Taking place at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus on Thursday 1 December it will feature industry professionals providing advice from a diverse range of perspectives including that of the musician, producer, engineer, manager and record company.
Participants include Teenage Fanclub’s Francis Macdonald, who also owns the Shoeshine label, manages Camera Obscura and in recent years has branched out into production.
Keren McKean’s experience includes managing Snow Patrol, working as an A&R, running festivals and founding the We Make Music Work record company and consultancy.
They will be joined by Stanley Odd frontman and mastering expert, Dave Hook and engineer Garry Boyle who works in several high-end Scottish studios including Castle Sound, Depot and Gorbals Sound.
The panel will focus on how to select the right studio, how to get the best value on a budget, finding the right producer and engineer, as well as the importance of mastering. It will also cover what should be taken into account when recording from home and the technical requirements involved in recording for different media such as film or television.
“Getting the right recording is one of the most important aspects of an artist’s work as it acts as a calling card,” says Born To Be Wide co-organiser, Olaf Furniss. “This seminar is geared towards answering the questions which many people are afraid to ask.”
BORN TO BE WIDE Studio Seminar
Thursday 1 December – Venue: The Electric Circus, 36 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
STUDIO SEMINAR with
Dave Hook – www.stanleyodd.com
Francis Macdonald – www.shoeshine.co.uk
Garry Boyle – www.garryboyle.com
Keren McKean – www.wemakemusicwork.com
£5.00 / £3.50 [MU] / £2.50 [under 18s] + booking fee.
Group discounts available on request.
Buy tickets in advance and save money visit: www.borntobewide.co.uk
DJ sets by seminar guests
ABOUT BORN TO BE WIDE
Born To Be Wide was launched in February 2004 to provide a meeting place for those involved or interested in the Scottish music scene. A diverse range of musicians, journalists, promoters, label owners and friends of music, invited to play their all-time favourite records unless they were by Morrissey or Joy Division
Since April 2008 the night has hosted seminars covering subjects such as How To Get A Gig, A&R, Music Management, and Music Photography.
Born To Be Wide’s organisers also host the Wide Days conference and showcase event, which takes place in Edinburgh every April. Both events enjoy the support of the Musicians’ Union.