A lot of us feel like we're either too busy to work on our music properly, or lack the focus to be productive. TMSV's method revolves around making the most of your time, without sacrificing the quality of your music and your growth as an artist.
What does it take to keep the lights on, the programming fresh and to stay up to date with today's constantly changing social narrative? Join conversation with some of Western Canada's primary event organizers and venue managers to find out.
Meet a group of innovators who have carved out their own creative and business niches in the music industry. Learn about their journeys, what they've learned, and what advice they have for those looking to start or grown their own business.
Discwoman’s Stud1nt dives into their creative process to show you ways to overcome writers block, finish tunes, and maximize your workflow in Ableton.
Step Sequencing – The Importance and Power of Step Sequencers in Electronic Music – Analog and Midi-cc
Dustin Good from Roland breaks down creative and innovative uses for step-sequencers
Inspired by recent interactions between Edmonton's electronic music scene and city council, this session will explore the checkered but optimistic relationship between electronic music and Alberta’s cities. Take-away’s include how event producers can best work with municipalities to create successful and sustainable events.
Accounting is the least exciting part of being a professional creative, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. Save yourself a ton of headaches with this vital business session.
Have you ever wanted to build your own synth from scratch? In this special 2-hour add-on workshop, a specialist from Meeblip will take you through the steps to build your very own Meeblip Diode Synthesizer.
You’ll learn basic soldering skills and how to follow a circuit diagram and walk out with a fully functional and POWERFUL bass synth (learn more about it below).
Two sound designers from Bioware dive into how they created a new world of sound for a massive new game
Femme Wave's first ever DJ dance night featuring a wide range of amazing house and techno acts from all over Canada
Monster Energy, Hifi Club & AEMCON present:
Octave One Live
Join us for a Canadian exclusive presentation, workshop and performance by Detroit techno legends, Octave One.
Octave One is the brainchild of Lenny and Lawrence Burden. The Burden brothers burst onto the Detroit techno scene in 1990, producing Octave One’s debut “I Believe,” featured on the compilation Techno 2: The Next Generation. The collective also includes frequent contributions from siblings Lynell, Lance and Lorne Burden. Their 2000 hit single "Blackwater" has sold over one million records worldwide. Little Louie Vega, Danny Teneglia, Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin are among the DJs that continue to regularly weave “Black Water” into their sets. The group has also earned critical acclaim for countless records including "Empower," "Nicolette" and “The X-files.”
For their newest chapter, they blend the intimacy of the studio production process with the immediacy of the live performance. The Burdens mined the energy and experiences of sold-out gigs in dozens of cities across Europe, Japan, the UK, Australia and the U.S. to create Burn It Down. The track “Whatever She Wants” was composed on tour in Berlin for a strictly house set that Octave One played with the U.K. band Disclosure. “From the first time we played it we would always see some girl or girls raising there hands in the air getting lost in the music,” says Lenny. “We’d always say, we played it for her — whatever she wants. We kept in in the set and played it at the Boiler Room. We never intended to record or release the track, but we received many requests from fans after the Boiler Room for its release.”
7:30 Exploring the Mothership: A Journey into Live MIDI Hardware Workshop
The workshop has limited space, reserve your tickets now www.hificlub.ca
With support from
Lorne B (Basscoast Festival)
Kline (Live/Modern Math)
Their live show
AEMCON Passholders gain entry to this show subject to capacity.
Grab your tickets now - http://bit.ly/OctaveOneYYC
Take a look under the hood of Octave One’s incredible live set-up at this very special pre-show workshop and mixer at The Hifi Club
A panel of local and international Drum and Bass pioneers discuss the development of the genre and the role Alberta has played within the context of the 'London Sumpting' that is DnB/Jungle.
Understand copyright law and how to collect the royalties connected to songwriting, publishing and recordings.
Join some of Western Canada's top voices as they discuss the challenges and outcomes of promoting and encouraging diversity in all facets of the music industry.
Ricardo Almeida presents a workshop on composing video game themes. Learn the basics from musical structure and theory and the advanced theory of human culture and Idea transmission.