With the Production + Performance Hub, Prolight + Sound offers a new, interactive experience zone for visitors from the audio production, DJing and digital live performance segments. On all four days of the fair, the Hub presents a top programme of workshops and showcases by international artists. Learn more about the programme here.
Showcase with top headliners at DJ City Linkup (28 April from 16:00)
ESKEI83 and Josi Miller will each give a showcase at the Performance + Production Hub, followed by a panel discussion with Christian Schwanz (Ableton), Marcus Fitzgerald (Gigmit) and other guests. ESKEI83 will also be performing at the official After Event of the Production + Performance Hub at Prolight + Sound (from 9pm, admission until 6pm).
ESKEI83 is a Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Champion, sought-after remixer, tour DJ and producer for the Fantastischen Vier and Marteria. In addition to numerous solo productions, he has attracted attention for his remixes for artists such as Steve Aoki, Smalltown DJs, What So Not and Lexi & K-Paul and is currently one of the hottest producers in trap.
Josi Miller is a hip-hop multi-talent and Native Instruments Ambassador. For several years, she was a tour DJ for the German cloud rap artist Trettmann - since then, she has been a permanent fixture at festivals and in the club scene as a solo artist. She has also produced music for campaigns for companies such as Adidas, Spotify and Porsche.
Music Production Corner with Ableton and further partners
In cooperation with Ableton, one of the world's leading providers of digital audio workstations, the Performance + Production Hub is set to host a central attraction for music producers. Ableton-certified educators will demonstrate the creative power that arises when software tools meet midi controllers and beat sequencers, and when production blurs with live performance. Together with additional partners, Tascam and GIK Audio, there will also be a station on the main topic of “Field Recording”. Here, audio enthusiasts will learn how to record sounds from everyday materials and integrate them into their mixes.
Show Stage “Digital Live Performance”
On an elaborately designed show stage, top-class artists and production specialists present their skills and give visitors an impression of the different varieties of digital live performances. Everything revolves around the synergy of sound and visual impressions, made possible by an impressive media installation with LED wall. The artists confirmed for the show stage so far include Gnarly (live beatmaking), Pedro La Kraken (finger drumming), Arkaei (live visual performance), Hix Boson (live remixing), Ray-D (turntablism) and the creative heads of the Soundadd agency (controllerism).
Experience Zone “Live Sound Branding”
A state-of-the-art way to effectively showcase brands: the Experience Zone gives insight into the current trend of live sound branding. Tim Kroker, Product Specialist at Native Instruments, and Alex Sonnenfeld, Director of the Sample Music Festival, underline the creative potential. Sound specialists can increase the recognition value of a brand by integrating the characteristic sounds of products into music or remixing sound logos on-the-fly.
Show stage “Mobile DJing”
The upcoming #restart of the event industry paves the way for a high demand for wedding, corporate and anniversary parties. In this wake, the relevance of tools and knowledge transfer in the field of mobile DJing is on the rise. Experienced performers DJ Cut Cake, Ray-D, Luke Traveltone as well as the experts of DJWorkshop Germany will present contemporary creative techniques in live presentations and explain which lighting and sound solutions help to turn a DJ set into an impressive event.
Jam Boxes: direct product experience in open sessions
In the style of a jam session, visitors can try out brand new tools and improvise performances together - experts from the field will be on hand to show how it's done. In the Jam Box “Music Apps & Scratching”, both digital music applications and DJ hardware are available. In addition, there is the Jam Box “Modular System”: a Mecca for knob-turners, who can operate the racks and modules of well-known manufacturers here. One focus will be on the trend topic of “Syntablism”: this involves a modular synthesiser being controlled by movements on a DJ set-up, creating a completely new kind of sound generation.