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Yamaha, Steinberg and sE microphone Song Writing and Music Production Workshop Tour

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Martyna snap - mainThe workshops feature critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Martyna Wren, session/touring drummer Emily Dolan Davies (Tricky, Becky Hill, Bryan Ferry, The Hours) and multi-instrumentalist/producer/Cubase expert, Andy Schrav (Peter Andre, Delta Goodrem, Paper Aeroplanes). Martyna, Emily and Andy will build and record one of Martyna’s tracks from scratch and look to challenge each other and the audience as they work through valuable song writing, production and recording techniques.

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Martyna will start the proceedings with a section on songwriting. In an open forum, Martyna will discuss how she instinctively approaches the creative process behind song composition and the tools she uses to compose. This section will also focus on artistic direction and collaboration and we’ll hear from Martyna on her personal experience of working with producers and session musicians.

At every stage of the workshop there will be conversations on home/project studio recordings and the equipment required to make the most of your creative space. Andy and Emily will move the session towards a challenging collaborative production environment. Andy will take a demo recording of Martyna’s song and start the production shaping process with Emily providing drum advice/groove DNA and Martyna ensuring her artistic vision is maintained. There will be a strong emphasis placed on progressive mixing and making the use of software based tools to help shape the song and the overall sound. Audience participation is invited so come prepared to be involved.

On hand will be a tasty collection of recording kit including the latest Yamaha keyboards, drums & monitors, sE microphone & reflection filters, Steinberg software & VST plugin partners. Sales staff will be on hand to answer any questions and can also provide information on sE’s exclusive loan service.                      
The first London workshop booked out in a matter of hours so contact your local Music Dealer to book your place at the event.

The tour will feature Education workshops  for students at South and City Birmingham College, Derby University, Perth University and Edinburgh College. Please check with your college for details on student only events.

The workshops will take place in the following dates and places;

October 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
South and City College Birmingham in association with PMT Birmingham
Main Auditorium
Digbeth campus
Floodgate St.
Digbeth, Birmingham

PMT Birmingham and South & City College Birmingham are pleased to present a Yamaha,
Steinberg and sE microphone Song Writing and Music Production workshop. Yamaha, Steinberg and sE will stop by the music department at South & City College Birmingham to run workshops for students during the day, plus an evening workshop for the general public will be held in the evening.
Based in Birmingham’s Creative quarter, South & City College Birmingham has some of the best facilities for music education in the Midlands with state of the art recording, production and rehearsal spaces as well as its own a 400 capacity venue offering a range of Music qualifications from Level 2 to a BA (Hons) Degree. The college was one of the first Steinberg Training Centers in the UK – see more.

You can give PMT Birmingham a call on 0121-359-5056 or email them at to reserve your space. Or you can book through Eventbrite here.


October 27, 2014 at 6.30 p.m.
Red Dog Music
1 Grassmarket


November 1, 2014 at 2 p.m.
DV247 Retail Superstore
Chesham House, Chesham Close


November 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Absolute Music
855 Ringwood Rd.
Dorset BH11 8NE

Please register for this event here.


November 15 at 2:30 p.m.
Music Production Expo
Seminar Room
The Emirates Stadium
17 Drayton Park


Essential to anyone with an interest in making or recording music, The Music Production Expo at the Emirates is the event to attend.

Full of the latest equipment – from soft synths to microphones, monitor speakers to processing hardware – from the world’s biggest brands, the exhibition provides the perfect chance for visitors to get hands-on with new technology.


Retail partners Production Room and KMR Audio guarantee some great “show only” deals.Yamaha and Steinberg will exhibit at the event and run seminars across both Friday and Saturday. We will also have product specialists on hand to discuss music production and answer any questions you might have.


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