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Featuring Sessions By Joe Solo, Gerry Bassermann, James Bernard, Matt Piper & Peff

Propellerhead Software, makers of the highly acclaimed stand-alone music production system Reason and the new Record recording software, announce the continuation of its Producer Conference series in Los Angeles at King King [6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028], Saturday November 14, 2009, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Doors open at 12:30 PM. Tickets are $30.00.

The Producers Conference is where top artists and producers reveal their secrets. Artists and professionals pull apart technologies and tracks to take you deeper into the music making process as well as share their insights into music making business. Don‘t miss out on this opportunity to get the inside track on advanced production techniques, songwriting, mixing methods and more.

Conference highlights:

Record: Design Concept and Interface – Creating with ‘flow’ Gerry Bassermann

Bassermann lays out the why, what and how behind the development of Propellerhead’s recently released Record software. Discover what makes Record so powerful yet transparent.

Unleashing Creativity with Record Matt Piper
Line 6’s Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper will demonstrate how he stream-lines his creative workflow while offering arrangement tips-n-tricks; covering Record’s arrange window, contextual tools and navigation, comping editor, groundbreaking tempo control, multiple racks, new devices, Line 6 technology, Reason integration and enhancements and more.

Artist Discussion Joe Solo, Michael Elsner, Peff and others
Presenters discuss topics like: maintaining creativity during production, careers and roles in the music biz, and answer questions from the audience.

Signal Flow and Effects in Record Kurt Kurasaki (aka Peff)
Peff discusses his development work on Record, especially the creation of many of the insert effect Combinators and the design concepts behind this part of the Record Sound Bank. He’ll demonstrate the processing power of the mixer channel strip in combination with these insert effects and show how to clarify and enhance music tracks.

Individual Artist Presentations Joe Solo, Michael Elsner
Artists show off their work and dissect individual tracks to reveal how they got their sound and what inspired them.


Joe Solo is a composer, producer, and songwriter for his own company Solo Productions, Inc. Previously, he served as a composer for BMG’s Killer Tracks, Fox Sports, and worked as a songwriter/composer for Paramount’s Famous Music Publishing. Solo also co-wrote two hit songs, “Sweet Baby� and “Glad You’re Here�, with Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray, and is currently working on a song for her new album to be released in 2010.

Michael Elsner
Michael Elsner’s professional career began in 1998 when he moved to Nashville,TN. He began working on projects with such artists as Michael McDonald, Sixpence None The Richer, and Jon Anderson from YES to name just a few. Since June of 2003, Michael Elsner has been living in Los Angeles, CA, where he have played on sessions for Miramax Films, Chrysalis Music Publishing, and various television, album and film projects. Select examples of these include the Ella Enchanted soundtrack, The Ex List, The Young & The Restless, and The Bold & the Beautiful Elsner’s songs have been placed in various television shows and commercials, including High School Musical 2, Hannah Montana, CBS’s Cold Case, Beyond the Break, ABC’s ‘TV’s All-Time Funniest,’ History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels,’ Baywatch, ESPN, as well as commercials for Audi, Mazda and Rent Way.

James Bernard has a long and critically well-received career in the music industry, as the Artist Relations Manger, Sound Designer and Lead Demonstrator for Propellerhead. James has several record releases to his credit under many monikers: starting with1993’s Influx on Sapho records; his first ambient album, Atmospherics in 1994 on the UK label Rising High; on TVT/Wax Trax Records (including a track as Expansion Union on the gold selling BLADE movie soundtrack), Isophlux Records (as Influx and Protocol), Analog Records (as Influx), BML Records (as Influx). James is currently on the Three Sixty Records label.

Gerry Bassermann is Propellerheads’ Director of North American Markets and an accomplished musician. He holds several degrees in music composition and performance and currently owns and operates OpusNine (a project studio in the San Francisco Bay area). For over twenty years, he has worked for many prominent music companies, as a product designer, demonstrator and musical consultant.

Peff (aka Kurt Kurasaki), author of Power Tools for Reason 3.0, is a noted Reason user with credits in Keyboard and Computer Music Magazines. He also works with Propellerhead Software as a sound designer and tutorial developer. Known as Peff throughout the Online ReBirth and Reason Communities, Kurt is one of the originators of ReBirth Mods.
Matt Piper, author of Reason 4 Ignite, is Line 6‘s Propellerhead Product Specialist. Matt is an accomplished musician who makes innovative use of Propellerhead software for music production as well as for live performances with improvisational groups and DJ‘s in the thriving underground electronic music scene in Los Angeles.

About Propellerhead Software
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Record, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of superior quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making.