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Club Beat #25 Preview: Dancefair, The Place to Be

What does it take to be a professional DJ and producer? At Dancefair you can find answers to this question. You can talk with a wealth of industry professionals; learn about production, DJing, hardware and software; and attend seminars, workshops and expos. You can do all of this and more surrounded by people who love music just as much as you.

If you are a DJ or producer, you can probably talk for hours about great tracks, soft synths, compression and sample packs. You sit behind your computer for days creating tracks, browsing Beatport and searching for nights out. It’s a drive you can’t explain to people who don’t share your passion. You want to produce or play music all the time.

But, playing a good set or producing a great track is not enough to get you noticed. Why? Because there are hundreds of thousands of DJs and producers who all want the same thing you do.

Dancefair provides information, advice and practical skills, with industry professionals available to share their wisdom, an expo floor containing popular as well as exclusive brands and companies, and a programme full of inspiring workshops:

Industry Professionals

Industry professionals will be providing workshops and seminars and answering your questions. Artists include Simon Dunmore, Kutski, Artento Divini, Shermanology, Johan Gielen, The Viper, Fausto and René Amesz.

The Expo Floor

The expo floor is an area to explore, learn and network. There will be more than 120 brands and companies, including Native Instruments, Pioneer and Nord. Also, DJ schools and producer institutions, web designers, photographers, video editors and printing offices will be attending. The major labels, portals, radio stations and agencies will also be present, like 1Management, Most Wanted, DJGuide, Gearjunkies and Fresh FM.

The Educational Programme

Seminar areas include:

The Workflow: House, techno and harder style DJs and producers will give insight into their DAW/Sequencer or studio workflow.

Get Involved: Industry professionals will do Q&As about ‘The Road To Success’.
The Playground: Talks by DJs and producers about DJing.

Native Instruments: Get to know everything about Traktor, Komplete and their soft synths and effects.

Dubspot: A Producer/DJ school from New York who will provide master classes including mixing down and mastering tracks and the use of effects in your favourite DAW.

Ableton: Get to know everything about Ableton.

Sound Engineering Room: Get extensive knowledge about topics like mastering, vocal recording, instrument recording and sound design.

Create.Organise: Includes workshops about social media, organising events and ‘money talks’.

Are You Serious?: Includes workshops about music rights, time management and publishing.

Dancefair will be held on 11th–12th February at Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, Holland.

Turn your passion into your profession at Dancefair.

Check out Dennis Ferrer’s interview for Dancefair:

For more information, visit the Dancefair website http://www.dancefair.nl
Purchase one day tickets (€35) or weekender tickets (€55) here http://www.dancefair.nl/en/ticket

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