developed FX algorithms with BPM conscious parameters and tight spectral control, customised to perfectly fit the DJ environment. The Xone:K1 is a compact, slim line DJ MIDI controller that lets you define and customise your workflow and mixing experience with DJ or production software. The K1 can also be easily set up for fast access to level controls, triggering hot cues, adding FX and instant looping. The Xone:K1 offers a total of 52 assignable controls for mapping to Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual DJ, MixVibes and more.

SUNDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

11:30 Serato DJ & Serato Flip – Karl Yankovic

Find out all the latest features of Serato DJ 1.7, including Serato Flip: a brand new expansion pack allowing you to create custom edits, as well as extend and re-imagine your music. These features will be demonstrated with the latest controllers by Akai, Numark, Pioneer and Reloop.

12:00 Allen & Heath: Xone K1 & 23C – Alex Jann

The Xone:23C brings together the best of digital DJing and conventional mixing in a compact accessible format, equipped with a premium quality, 4 stereo channel 96kHz 24bit internal soundcard and plug n’ play connection via X:LINK to Xone:K series controllers, making it perfect for performers looking to combine the convenience of digital DJing and recording with the hands-on control and visual appeal of a real mixer. The Xone:K1 is a compact, slim line DJ MIDI controller that lets you define and customise your workflow and mixing experience with DJ or production software. The K1 can also be easily set up for fast access to level controls, hot cues and instant looping and offers 52 assignable controls for mapping to Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual DJ, and MixVibes.

12:30 Numark: NV

Numark’s NV – an intelligent dual display controller for Serato DJ – remains the hardware-software experience of choice for the professional DJ. At the heart of its sleek, compact chassis is a set of 4.3-inch full colour screens that provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ. DJs can perform with the laptop closed or out of sight, without sacrificing functionality, and experience the best of the Serato DJ software experience with this critically acclaimed Numark hardware.

13:00 Roland: TR-8, TB-3, VT-3, System 1 & AIRA Sync Box – Harry Coade

Following a hugely successful launch, Roland continues to add to its extremely popular AIRA range with the new System-1 SH-101 Plug-Out Synth and Sync Box that bridges the gap between the digital and analogue synth world. Hear these and the rest of the AIRA Series put through their paces by Harry Coade, who has made a name for himself by combining musicality and technicality, both on the stage and in the studio. As a musician and producer he has done various remixes and sessions for notable artists and labels, however, Harry’s passion is performing dance music live.

13:30 Rane: Sixty-Two Mixer with Serato DJ & Video Software – DJ Cheeba

Find out how you could up your creativity and increase audience involvement by using video as well as audio in your performances. Join DJ Cheeba in this insightful demo session to discover more…

14:00 Korg: KingKORG, microKORG & MS20mini – Luke Edwards/Ian Bradshaw

Korg proudly presents its current synthesiser line up. Join Korg’s Product Specialist, Luke Edwards, as he takes you on a journey through the range, from the legendary microKORG through to the flagship KingKORG! Check out the pure analogue power of the MS-20mini and see how easy it can be to incorporate hardware synths into your music production. Luke’s session will cover several different synthesis and production techniques across varied genres – so there will be something for everyone, no matter what you’re into.

14:30 Novation: Launch Family /Launch Control XL – Chris Calcutt

The latest addition to the powerful Novation range of Launch Products: introducing the Launch Control XL. With fully integrated one to one control, Launch Control XL is designed with ultimate Ableton Live control in mind. Delivering an incredible amount of control through its 24 knobs, 8 faders and 16 backlit buttons, Launch Control XL’s ’hands-on’ operation will turn your computer software into hardware and take performance and production to the next level.

15:00 Reloop NEON – DJ Angelo

DJ Angelo is a true all-rounder – his showcases are jam-packed with sophisticated scratching techniques, live remixing and creative effect mixing. With Reloop NEON, a powerful Serato DJ drum pad modular controller, Angelo is going to demonstrate the ’mighty box’s’ versatility in his turntable setup.

15:30 M-Audio: Trigger Finger Pro

Offering unparalleled music expression and software integration, Trigger Finger Pro is a fully loaded pad controller with a standalone step sequencer. Perform, produce, remix and take command of any audio software with an array of hardware controls. Trigger Finger Pro comes with an astounding collection of content and software to have you creating inspired electronic music fast.

16:00 Pioneer DJ DDJ SX2 – Rob Anderson

We are pleased to present you the DDJ-SX2, the industry’s first controller to give DJs native manipulation of the software’s latest upgrade: Serato Flip. The four-channel DDJ-SX2 inherits two must-have features from the top-flight DDJ-SZ: Performance Pads with multi-coloured cue point LEDs and on-jog digital cue point markers. The controller is also Serato DJ DVS upgrade-ready and boasts improved jog wheel latency, making it the scratch DJ’s ultimate companion. Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate user, our seminar can teach you how to make the most of the DDJ-SX2, with a chance to ask any questions too.

16:30 Native Instruments: Maschine & Komplete – Owain Wilson

BPM will be the first opportunity to see first-hand the latest developments from the world of Maschine and Komplete! Join Owain Wilson as he talks you through the products, showing you the ins and outs, in this informative demo session.

MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

11:30 Pioneer DJ DDJ-WeGO 3 – Rob Anderson

Pioneer are pleased to announce that the new DDJ-WeGO3 will be featured at BPM 2014! Aspiring DJs have unlimited musical choice with the DDJ-WeGO3: the tactile DJ console that lets you mix your favourite Spotify and iTunes tracks held on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, or with music on your PC/Mac. On top of that, the portable DDJ-WeGO3 charges the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad while it plays, giving you one less thing to worry about. Now you can join Pioneer to watch and learn all about the new DDJ-WeGO3, whether you’re a beginner or have used previous Wego models, our seminar can teach you how to make the most of the new controller, with a chance to get answers to any questions you may have.

12:00 Numark NV

Numark’s NV – an intelligent dual display controller for Serato DJ – remains the hardware-software experience of choice for the professional DJ. At the heart of its sleek, compact chassis is a set of 4.3-inch full colour screens that provide 1:1 real time feedback of Serato DJ. DJs can perform with the laptop closed or out of sight, without sacrificing functionality, and experience the best of the Serato DJ software experience with this critically acclaimed Numark hardware.

12:30 Ableton Push/Ableton Live 9 – Simon Lyon

Ableton Certified Trainer Simon Lyon demonstrates how Live 9 and Push blur the line between DJ and Producer. Take your favourite tracks and create unique remixes and re-edits live on stage or in the studio. Use Push’s 64 velocity sensitive pads to launch looped sections of your tracks. Add percussive elements, beats and samples using Push’s step sequencer and tweak effects using the rotary encoders. All live and on the fly – without missing a beat. Simon will show you how to make a seamless transition from DJ to producer using Ableton Live 9 and Push.

13:00 Arturia: Microbrute – Alex Theakston

Join Alex Theakston and discover Arturia’s semi-modular compact analogue mono-synth – the Microbrute – with a hands-on demo of its features and unique sound design abilities. Also pick up some tips and tricks for squeezing the most extreme sounds out of it!

13:30 Novation: Bass Station II – Chris Calcutt

The analogue Bass Station II is the latest chapter in the history of UK synth company Novation. Based on the original Bass Station – from the heady days of the mid-nineties rave scene two decades ago – Bass Station II is an old school synth with a twenty-first century twist. Whether a seasoned synth nerd or on the hunt for your first piece of hardware, Bass station II delivers on all levels. From killer bass lines to cone ripping leads, this two analogue oscillator beast will fit perfectly into any set-up. The Bass Station II is truly a classic of the future.

14:00 Next Audio Labs: Rekord Buddy – Damien Sirkis

Rekord BuddyT allows DJs to prepare, organise and synchronise their music collection in ways they never could before. Powered by an industry-leading relational database engine and using patent-pending sorting technology, Rekord Buddy sorts, syncs, edits and organises all playlists, track information, cue points and beat grids with all major DJ software like Rekordbox®, Traktor®, Serato®, The One®, Mixvibes Cross® and more.

14:30 Allen & Heath: Xone K1 & 23C – Alex Jann

The Xone:23C brings together the best of digital DJing and conventional mixing in a compact accessible format, equipped with a premium quality, 4 stereo channel 96kHz 24bit internal soundcard and plug n” play connection via X:LINK to Xone:K series controllers, making it perfect for performers looking to combine the convenience of digital DJing and recording with the hands-on control and visual appeal of a real mixer. The Xone:K1 is a compact, slim line DJ MIDI controller that lets you define and customise your workflow and mixing experience with DJ or production software. The K1 can also be easily set up for fast access to level controls, hot cues and instant looping and offers 52 assignable controls for mapping to Traktor Pro, Ableton, Virtual DJ, and MixVibes.

15:00 M-Audio: Trigger Finger Pro

Offering unparalleled music expression and software integration, Trigger Finger Pro is a fully loaded pad controller with a standalone step sequencer. Perform, produce, remix and take command of any audio software with an array of hardware controls. Trigger Finger Pro comes with an astounding collection of content and software to have you creating inspired electronic music fast.

15:30 Serato DJ & Serato Flip – Karl Yankovic

Find out all the latest features of Serato DJ 1.7, including Serato Flip: a brand new expansion pack allowing you to create custom edits, as well as extend and re-imagine your music. These features will be demonstrated with the latest controllers by Akai, Numark, Pioneer and Reloop.

16:00 Native Instruments: Maschine & Komplete – Owain Wilson

BPM will be the first opportunity to see first-hand the latest developments from the world of Maschine and Komplete! Join Owain Wilson as he talks you through the products, showing you the ins and outs, in this informative demo session.

16:30 Roland: TR-8, TB-3, VT-3, System-1 & AIRA Sync Box – Harry Coade

Following a hugely successful launch, Roland continues to add to its extremely popular AIRA range with the new System-1 SH-101 Plug-Out Synth and Sync Box that bridges the gap between the digital and analogue synth world. Hear these and the rest of the AIRA Series put through their paces by Harry Coade, who has made a name for himself by combining musicality and technicality, both on the stage and in the studio. As a musician and producer he has done various remixes and sessions for notable artists and labels, however, Harry’s passion is performing dance music live.

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2 days to BPM: The Product Demo Stage with DJWORX

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