Gear Test Lab
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12:00 - 19:00
De Brakke Grond (G3 Gear Test Lab) | Nes 45, Amsterdam
De Brakke Grond will once again be a hive of high-end, musical craftsmanship as it houses ADE Sound Lab, as part of ADE’s Festival by Day program. 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 De Brakke Grond is a must during ADE.
You can find our Ableton Hangout and Playground at ADE Sound Lab. Here you can try the new Ableton Live 10 and Push 2 for yourself. Play with all the new features and workflows Live 10 and Push 2 has to offer and ask the questions you always wanted to ask to one of the Ableton Product Specialists or Certified Trainers who will be present at the Ableton playground.
Like other years, Ableton presents several 'in-depth' Artist Masterclasses and Workshops in one of the public seminar-rooms at ADE Sound Lab. Check the ADE Sound Lab timetable for names and start time. Learn and get inspired by professional producers or artists who will explain their workflow and share their tricks for studio and stage performance using Ableton Live 10 & Push.
At the Gear Test Lab you are also able to find Amptec and test and try the latest high-end gear from Audified, Audionamix, ADAM Audio, Bitwig, iConnectivity, Moog, Native Instruments and RME Audio amongst others. Producers can get creative with Bitwig Studio 2, or get hands-on with the latest Moog analog synths. DJs can check out the latest Native Instruments DJ controllers and Audionamix XTRAX STEMS.
With over 46,000 products from more than 600 different brands, Bax Music is the biggest music shop in the Benelux region. Whether you’re after an electric guitar, a drum kit, a digital piano, a DJ controller, a set of headphones, an audio interface or even an LED spotlight, you’ll find them all at Bax Music. Bax Music is one of our partners, present in the Gear Test Lab so stop by to visit them and try the latest gear from brands such as Moog, Dave Smith, and IK Multimedia.
When you’re already there, make sure to drop by Elektron’s area, where you can experience the latest versions of their analogue and digital music machines: Analog Rytm MKII (sampling and analogue synthesis drum machine), Analog Four MKII (analogue synthesizer), Digitakt (digital sampler/drum machine) and Digitone (digital FM synthesizer). You’ll also get to try the brand-new Analog Heat MKII as well. Plug in your phone or any other musical device, and experience how the Heat enhances your sound.
Attendees to the ADE Sound Lab will also have the opportunity to stop by the Gear Test Lab for a little play-around session on Novation’s Peak eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer, the Circuit Mono Station sequencer and synth and the Circuit sequencer, synth and drum machine.
In addition to these previous partners, the SynthMaster team will showcase the latest version of their SynthMaster v2.9, SynthMaster One and SynthMaster One iOS software at the ADE Sound Lab at De Brakke Grond, and be on hand to answer any questions and offer tips for your music production. Not only that, but ADE visitors will get a special 40% off discount coupon.
Last but not least, Roland will join us for an action-packed ADE, filled with the latest technology that you can try yourself at the Gear Test Lab and a series of inspirational masterclasses on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with dance music’s finest performers.
ADE Card Advantage
ADE Card holders will receive free entrance to ADE Sound Lab.