SSR London - Open Day & NI Maschine Jam Taster


Open Day & NI Maschine Jam Taster

SSR London - from 11am
Our January 2017 Open Day is a perfect opportunity to visit SSR London and find out more about our studios, tutors and courses alongside our extensive training programmes.

Our team of tutors and staff will be ready to show you, your family and friends around our studios and facilities, inviting you all to join us from 12:00 for some specially planned, exciting and interactive demonstrations that showcase our facilities and the talents of our tutors.

Drop by to see first hand demonstrations of our core subject areas of Music Production & Sound Engineering, Electronic Music Production, DJing and Post Production, alongside plenty of information and advice on our short courses and Pro Tools training. Book your free place now on our Open Day.

Our Open Day begins at 12:00. Our demos will be running from 12:30

You will have the opportunity to:

  • See all of our studios and facilities, including our flagship Neve recording studio
  • Sample our courses through live demonstrations and workshops
  • Meet our tutors & support staff
  • Ask any questions you may have

Electronic Music Production Demo

Jake Williams, electronic musician and course leader for our Electronic Music Production & DJ Practice BA (Hons) degree will be demonstrating experimental turntablist and soundscape DJ techniques using the Traktor S8 controller. Jake's demo will cover the basics of operating the S8 controller, building STEMS tracks, employing FX, live looping and embracing the joy of random sonic accidents. Participants may even get a chance to get hands on and even build their own STEMS (so bring in your own audio files on USB, just in case!).

Audio Post Production Demo

Scott Marshall, our head of post-production, will be demonstrating how multichannel mixing works, using a 5.1 system in our AVID S6 studio. As an Avid partner, will be covering mixing concepts for films, focussing on effects, dialogue and music integration, using the Avid S6 console.

Studio Production Demo

Ben Davies, our Music Production BA (Hons) course leader, will be conducting a sound mixing demonstration with Pro Tools using a legendary Neve VR60 analogue console. As one of only seven exclusive Neve partners in the UK, this session will be covering a basic introduction to the patch bay, instrument fader groupings, dynamic processors and special effects. Participants will have a chance to ask any technical questions about the mix and an opportunity to produce a basic fader mix under the guidance of a highly experienced tutor.


We look forward to seeing you in our studios at 12:00.
Click here to book your free Open Day place now for your friends and families. 



Separate to our demonstrations, and to celebrate becoming one of only three official Native Instruments Education Partners, we have teamed up with NI to host an exclusive free event to demonstrate NI's new equipment and talk about our brand new Maschine JAM weekend course.

If you would like to come along to our free Native Instruments taster classes, please register here. Please note, spaces are limited, so book early. Guests on our NI taster classes are very welcome to stay for our full Open Day.

Morning taster sessions, running from 11:00am

Jake Williams, electronic musician and Electronic Music & DJ Production course leader in London, will be exploring the unique performance features of Native Instrument's brand new Maschine Jam.

Jake's session will look at controlling FX parameters in real-time and show off Machine Jam's touch strips, performance FX and lock mode, and reveal some hands on sound design possibilities.

Afternoon sessions, running from 12:00

Anna Lakatos, audio engineer and marketing team member, will be demonstrating Maschine Jam's abilities to create melodies and play chords in key with different scales, all via the 8x8 click-pad matrix and Notes mode.

Additionally, Anna will be exploring Maschine Jam's Piano Roll mode to programme notes and play melodies in Keyboard Mode, while staying in key via the Smart Settings.



We are located on the ground floor of The Rotunda building in Camden, just off Gloucester Crescent/Jamestown Road. Our postcode is NW1 7DL and the nearest tube is Camden Town.

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