John Emrich to host drum software master class at the Institute

BFD have become the market leader in drum programming software. Drum Software specialist John Emrich will be paying a visit to the Institute Of Contemporary Music on Thursday 3 April to host a special performance event demonstrating how to work with this groundbreaking technology. BFD is a software acoustic drum module which integrates directly into your sequencer environment; its flexible and intuitive interface allows the freedom to build varied and realistic drum tracks.

John's masterclass will cover the use of BFD2 as a live and studio tool for drummers and producers alike. It will cover the key features and John will show students how to set up for e-drumming live and for e-drumming in the studio, using BFD2 as a plug-in. Also featured, alongside John on drums, will be the Institute´s Dave Marks on bass and Johan Englund in charge of the recording process.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the percussive arts to see how drummers can work with technology to expand their creative horizons - so contact the Institute now if you wish to attend!

Tel: 020 7328 0222

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.