VDT Seminar on Pop Music Production: Turning the Studio into a Music Factory
Recording engineer and producer Hans-Martin Buff together with drummer and studio owner Marco Breidenbach illustrated this complex process during the two-day VDT Seminar "Pop Music Production: Turning the Studio into a Music Factory."
Loads of practical tips, audio samples and a sizeable amount of hands-on experience made the seminar an exciting and informative event. There were eureka moments aplenty, for example when comparing different mixes of the same song, which were first created exclusively on a computer, then conventionally on a mixing desk, and then a third time with the two tools combined. "It's events like these that make VDT shine," Ingo Weismantel, one of the seminar's twelve participants commented in the end.
Seminar lecturer Hans-Martin Buff felt that the seminar with its focus on pop music was helped by taking place at the same time as the Music Messe trade fair. "Several participants combined the visit to the Frankfurt Musik Messe with our event. We were blessed with an excellent mix of old hands, students and newcomers in the group," he explains, adding, "Looking back at the good experience I'm sure this won’t be my last VDT seminar!"
The seminar took place at Noble Sound Studio in Linsengericht (near Hanau) on April 17 and 18.