Rigged - with B-Syde - Luminate Festival

Rigged – with B-Syde


Presenter: Blair Wright (B-Syde)
Suitable for: All ages

Rigged is an in depth look into the live electronic performance rig of international performer and music producer B-Syde. Check out the equipment used, pros and cons of loops vs. sequencing, hardware vs. software. Learn what you need to create your own live electronic performance, and even get the chance to create your own loop or sequence!

The foundations of live music production: loops vs. sequencing – what styles of music are better suited to each technique, pro’s and con’s of each technique, how to create a rig capable of adapting both. Hardware vs. software – pro’s and con’s of each, different equipment available and commonly used. We will get an in-depth look into the equipment that make up the B-Syde performance rig and pro’s and con’s of each item. Followed by playtime – a chance to create music altogether. Audience members will be invited up to create a loop or sequence using B-Syde’s performance rig.

Presenter Bio:

Blair, better know as B-Syde, has been a producer, performer, beat maker and loop layer for over a decade. He is also a multi-instrumentalist that utilises live production to manipulate and loop audio from an array of instruments, sequence tight drum breaks and manifest chunky bass lines. B-Syde’s live performance is a captivating whirlwind of musical genres, as he seamlessly layers roots-y guitar licks with jazzy piano rolls, creating a lush soundscape for those big bass lines and funky drum grooves.



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