De Brakke Grond and the Compagnietheater will be a hive of high-end, musical craftsmanship as it houses ADE Sound Lab, as part of ADE’s Conference program. The gear lab will be accessible for both ADE Sound Lab pass holders and ADE Card holders. Aimed towards the budding creatives, ADE Sound Lab will be filled with some of the latest music technological advances and the leading innovative brands when it comes to performance or production needs. ADE Sound Lab will also be staffed by experts to help, advise and display the performance capacities of the showcased wares, allowing you to test-run the latest in music technology so make sure to stop by the Gear Test Lab to get a glimpse of the newest gear. If you’re serious – or just curious- about making music and exploring the world of production, then the Gear Test Lab is a must during ADE. This year you can find one gear test lab at the Brakke Grond and two in the Compagnietheater. Accessible with ADE Card, ADE Sound Lab, ADE Conference, and ADE Pass.
The Compagnietheater’s already brim-filled gear roster will also have Japan’s Denon DJ full line up of electronic music machinery on show. The Prime 4, a four deck standalone DJ system with an integrated touchscreen and he X1800, SC5000, SC5000M, VL12 will take their booth’s centre stage for demos, walkthroughs and hands-on interaction.
Their compatriots Akai Professional entered the electronic music industry in 35 years ago, and have played a seminal role in the hundred year history of electronic music instruments through the introduction of a range of legendary beat machines. Designed by the fabled Roger Linn in 1988, Akai’s MPC has forever changed the way modern music is created by enabling digital samples to become the basis for beat-making and musical composition. You can get hands-on with their newest product line-up, including the MPC series and Force at their stall.
Hailing from the other side of the Pacific and born in the USA in 1981, Rane have strived to set the bar for product reliability, durability and a solid feature set for DJs. At Sound Lab they will showcase a broad range of their machines, with two of their laters innovations taking the limelight: the tonearm and needle-less motorised control turntable Rane Twelve and the advanced control and performance mixer Rane Seventy-Two.