Reed Tan (Local Dialect)
- Creativity & Inspiration
- Mixing & Mastering
- Composition & Arrangement in Ableton
- Ableton Live
Reed is a Producer, DJ, and mentor from Chiang Mai, Thailand who currently resides in New York City. He grew up taking classical piano lessons and playing in high school rock bands, but discovered electronic music and DJing in his freshman year of college. He began to DJ school parties and produce original material, and has been exploring the boundless realm of music production ever since. He has been producing and DJing for 6 years.
Currently, Reed is focusing his creative energies on Local Dialect, a production duo he formed with longtime friend and production partner Sam Perricone. They produce dark, soulful melodic techno music, and have recently released their first remixes.
Reed specializes in getting the best results out of his students by providing a realistic and structured big picture analysis as well as deep dives into specific topics. His positive approach to learning, as well as 6+ years of production and DJing experience, helps students overcome any obstacles and find their own sounds.
Working in partnership with Sam, Reed has developed a systematic approach to production that will show you the “when” and “why” of each production tool and workflow trick, not just the “how.” This system is fine-tuned to allow any producer to work through the countless technological and creative hurdles, promoting improvement and growth along the way. From idea generation and arrangement to signal flow and mixing, Reed has strategies to avoid pitfalls and keep you in the creative zone.
Reed brings a structured, engaged, and holistic approach to all facets of the process, with a goal of self-satisfaction and success.