San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Two legendary music production institutions are teaming up to bring you world-class knowledge, insight and inspiration at a brand new event concept. Taking place at the newly-built SARM Music Village – the next generation of the famous studio complex – in collaboration with Point Blank, it’s your chance to learn directly from Trevor Horn: one of the world’s most legendary producers.
Trevor will be discussing everything from recording techniques, his favourite equipment, production approach and will be breaking down one of his most iconic productions: Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax'. This exclusive opportunity will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience; your chance to learn directly from the man who shaped the sound of modern music. Tickets are priced at £195 and are places are strictly limited to 50 on a first come, first served basis.
Over the course of the day, SARM Music Village’s expert engineers will also pass on decades’ worth of experience working with the biggest artists in music through in-depth masterclasses. Later, Point Blank’s Ski Oakenfull (Galliano, Incognito) will deconstruct 808 State’s ‘Pacific 707’ from the ZTT catalogue, breaking down the sounds, notes and chords to show you how the track came together. Finally, Point Blank’s Paul Ressell (Faithless, Lana Del Rey) will be giving an insight into the world of sound design and creative composition.
There’ll also be an opportunity for you to ask questions to both Trevor and the SARM Music Village team, hosted by educational innovators Point Blank Music School.
This unique day will give you unprecedented access to the knowledge, people and equipment used in defining modern pop music, as well as offer you the chance to network with like-minded creative across the industry. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it.
Sarm Session: Schedule
10.30am: Arrival / Networking / Intro
11am: Recording & Mixing Techniques with Sarm/Trevor Horn Engineer
Behind the scenes tips and practices for making the most out of a recording session and getting the best out of a mix.
12pm: Trevor Horn deconstructs Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax
Using the original stems, Trevor explores the key elements of this iconic track and gives some insight into the creative and recording process
2pm: Trevor Horn Q&A
2.45pm: Track Deconstruction: Ski Oakenfull (Incognito, Galliano, Defected)
Point Blank’s Ski Oakenfull deconstructs a classic dance track, breaking down its musical formula for success to give you valuable insight into how to develop your own tracks
3:45pm: Creative Workflow: Paul Ressel (Lana Del Rey, Faithless)
Producer and composer Paul Ressel dives into some techniques to make the most of your creative ideas, whether starting completely from scratch or with a working brief.