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IMSTA FESTA | SAE Institute LA | 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Join IMSTA (Intl. Music Software Trade Assoc.) and SAE Institute as they host IMSTA FESTA, a celebration of music technology packed with Panels, Workshops & Master Classes, Song Critiques, Demonstrations and more. Hosting industry experts in an environment where music-makers can network, interact and learn with each other face-to-face, this annual one-day event is not to be missed. IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to everyone in the music making community; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.

Admission is FREE with REGISTRATION.

IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to everyone in the music making community; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.

Event Highlights:

  • Register for a FREE class in the IMSTA Master Class Series featuring the most coveted products from your favorite companies.
  • Visit all of the exhibits to get hands-on experience and even win software!
  • Attend the IMSTA Panel Series with industry experts to network and learn.
  • Bring your Song in to have it reviewed by an expert who will provide you with a professional critique. Song Reviews between 2-5pm.
  • Enter your original song submission into our 2018 Songwriting Competition to win the opportunity to attend Black Rock Studio's in Santorini, Greece!

IMSTA FESTA LA will be taking place at:

Location Date Time

SAE Institute Los Angeles
6700 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

May 19, 2018 11:00AM - 6:00PM

IMSTA FESTA 2018 LA Registration

Male   Female

16-25   26-35   36-45   46-55   56+
Professional Semi-Pro Hobbyist Student Instructor
Music Producer
Recording Engineer
Mixing Engineer
Mastering Engineer
Live Sound Engineer
Home Studio Operator
Commercial Studio Operator
Artist Manager
Musical Instruments Reseller



Don't miss the opportunity to check out and experience the most sought-after production tools on the market from the most recognized, award-winning Manufacturers in the music-making world. Doors open at 11am, see you there!

Exhibit at IMSTA FESTA


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Register below for a FREE class in the IMSTA Master Class Series featuring the most coveted products from your favorite companies.

2:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM
Native Instruments
Creating a Live Performance with Traktor Brian Kullas

The latest Traktor update introduced some exciting new features to the world’s leading DJ software. Gain direct insights from Lead US Product Specialist Brian Kullas about the all-new step sequencing capabilities and learn how Traktor allows you to create a unique live performance using the syncing functionality of Link. In this workshop, you will also learn about Stems, an innovative audio format that enhances creative possibilities for DJ, producers, and live performers.

Serato Sample with Matt Perry

Learn about how to manipulate your samples and sounds with ease using the power of Serato Sample. Matt will demonstrate different approaches to sampling and some very helpful ways to stay inspired and find new sounds and ideas that you can take advantage of using Serato Sample. Find Sampling and chopping sounds faster and more exciting than ever before. Learn how to match and stack multiple versions of Serato Sample to combine beats, leads and vocals with sounds you never thought would match up together!

Native Instruments
Total Nonstop Creativity - Matt Lara

Gain insights into the dual power of the new Maschine MK3 and Komplete Kontrol MK2 from Certified Native Specialist Matt Lara. Learn how to start creative ideas and finish entire tracks from one unified system that unfolds its full potential when combined. Discover how this sonic powerhouse of software and hardware can amplify your own creative potential in this workshop.

Melodyne 4 Vocal Tuning

This class assumes some knowledge of Melodyne. First, we look at the GUI and how to decode what Melodyne is telling you about the music it has analyzed. We then use musical concepts to begin to edit the music to what we need. This class will feature a raw vocal and work towards tuning it. This is perfect for anyone wanting insights on tuning vocals with Melodyne.

FabFilter Pro R and Pro L2

FabFilter plugins are some of the best and most popular on the market. This Master Class focuses on the ground-breaking Pro-R reverb with its unprecedented 6-band control of frequency decay and tonal balance. Learn how to take this reverb into fresh, new, creative territory. Pro-L 2 limiter takes the world's favorite Limiter to the next level and adds true-peak limiting, extensive loudness metering and much more with the same loud and transparent sound.

Celemony Room
Melodyne 4 Audio Processing & Tempo Detection

This class focuses on the creative uses of the Sound Editor with its harmonic EQ, emphasis and resynthesis features. We also take a look at some of the uses of Tempo Detection and how it applies to today's music production. This class is not to be missed.

Maximize Your Mix With McDSP

Find out how to get the most out of McDSP plug-ins from McDSP’s founder Colin McDowell and product specialist Gil Gowing. This masterclass will cover the history behind McDSP as well as looking at some of the unique aspects of these plug-ins and how they can be used to shape your audio in both practical and creative ways. Attend and you may win a give-away during the class!

Presonus Room
PreSonus Studio One Basics

This Master Class is ideal for new users and people checking out Studio One to see what it can do and how it works. You will learn about: Instrument tracks and Audio tracks and their differences; Audio Tracks Channel Mode; Panning basics ; Insert Effects and FX Channels and Mixing 101.

PreSonus Studio One Advanced

This Class is geared for advanced Studio One users. In this Masterclass you will learn about: The Arranger Track; Using Audio Bend; Using the Scratch Pad 4; Working with loops and VST Instruments; The Studio 192 and Studio One Integration.

Nugen Audio
Mastering for Streaming Services

This webinar teaches how to prepare music for Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music. Learn how to avoid inter-sample peaks, learn about audio codec compression, learn how to volume match your mix for each streaming service. This master class is sponsored by NUGEN Audio.

Demonstrators information and bios are coming tomorrow. Please check back soon.

IMSTA FESTA Panel Series

IMSTA is proud to host another exciting panel series during IMSTA FESTA featuring industry leaders and their fresh perspectives on music production. We are bringing together the best minds, innovators and companies in the business of music and audio for this 1-day networking event.

Register for an event today!

Overview: James Edward Fauntleroy II is an American singer, Grammy award winning songwriter and record producer from Inglewood, California. Fauntleroy currently works with the production team The Y's and is the acting president of 1500 or Nothin'. He is best known for featuring on tracks by high profile artists such as Drake, J. Cole, and Big Sean as well as writing songs for artists including Rihanna and Justin Timberlake. In 2014 and 2018, Fauntleroy won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.





Sign up for a FREE Song Review from our qualified industry songwriting and production team who will carefully listen to your song and give honest, professional feedback from a songwriting & production perspective. All you need is your song on your phone or music player and our experts will do the rest.

During the Song Reviews 1 'Wild Card' can be decided. A Wild Card is a song that stands apart and is exceptional.

  • The wild card is spontaneously added to the finalists and has a chance at the Grand Prize of Black Rock Studios in Santorini Greece.


IMSTA would like to recruit volunteers that are responsible, enthusiastic, mature and eager. You will assist IMSTA staff with handling programming, set-up/ tear-down and the overall execution of this one day event.

Please email Nadia Adam or phone 416-789-6850 with inquiries.