Come to The British Music Fair!
Yes folks, it's BMF time once again! Britain's largest showcase of musical instruments and related paraphernalia opens its doors to the massed throngs once more this July, at the Olympia 2 exhibition centre in London. It looks like being a real cracker of a show this year. Why? Because the decision to open up the show and allow non-members to exhibit, in an effort to widen the BMF's appeal, means that many of the smaller companies and non-UK based manufacturers are now able to take stands. For instance, this year sees Emu Systems exhibiting for the first time, which means that visitors will have the opportunity to check out Proteus sample players in the flesh (plus all the other goodies Emu will no doubt be demonstrating). This year's BMF also sees an even higher proportion of recording equipment manufacturers exhibiting than usual good news as far as we are concerned.
If you haven't yet made the decision to come to the show then I urge you to do so, for visiting the British Music Fair is a superb way of gaining a real overview of what equipment is available in the market place. However great your local high street music shop may be, chances are that it will not stock every new product released. Where else in this country can you see so many musical instruments, and such a diverse range, under one roof?
Read a mouth-watering review? Interested in an instrument? Then come to the BMF and check things out for yourself. There's no substitute and it's an opportunity not to be missed - even if you've just shelled out your hard-earned cash on the synthesizer of your dreams, you can still use the BMF to talk to the demonstrators about your gear, exchange programming tips during the many demos and seminars, and generally have a good time!
Of course, Sound On Sound will be exhibiting at the BMF, so you can also come and bombard the staff and contributors with those awkward little questions nobody else seems able to answer. We can't guarantee to have the answer but we will listen and respond! At the show we will be selling our extensive range of hi-tech books, along with back issues of the magazine, and our software. So come to the BMF and drop by the SOS stand (we're on the first floor). We always like to meet our readers and welcome your suggestions and comments on past, present, and future articles. See you at the BMF!
Editorial by Ian Gilby
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