On all four days of the fair, the 800-square-metre area will offer technical innovations and an overview of new products on the DJing and producing market. In addition, product specialists will present innovations in the broadcasting sector. At the centre of the concept is the combination of product experience, knowledge transfer and entertainment. In addition, a compact version of the Performance + Production Hub is being created at the Radisson Blu Frankfurt, in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition grounds, as a foretaste of the overall experience at Prolight + Sound.
Key players from the industry present innovative sound tools
Testing is allowed and encouraged in the Performance + Production Hub. Visitors can try out products ranging from DJ equipment to digital audio workstations, sequencers, midi controllers and modular synthesizers to sound reinforcement technology – the brands’ product specialists will show how it’s done. Brands such as AvoIPoE, Ableton, Audanite, Audinate, Embed Signage, Gravity Stands, Technics, Herrmutt Lobby, Humpter, LD Systems, LiteConsole, Matrox Video, Melodics, Netgear, Ortofon, Oyaide NEO, Panasonic, PioneerDJ, Serato, Sharp/NEC, SY Electronics, Tascam and Thinlabs will be presenting. In addition, the Performance + Production hub will offer special Jam Boxes where visitors can get creative together and bring innovative sound tools to life in the style of jam sessions. There will be action areas for both the DJ sector and the modular community.
Education at the highest level
In a variety of workshops, experts will share their skills in live remixing and looping, controllerism, music production, syntablism and beatmaking. Together with the Raycademy, one of the most renowned DJ schools in Europe, the Performance + Production Hub presents exclusive training sessions with multiple DJ champ Ray-D. In the Music Production Corner, Ableton-certified educators will give an insight into the creative power that arises when software tools meet midi controllers and beat sequencers and production merges with live performance. There will also be specialised education stations on topics such as field recording, motion sensors and live sound branding. Other partners in the education area include the German Pop Academy and the DJ Talks and DJ City communities for networking and exciting content.
Showcases from international artists and special events
Renowned performers will give an insight into their skills on the show stage of the Performance + Production Hub. Among others, ARKAEI (Poland), 69 Beats (Poland), Tony Beatbutcher (Belgium), 2Tronics (Berlin) and Soundadd (Berlin) will be part of the show. On the evening of 26 April, a Beat Making Competition will take place in the area, followed by a networking event in a relaxed atmosphere. On 27 April, after the fair closes, all visitors are invited to the official evening event of the Performance + Production Hub at the Radisson Blu Frankfurt.
New partner: PRO MUSIK e.V.
This year, an action stage of the PRO MUSIK association is part of the Performance + Production Hub. Here, visitors will have the opportunity to talk to professional musicians, find out about career opportunities and watch performances, interviews and lectures. For the first time, live music will also take place on the Live Sound Arena on the open-air site. The artists taking part in the programme include Mrs. Greenbird, Marvin Scondo & The Highcuts, Lui Hill, Christina Lux and Markus Vollmer.
Prolight + Sound: Everything for the perfect mix!
In addition to the Performance + Production Hub, Prolight + Sound offers a variety of other special presentation and programme formats, thus underlining the importance of the audio segment as a mainstay of the event. For example, the ProAudio College will be held for the first time as part of the show: In cooperation with the Education Institute of the German Tonmeister Association (BiW-vdt), the new seminar series will present top-class workshops and lectures for audio engineers, interested musicians and young professionals in the live and studio sector on all four days of the fair. After a successful premiere in 2022, the Studio Village will also be continued: Here, companies will show their innovations in music production and mastering. Another highlight in the audio area is the Vintage Concert Audio Show in Hall 11.0. The curated exhibition shows over 200 exhibits from the history of sound reinforcement from five decades and presents exciting discussions with personalities from the audio business.
Participation in all workshops, showcases and educational offers is free of charge for Prolight + Sound visitors.
More information about Prolight + Sound can be found at www.prolight-sound.com.
Prolight + Sound
The Global Entertainment Technology Show
The Prolight + Sound event will take place from 25 to 28 April 2023.
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of some 2,200* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. Group sales in financial year 2022 were around €450 million*. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of Messe Frankfurt’s key strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.
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* Preliminary figures for 2022