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The ultimate Music China 2017 show preview

Laura  Barnes
The ultimate Music China 2017 show preview

Kicking off today (October 11th), Music China is back once again to give the MI industry a chance to meet with over 2,000 manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world.

As Asia Pacific's largest sourcing venue for the music industry, Music China offers an extensive range of instruments and accessories from traditional Chinese instruments to western orchestral, classical and rock gear – and this year promises to be an exciting one.

The exhibition, held in Shanghai – China's most cosmopolitan city – attracts thousands of musician, retailers, dealers, distributors and agents from China and the rest of the world.

As the primary sourcing show for the region, at Music China you can discover the latest products from the world's biggest and best-known music companies as well as networking for new business opportunities.
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But with such a mammoth of a show, where do you start?

Luckily for you, MI Pro is here to lay out all of the important information about what’s happening at Music China 2017. And we’ve also rounded up some of the most exciting MI gear set to launch at this year’s show.

WHEN AND WHERE

Music China 2017 runs from Wednesday 11th until Saturday 14th of October in  Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201204, PR China.

The Shanghai New International Expo Centre is located in the Pudong business district of Shanghai, just 50 minutes from the Pudong International airport.

There is a public traffic interchange for bus and metro named “Longyang Road Station”, located at Longyan Road. It takes about 10 min to walk from the station to fairground.

Exhibit hours for four days are as follows:

Weds 11th: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm – Trade only
Thurs 12th: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm – Trade only
Fri 13th: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm – Trade and Public
Sat 14th: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm – Trade and Public

For more information on the times and location of the fair, click here.

EDUCATION, LIVE SHOWS AND EVENTS

Music China will be offering up integrated experiences for those looking to networking and expand their knowledge. There will also be a number of live shows and exhibitor events throughout the four-day show.

There will be a various educational and networking events including masterclasses on music education for kids, seminars on technology and innovation, and stringed and bowed instrument workshops.

Check out the full list of educational and networking events here.

Music China will also host a number of live music shows and activities, including drum circles, school-band competitions, and a ‘pCircle’ with Warwick Music Group’s popular pBone plastic trombones.

Check out the full list of live shows and activities here.

As well as all this, there will of course be a host of exhibitor events featuring stars and endorsers of the latest products, including guitarist Dough Aldrich, fingerstyle virtuoso Satoshi Gogo, and drummer Jost Nickel.

Check out the full list of exhibitor events here.

MUST-SEE PRODUCTS

Here is our roundup of some of the coolest, must-see products launching at this year’s show and what booths you can find them on:

KDJ-ONE PORTABLE AUDIO WORKSTATION     
The world first's portable audio workstation. Synthesizer, Sequencer and Sampler – all the tools you need in one versatile portable device equipped with a 10 hours rechargeable battery.
CyberStep, Inc – Booth W4D29

VERVE STELLAR VINTAGE GUITAR MODEL     
All the qualities of a 60s strat type guitar. Vintage sound, vibe and feel and modern look. It's a perfect Vintage-Modern instrument customized to your own taste and needs.
Sideradis & Co EE – Booth W4A21

HEADWAY'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL HF-40TH/YOZAKURA GUITAR    
The special model built in commemoration of long-established Japanese acoustic guitar brand Headway's 40th anniversary. It features solid someiyoshino cherry blossom side and back, solid Adirondack spruce top, and purpleheart fingerboard and bridge decorated with Cherry blossom flower inlays
Deviser Co., Ltd – Booth no W4G32

STARCLASSIC MAPLE JAPAN EXOTIC DRUM KIT     
The timeless beauty of Exotic finishes appeals to both drummers and audiences alike. New Starclassic Maple Japan Exotic series offers Figured Maple Outer ply Exotic finishes on Maple shells.
Great Wall Musical Instrument Co Ltd – Booth W5G15

SNARE CAJON     
Sit comfortably on this drum while you play and take it anywhere in the included gig bag. Popular in Latin and other styles of World music, the cajon can be played with hands and/or brushes. Two fixed snare systems and 4½” hole produce crisp snare and deep bass tones.
The Music People Inc – Booth W4E32

KORG LP-380 PIANO    
Authentic grand piano experience in a slim design that adds style to your home. The LP-380 provides a brilliant piano sound in a low-profile, slim design. The flat-top cabinet looks stylish even when the key cover is closed. The high-output amplifier and speakers accurately reproduce a realistic piano sound, while Korg’s flagship RH3 keybed enables expressive performances.
Acton China – Booth E2A01

ALTO SAXOPHONE A-803LS     
The innovation of saxophone with the advanced technique only can find in Aidis Flute.The soldered tone hole saxophone with French arm stands out from all the others.
Aidis Flute & Musical Instruments Co – Booth E4C20

CALINE MINI WAH WAH PEDAL    
Caline CP-31 Mini wah/volume 2-in-1 guitar effect pedal has true bypass design and convenient carrying size. The mode switch is easily accessible on one side, and the volume range adjustment on the other side is equally easy to reach.
Shenzhen Caline Technology Co – Booth W4E49

XM-NX1 MODULE     
The XM-NX1 contains 6 new training modes and a great enhancement to its hi-hat sensitivity and real-time recording functions.
XM Enterprise Co – Booth E5G12

LEGEND ORGAN     
The Legend perfectly recreates the sound of the classic tonewheel organ, offering you that “vintage feeling”. This organ stands apart from the rest with its advanced technology, sound, feel. Every aspect of the classic tonewheel organ is so perfectly duplicated that players all over the world are saying "it's the best ever!
Viscount International – Booth E2G12

This is only a very small selection of all the new gear on show this week. You can look at Music China 2017’s full exhibition grounds map here.

Keep up to date with all the latest show news in our dedicated Music China 2017 section.

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