– Propellerhead Software, makers of the highly acclaimed stand-alone music production system Reason, announces the continuation of its Producer Conference Series of events in San Francisco, CA, on May 3, 2008, Noon to 5:30 pm. Presented by Line 6 and hosted at Pyramind music production school (832 Folsom St., SFCA 94107), the 6-hour conference features artist appearances from Tommy Coster Jr. and DJ Khalil, along with James Bernard (Propellerhead Lead Product Specialist), Peff (aka Kurt Kurasaki, author of “Power Tools for Reason 3.0”) and Gerry Bassermann (Propellerhead Software Product Specialist) discussing a wide variety of topics on maximizing your Reason version 4 experience, including production and mixing techniques, sound design and more!
Whether you‘re just getting started or an advanced Reason user, learn the inside tips and trick for making beats, use of Propellerhead‘s new Thor polysonic synthesizer, Sequencer, ReGroove Mixer, streamlining your creative workflow, producing patches, sounds, and more! Attendees will have their chance to ask questions during the Artist section. This interactive learning session is only $35/per person. All attendees who are registered Reason version 4 users will receive a free “Music Production with Reason 4” DVD tutorial (valued at $59) at the event, so bring proof of your Reason registration! For more information and registration, go to: www.theproducersconference.com
• 11:30 am: Doors open
• 12:00-1:00 pm: Gerry Bassermann – “Improve Your Creative Workflow In Reason 4”
Discover powerful features in Reason version 4 and how you can improve your creative workflow with Reason‘s new sequencer. Gerry will also be providing tips and tricks for Propellerhead‘s new RPG-8, Combinator enhancements, NN-XT enhancements and more.
• 1:15-2:30 pm: Kurt “Peff” Kurasaki – “Modular Synthesis With Thor”
This tutorial will explore basic concepts behind sound design and using Reason‘s new Thor Polysonic synthesizer. Peff will provide an in-depth look at the available oscillators and filter types. In addition, he‘ll provide an in depth view of the modulation matrix and its capabilities.
• 2:45-3:45 pm: James Bernard – “Quantizing Your Beats With The ReGroove Mixer”
Learn the ins and outs of Reason version 4‘s exciting new real-time ReGroove engine. James takes attendees on a guided tour exploring the limitless possibilities of this powerful feature for building and modifying grooves.
• 4:00-5:30 pm: Artist Panel / Q & A
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tommy Coster, Jr. has an extensive range of credits include live and studio music recordings (Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Dido, Ice Cube, Carlos Santana, Mike Elizondo, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, 50 Cent, and more), film soundtracks, TV commercials, film trailers and film scoring projects. Coster worked with producer Dr. Dre on the “Marshall Mathers LP”, co-writing and performing on six tracks including the hit single, “The Real Slim Shady”. He has also written original scores for such films as “Serving Sara,” “The New Guy,” and “Barbershop 2”.
DJ Khalil is a Los Angeles based hip-hop / soul producer for Aftermath Entertainment and co-owns Angeles Records with DJ Muggs. He has worked on recording projects with Bishop Lamont, The Game, Xzibit, Talib Kweli, G-Unit, Cypress Hill, Nas, Jay-Z, and on 50 Cent’s new Curtis album single, “I’ll Still Kill”, featuring Akon.
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.
Gerry Bassermann is an accomplished musician who works in many different acoustic and electronic styles. He holds several degrees in music composition and performance and currently owns and operates OPUS NINE (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. He is currently focused on electronic music composition and sound design, and teaches electronic music at University of California Santa Cruz.
James Bernard has a long and critically acclaimed career in the music industry as a recording artist with multiple releases and as Propellerhead‘s Artist Relations Manager, Sound designer and Lead Demonstrator. He‘s created original music for Re-Fills for Reason and travels the globe performing and hosting Propellerhead demos and training seminars.
Pyramind is a media and music production school located in San Francisco, designed for the serious professional and developing recording artist. Pyramind’s certificate programs are the result of over 50 years of collective experience in production, composition, sound design, engineering, mixing, mastering, studio design and installation. Pyramind’s unique training programs include both Apple and Digidesign manufacture certificates. www.pyramind.com
About Propellerhead Software
Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Formed in 1994, Propellerhead has created some of the most innovative new music software (ReBirth, ReCycle and Reason) and technology standards, including ReWire and the REX file format, which are used extensively in all kinds of music production. Propellerhead ReBirth program was the first virtual emulation of vintage analog gear–a trend that now dominates music software. www.propellerheads.se