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Free Producer Hangout: Talking VSTs
Note: This meet-up is limited to 75 attendees. You have to RSVP! There will be a waiting list if the RSVP list is full. If you can't make it to this meet-up, you have to take yourself off the RSVP list to free up the spot for somebody else who wants to attend. Please note that we will be more strict with no-shows, from now on: If you are pulling no-shows at multiple meet-ups, expect to be excluded from future events! Thank you! ABOUT THE GROUP The OC EMP (Orange County Electronic Music Producers) meet-up group is part of the EMPA (Electronic Music Producers Association), a non-profit organization focusing on helping music producers of all skill levels to connect and improve their skills. We meet to network and maintain contacts as well as to exchange knowledge and help each other to improve our music. You will meet a lot of talented individuals. Many of them are open for collaborations. SCHEDULE Between 6:00 and 6:30 pm - Doors open: The organizers usually arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the meet-up to set things up. If you like, you can hang out and talk to the other early birds. Networking is encouraged. 6:30 pm - Official start: Express introduction round 7:00 pm - Producer Hangout: We talk about our favorite VSTs. If you are a fan of a specific VST and consider it as your secret weapon in production, you are encouraged to hare this with the community. 9:30 pm - Official End: Please take out your trash and leave the room. The organizers and speakers have to pack up all equipment quickly. Do not interfere with them. Wait outside for them, if you have any questions. 10:00 pm - Room will be locked: We are required by the venue to vacant the room at 10 pm. COST Attendance is free! FOOD AND BEVERAGES You can bring your own light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. The venue has a Microwave. So you can warm-up food. Please avoid strong smelling food (like fish), as well as leaving drips and crumbs. The Sand Canyon Plaza (, next to the premises on Irvine Canter Drive, provides a variety of food options. Food can only be consumed in the kitchen area! Again: Alcohol is not allowed on the premises! Reminder: We will leave the room in clean condition! Take your trash out! We appreciate, if you also grab trash others may have forgotten. LOCATION We will meet in the Irvine Ranch Water District Community Meeting Room. Enter the parking lot from Sand Canyon Ave and turn left. Park close to the car ports. The entrance is hidden around the corner on the left of the building. There is usually a chain spanning over the road. You have to walk around it. The entrance is right there. Do NOT call the organizers at the day of the event. Thank you! IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT NEITHER SUPPORTS NOR ENDORSES THE CAUSE NOR ACTIVITIES OF ORGANIZATIONS WHICH USE THE DISTRICT’S MEETING ROOMS THAT ARE MADE AVAILABLE AS A PUBLIC SERVICE. Don't see a drawn map here? If you see a link instead, please click on it to view the map. If nothing is here, please check if it is hiding in a slide show on top of this posting. ( changed the way they display pictures in newer versions.) Please not, that Google Maps is not accurate enough to find the entrance. WHAT TO BRING Most importantly, bring a friendly and positive attitude! We encourage you to ask meaningful questions, heckling of any sort won't be tolerated. Feel free to bring your fully charged laptop with your DAW and a pair of headphones. COMMENTS BELOW If you post something in the comment section below an event, please make sure, that it is directly related to the topic of the event or the event itself. If you want to post classified ads or have general questions, please use the appropriate section in our forum (under "Discussion" in the menu). We will delete unrelated comments without prior warning!

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room

15500 Sand Canyon Avenue · Irvine, CA

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    What we're about

    We are a group for those individuals interested in music production using the computer or other electronic devices and instruments.

    Music producers of all skill levels, from beginner to highly professional, are welcome! We are not tied to specific software or hardware and encourage learning and collaborating across platforms and genres. There is always something we can learn from each other.

    Our program comprises classes, as well as collaboration and networking meet-ups. Most events are free or require small donations to cover expenses.

    We provide a fun environment, where you can improve your technical and musical skills, as well as learn to navigate the music industry and most importantly making like-minded friends.

    The Orange County Electronic Music Producers (OC EMP) group is part of the Electronic Music Producers Association (EMPA), a tax exempt non-profit organization, which was founded to create a legal entity for the group.

    Feel free to donate to us directly at our meet-ups or online under:

    Donations are highly appreciated. They help us to cover operational costs, purchases of presentation equipment and other expenses.

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