Guest Lecturers


 

Steve Duda

Steve Duda is known for his creative composition and technical efficiency. In the creation of BSOD, with dear friend and co-producer Deadmau5, their sound has received critical acclaim and has been featured on Pete Tong’s RadioOne show as well as many top international DJ set lists. With nearly three decades of production under his belt and working with renowned artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Sugar Ray, A Perfect Circle, Tommy Lee, as well as many others, he has been able to put together an act of his own.

 

Morgan Page

Progressive House DJ/Producer Morgan Page comes to Pyramind for a 2-hour seminar on music production, workflow and DJ performance. Using an original track produced in Ableton Live specifically for the presentation, Morgan shares his techniques and approach to the electronic music production process.
 

 
An Evening with Dave Smith at Pyramind

Dave Smith

Dave Smith, founder of Dave Smith Instruments and Sequential Circuits joined us for an intimate look at his latest analog synthesizer, the Sequential Prophet-6. The "Father of Midi" was gracious enough to answer questions throughout the event and took us back in time as well as a look ahead into what the future may hold for this true innovator.

 

Singularity

Kyle Trewartha, aka Singularity leads an interactive workshop in electronic music production techniques with Ableton Live. Using his own tracks as examples, Kyle dissects his production style and offers essential production tips through demonstrations of signal routing, automation, sound design, arranging, MIDI implementation as well as building a sonic brand.

 

JayTech

Australian DJ/Producer Jaytech of UK labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep returns to Pyramind for a seminar on workflow, arranging and production tips & tricks.

 

Stimming

Germany based live performer and producer Stimming digs deep into his Ableton Live setup and production process in Cubase. Martin Stimming was born in Giessen, Germany, Playing various instruments like violin, piano and drums when he was 10 years old, discovering electronic music 5 years after. DJ Krush and Grooverider provided his introduction into this new electronic sound dimension.

 

Mubali

Mubali is the musical project of Greg Farley, originally based in Monterey, California. He came from a classical music background, due to playing viola for 9 years in school, as well as a funk and soul upbringing. He has been involved in electronic music as a whole since 2000, after being converted to the dj culture by Burning Man and Dj Dice. After a short stint of being a Drum and Bass dj, he was enticed into the land of psychedelic trance by Dj’s Michael Liu and Hidroponik (A.K.A. Arahat ). Around spring 2001, Mubali was born as a dj. He specialized in the heavier end of psychedelic trance with a slightly techy influence. As a dj he was into the French, Russian and Danish sounds, as well as being an avid supporter of local San Francisco producers like Ocelot, Random, Ghreg on Earth, Chromatone, The Fractal Cowboys, and Penta.

 

Roger Shah

Roger Shah has an over 20 years reputation within the international EDM scene with a release record of more than 500 tracks on some of the largest and most successful international record companies. Among them Sony, EMI, Universal and Warner, as well as all leading EDM labels such as Armada, Black Hole, Ministry Of Sound, Kontor and Ultra. As a producer he has worked with and for artists such as Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Sarah MacLachlan, Ferry Corsten, Kosheen, Bryan Adams or Moya Brennan who is best known for her works with Hollywood producers such as Hans Zimmer. Roger’s unique live performances are rewarded with a fifth consecutive year in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll and a double EMPO nomination for Best Trance & Progressive DJ and Best Radio Show.

 

Arjun Vagale

DJ/Producer Arjun Vagale leads an interactive workshop in underground techno production, covering topics such as producing and performing in Ableton Live, what hardware and VST’s to use, how to produce on the go, tricks to stay creative, and career advice for emerging producers.

 

HedFlux

Join Scottish Producer/DJ and Physicist, Hedflux, as he guides you through one of his ‘Psychedelic Tech-Funk’ tracks. Not only will you learn to synthesize, program and create grooves, but Hedflux will walk you through his approach to creativity and music as well as how his scientific background continues to inspire him.

 

Bass Kleph

Using NI Maschine and Ableton, Australian DJ/Producer Bass Kleph shows you under the hood of his DJ/Live Performance setup and breaks down his production workflow into powerful, accessible tips and demonstrations.

 
Fred Everything hosts Pyramind Elite Session

Fred Everything hosts Pyramind Elite Session

Fred Everything

The French-Canadian electronic musician and DJ Fred Everything, shares his secrets on production, collaboration, promotion and keeping your mixes interesting. Follow along as he shows original tracks, remixes, re-edits, mashups, analog synths and Maschine.

 

Decap

Bay Area based Decap delivers a fun and inspiring Elite Session, focusing on his tools of choice - Ableton Live and the Push controller. His work with major label artists and his burgeoning career as a solo artist are explored in depth.

 

7 Skies

Trance DJ/Producer David Boldini aka 7 Skies of Anjunabeats dissects the various production techniques employed in his hit track ‘Vision’. David uses Logic to explain his deep methods of music production, synthesis, sound design, arrangement, mixing and mastering.

 
Jay-J hosts Pyramind Elite Session

Jay-J

Spanning a career with over 200 releases, he’s won a Grammy® nomination, had his own Coke® bottle for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, DJ’d the 2006 MTV® AVMAs and launched two comp series forDefected.

Jay-J’s syndicated radio show, “Live From…”, allows fans to “join him live” from his gigs worldwide, showcasing the latest tracks from his signature, Funky House/West Coast sound.

As a producer, you’ll see his name on the biggest releases from Ultra, Moulton StudiosOMNaked Music and Defected.  He’s remixed artists from Jill Scott to Joss Stone and has collaborated with producers from Kaskade to Miguel Migs