Saturday 15th July
12pm Stan Kybert: Everything you wanted to know about Dolby Atmos but were afraid to ask
With a state-of-the-art immersive mixing space at Tileyard and a huge credit list including Lorde, the Rolling Stones, George Ezra, Bicep, James Bay, Rudimental, Bastille, David Guetta, Sam Ryder and Brandi Carlile, Jan 'Stan' Kybert is one of the world's leading Atmos mixers. Find out what it takes to create a great immersive mix, and how to get started in this fast-growing new format.
1pm Wez Saunders & Allan Nicholl (Kid Fonque): Running a label in 2023
Established in 1999 and now bigger than ever, Defected Records is a household name in house music. and has diversified into live events, festivals, Internet radio and more. Defected CEO Wez Saunders and Head of A&R Allan Nicholl share the secrets behind their success.
2pm Ian Shepherd + guests: Dynamic range in the streaming era
Mastering engineer and campaigner Ian Shepherd has probably done more than anyone else to combat the 'loudness wars'. But are they really over? And if louder isn't always better, what is?
3pm The Power of Collaboration
Producer Rookes sits down with three producer/ engineers to explore the importance of fostering a collaborative mindset in the studio, and what it means to develop a professional eco-system in the music industry. A must-attend for those looking towards positive adaptation when building their production business.
Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral for a Friend, Nova Twins)
Ary Maudit (Art School Girlfriend)
Anna Laverty (Amanda Palmer, Nick Cave).
4pm Kevin Paul + guests: The art of mixing
In this special double-length panel, renowned mix engineer Kevin Paul (David Bowie, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Moby, Goldfrapp) will be joined by Steve Dub (Chemical Brothers, New Order, Roots Manuva, Moby), Paul Tipler (Liines, BugEye, Barns Courtney, Oliver Shaw, The Clockworks, Sophie and The Giants) and Julian Kindred (Ellie Goulding, Nao, Hammock, Lumenette) to explore the art and craft of mixing.
Sunday 16th July
12pm Jack Ruston + guests: Balancing work and life in the studio
If you've worked in studios, you'll have experienced long hours, stress, intense competition and financial insecurity. Jack Ruston talks to working engineers and producers about how to set boundaries, avoid burn-out, preserve life outside work, and make the studio a happier and more productive environment.
1pm AI and music
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are poised to revolutionise our lives, and have the potential to turn the music industry upside-down. Our panel of experts discuss the challenges and opportunities raised by AI in music, and answer your questions. Featuring Marek Stycos,who has owned studios in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and North Miami Beach and credits include projects ranging from Pete Rock to death metal to John Coltrane.
2pm Prash "Engine-Earz" Mistry - Mixing, Mastering ATMOS Open Q&A
Prash 'Engine-Earz' Mistry (Kali Uchis, Olivia Rodrigo, Jorja Smith, The Prodigy, SZA, Skepta) is a multiple Grammy & Mercury-nominated, Billboard No.1 Mixing & Mastering engineer based at Tileyard, London, where he set up the very first active Dolby ATMOS studio on the site.
There with his team he offers a true end-to-end stereo mixing, mastering & ATMOS service for a wide array of International & UK artists.
Join Prash for an exclusive open Q&A on everything to do with stereo mixing, mastering and immersive mixing across genres from chart-topping Latin music to Rnb to Drill to Rock to Drum n Bass and beyond, and how he has incorporated the very best that analog equipment has to offer, with the most up-to-date digital workflow enhancements in 2023. A rare chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know about mixing & mastering!
3pm David Kosten: Tubular Bells revisited
In order to remix Mike Oldfield's classic album in Dolby Atmos, producer and engineer David Kosten (Faultline) first had to recreate the original stereo mixes. That is, if he could track down all the parts...
4pm Tom Lewis: East Coast and West Coast synthesis
For many people, the name Moog is synonymous with analogue synthesis. But on the West Coast of the USA, another synth pioneer developed modular synthesis in a very different way. Synth expert Tom Lewis compares and contrasts Bob Moog's approach with that of Don Buchla.