Program Sunday

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Talk: Meet The Experts! Presented by Vinyl Alliance

The Vinyl Alliance as the leading association for the global vinyl record industry is set to bring knowledge and insight to the festival with a unique showcase illustrating the several steps of record manufacturing.

Associated Vinyl Alliance members such as pressing plant representatives, cutting engineers, turntable and cartridge manufacturers and quality control managers will be available to answer questions and present their craft in an interactive setup. Visitors will experience an audible comparison between master recording, cut lacquer or DMM, mother stamper and finished pressed record. The session will dig deep into how a digital master recording translates onto a pressed record and the differences in sound throughout the process. The session will run over both festival days as a walk-in experience. Bring questions and enthusiasm!

The listening sessions, Q&As and demonstrations will run throughout both festival days as a walk-in experience at the LOFT 1 inside PHIL. To experience both the listening session and a possible talk with one of your experts be there at the full hour. Please see a list of experts and their available time below.

Check out the entire schedule:

Saturday, 30/09
10:00 Ryan Mitrovich (The Vinyl Alliance) & Andreas Kohl (Key Production EU)
11:00 Harm Theunisse & Pierre van Dongen (Green Vinyl Records) 
12:00 Frederic Stader (Music Matters Mastering)
13:00 Michael Fremer (Tracking Angle & The Absolute Sound)
14:00 Thorsten Megow (optimal media)
15:00 Ruben Planting (DeepGrooves)
16:00 Daniel Krieger (SST)
17:00 Billy Fields (Warner Music Experience) & Lloyd Starr (Discogs)

Sunday, 01/10
10:00 Ryan Mitrovich (The Vinyl Alliance) & Andreas Kohl (Key Production EU)
11:00 Rinus Hooning (Record Industry)
12:00 Onno-Pieter Sonnega (PlastChem)
13:00 Edward Forth & Clive Atkins (Audio-Technica)
14:00 James Henriot (Whest Audio)
15:00 Andreas Wagner (

Ticket info
This session is accessible for Vinyl Culture and Weekend Pass ticket holders, available here.

Date: 01·10
Time: 11:00 - 17:00
Location: PHIL - Loft 1