July 13th 2024
With Tileyard London and Sound On Sound
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July 13 2024!
GearFest UK opens
Visit the exhibitions from the world’s leading music equipment manufacturers. Got an interest in music studio and recording equipment? Then, GearFest UK is your dream home. From recording hardware, microphones, and outboard equipment to recording software, virtual instruments and effects, to the latest synthesisers, there’s a lot to see. Oh, do remember to visit the Dolby Atmos studio for your first listen to an Atmos mix.
GearFest UK exhibition closes
(but not so fast, the bar and food stalls will be open!)
Panel talks - this is what happened in 2023

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.

We're dedicated to finding, building and breaking new artists, bringing mentorship and management to the artists of tomorrow, and bringing the magic of Tileyard to the world.
The world's best Recording and Music Technology magazine is proud to co-host GearFest UK a new hands-on public event showcasing the latest studio hardware and software for all your music making needs.
  • Where do I buy tickets?
    Tickets can be bought through the Eventbrite. Watch the space for 2024.
  • Can I buy more than one ticket?
    Yes you can. Tickets available for 2024 soon.
  • What should I bring?
    Just yourself and your friends! Also, your GearFest UK ticket, either on your phone or printed with the barcode clearly visible.
  • Where is GearFest UK?
    Head to Tileyard London, on Tileyard Road, London, N7 9AH. It’s a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross station. The 390 bus goes there from Kings Cross station.
  • What will I see there?
    The latest and greatest in music equipment. Preamps, music software, microphones, audio interfaces, monitors, DJ equipment, and so much more. Visit the panel talks and keep an eye out for the Dolby Atmos studio.
  • Will there be food?
    At Campfire, up the stairs, there is a large area (and a brewery) with food trucks. Seeing all the music equipment can be thirsty work!
  • What are the opening hours?
    10am - 6pm.
  • What is Tileyard?
    Tileyard is the world’s largest music and creative community, hosting over 100 music studios and 250+ creative businesses including SoundCloud, Spitfire Audio, Tunecore, Platoon, Ableton, and many more. Tileyard has a second site, Tileyard North, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
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