Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., Universal Audio has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarded as the father of modern recording — with many of his legendary studio and equipment designs still in use today.

Specifically, Putnam was the inventor of the modern recording console, the multi-band audio equalizer, and the vocal booth, and he was the first engineer to use artificial reverberation in commercial recording. Alongside his friend Les Paul, Putnam was also involved in the early development of stereophonic recording.

Putnam, a natural entrepreneur, started three audio product companies during his long career: Universal Audio, Studio Electronics, and UREI. All three companies built equipment that remains widely used decades after their introduction, including the ubiquitous LA-2A and 1176 compressors, and the 610 tube recording console. The 610 console in particular stands as one of the most beloved designs in audio history, used to record everyone from Sinatra to the Beach Boys to Van Halen’s eponymous debut.

Re-founded in 1999

Universal Audio was re-founded in 1999 by Bill's sons, James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., with two main goals: to faithfully reproduce classic analog recording equipment in the tradition of their father; and to design new digital recording tools in with the sound and spirit of vintage analog technology. To that end, Universal Audio employs the world's brightest DSP engineers and digital modeling authorities to develop our award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform. Featuring the most authentic analog emulation plug-ins in the industry, our DSP gurus work with the original hardware manufacturers — using their exact schematics, golden units, and experienced ears — to give UAD plug-ins warmth and harmonics in all the right places, just like analog.

Nothing better represents the merging of our analog heritage and groundbreaking digital designs than the award-winning Apollo audio interface. Introduced in 2012, Apollo has become the new worldwide standard for professional music production, and has been used to record breakthrough albums by artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Dr. Dre, Brad Paisley, and many more.

With 165 employees and offices in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Amsterdam, Universal Audio is headquartered near Silicon Valley in Scotts Valley, California — where our classic analog gear is still hand-built, one unit at a time.

Software or hardware, every Universal Audio product is backed by a decades long legacy of innovation, superlative quality, and technical passion.

Pioneer Dj

For more than 20 years, our motto has been to 'surprise and inspire' our customers and we've had fantastic support from DJs, artists and clubs around the world to help us achieve this. In recent years, as more people have taken up DJing – either with the intention of eventually becoming professional or just to enjoy mixing with their friends – we've created products and services to help introduce them to the world of music creation. We're committed to continue innovating through our product development and design to satisfy our customers, both professional and amateur, and maintain the reputation of Pioneer DJ equipment as the industry standard.

https://www.pioneerdj.com

PROFESSIONAL AUDIO EQUIPMENT BUSINESS We draw on our experience in the DJ and club market to develop and design professional sound systems that deliver powerful, crystal-clear audio. Since 2013, famous venues around the globe – from nightclubs and restaurants to boats and football stadiums – have benefitted from Pioneer Pro Audio set-ups including our our GS-WAVE Series dance floor stacks, XY Series PA/monitor speakers, and XPRS Active Series.

https://www.Pioneerproaudio.com

MUSIC PRODUCTION TOOL BUSINESS As well as industry-standard DJ products, we also create instruments and music production tools to inspire producers and artists and help enhance their work in the studio and their performances on the live stage. We're dedicated to designing first-rate products from professional samplers and synthesizers, to monitor speakers and headphones.

THE KUVO COMMUNITY In 2014, we launched KUVO; a social platform and community for clubs, DJs and dance music lovers. The KUVO app and website helps clubbers discover new music, DJs and venues, as well as share their passion with like-minded people.

https://www.KUVO.com Mobile app “KUVO”: KUVO.com/app

ATB Branch for Arts + Culture

ATB Branch for Arts + Culture

The ATB Branch for Arts + Culture, also known as “The Branch”, is a clubhouse, arts venue and financial institution for creatives and cultural workers in Alberta. It’s a place designed for creators, by creators. It’s a place that understands the challenges artists face, because those that work at The Branch are artists themselves.

MeeBlip

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https://meeblip.com

Co-created by James Grahame and Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music), the MeeBlip is a monophonic synthesizer inspired by electronic instruments that came before, but with a unique sound and hands-on control. It's fully open-source hardware: you're free to see, modify, learn from, and share hardware and software components alike.

Independently made

MeeBlip triode is a project of James Grahame (blipsonic) and Peter Kirn (CDM / createdigitalmusic.com). It's independently designed and manufactured, then hand-assembled and tested in Calgary, Canada before making its way to you.

Free and open

The MeeBlip project is fully open source hardware. It's ready to play, no assembly or hacking required. But if you do want to learn how it works or modify it, you're free to do so. Circuits and code are all available via GitHub, and are covered by a permissive Creative Commons and GPLv3 license. That means MeeBlip is an electronic instrument that gives you complete freedom for the future.

Roland

https://www.roland.com/ca/

Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of electronic musical instruments, professional audio equipment, multimedia products and music accessories. The Roland brand family includes Roland, BOSS and V-MODA. Roland's impressive line of products includes, but is far from limited to, guitar effects pedals, electronic percussion, acclaimed digital pianos, synthesizers, and digital mixers.

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Roland est un chef de file mondial sur les plans de la conception, de la fabrication et de la distribution d’instruments de musique numériques, d’équipement audio professionnel, de produits multimédias et d’accessoires de musique. Les produits Roland constituent une famille composée des marques Roland, BOSS, et Rodgers. La gamme impressionnante de produits Roland, loin de s’y limiter, inclut notamment des pédales d’effet pour guitare, des percussions électroniques, des pianos numériques réputés, des synthétiseurs et des consoles de mixage numérique.

PK Sound

“At PK Sound we are passionate about providing a powerful connection between artist and fan. We believe that every audio experience should be exceptional. Our loudspeakers are well known for their transparent, full bodied, powerful sound; a result of new technologies created by people who love music, focusing on the evolving demands of artists, engineers and fans.”

http://www.pksound.ca

Ableton

https://www.ableton.com

We make LivePush and Link — unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things.

Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the world.

Making music isn’t easy. It takes time, effort, and learning. But when you’re in the flow, it’s incredibly rewarding.

We feel the same way about making Ableton products. The driving force behind Ableton is our passion for what we make, and the people we make it for.

We are more than 200 people from 28 different countries divided between our headquarters in Berlin and our office in Los Angeles.

Most of us are active musicians, producers, and DJs, and many of us use Live and Push every day. We come from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. Some of us have PhDs, some are self-taught, and most of us are somewhere in between. What connects us is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to something big: helping to shape the future of music culture.

We believe it takes focus to create truly outstanding instruments. We only work on a few products and we strive to make them great.

Rather than having a one-size-fits-all process, we try to give our people what they need to work their magic and grow. We’ve learned that achieving the best results comes from building teams that are richly diverse, and thus able to explore problems from a wider set of perspectives. We don’t always agree with each other, but opinion and debate are valued and openly encouraged.

Calgary Party Safe

WHO ARE WE?

We are a not-for-profit local harm reduction organization. As PartySafe volunteers our goal is to foster the ability of our peers to positively influence their own health and safety by providing them with the support and accurate information they need to make informed choices. We hope to minimize the risks taken by those who choose to use and believe that by educating people about the mental and physical effects of drugs and other risky, party-related activities, they will be able to make safer choices. We do not solicit harm reduction information rather we provide non-judgemental support and information to those who seek it. We neither promote nor condemn drug use.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Our main activity is to provide harm reduction information and supplies by setting up booths at electronic dance music concerts, edm parties, edm festivals and other related venues. Our volunteers also provide assistance and reassurance to people who may need it. In addition we aim to work with promoters to help ensure that events are produced and held safely.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

We are a group of local electronic dance music scene enthusiasts of all ages who rely solely on the generous donations of time, resources and money of our volunteers, as well as donations and support from promoters and other sponsors.

VOLUNTEERS: WE NEED YOUR HELP! There are many ways you can get involved with us. If you wish to volunteer, please send us an email at calgarypartysafe@hotmail.com. We will contact you and invite you to one of our meetings. ALL ARE WELCOME!

PROMOTERS: Interested in having a PartySafe booth at your event? Please contact us by e-mail with details of your event at calgarypartysafe@hotmail.com.