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IMSTA FESTA BERLIN
Oct. 28, 2017

IMSTA FESTA | SAE Institute CHI | 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 2017 Songwriting Competition to win the opportunity to attend Black Rock Studio's in Santorini, Greece!

IMSTA FESTA Chicago will be taking place at:

Location Date Time

SAE Institute Chicago
820 N.Orleans #125
Chicago, IL 60610
US

July 22, 2017 11:00AM - 6:00PM

Get up close and personal with some of your favourite brands and music software companies at this year's IMSTA FESTA. Exhibitors will be bringing their latest software and products for our attendees to demo and try out.

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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
Traktor / Step Sequencer

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.

FabFilter
Pro Q2, C2, R, MB, L

With unrivaled sound quality and workflow, FabFilter Pro Series has taken the music production world by storm because of incredible sound quality and a gorgeous use interface. This MasterClass will teach you have to get the most out of what Sound on Sound called ‘possibly the best EQ plug-in on the market.’ Learn how to sculpt sounds using the Spectrum Grab feature, Match EQ, Mid/Sides processing and much more.

Native Instruments
Creative Maschine & Komplete

Gain insights into the dual power of Maschine and Komplete from Lead US Product Specialist Brian Kullas . 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.

Celemony
Melodyne 4 / Vocal Tuning

In this Master Class you will learn how to use the new Sound Editor with macro controls for contour and dynamics to shape of your sound. Learn about the Harmonic EQ where you can make EQ track with your melody for unheard of musically intelligent EQ. See the multi-track note editing advances for working inside your DAW and ARA technology that makes Melodyne DAW integration seamless.

Michael Boddicker
Modular Synthesis

In this master class Michael Boddicker will use a Modular Synthesizer to give a comprehensive Introduction to Synthesis: Suntractive, Additive, FM and Sample based. He will also explain various sources Oscillators & Noise Generators, Mixers & Multiples and more. In the second half, he will delve into Filters, Amplifiers, Modulators, Controllers and much more.

Celemony
Melodyne 4 / Creative Uses

Witness the "Death-of-the-Click" with intelligent tempo detection that truly puts the human in charge of the machine. Learn how to take audio tracks into the synthetic realm of ultra FX with the new Synth Engine. See and hear for yourself what makes Melodyne4 much more than a pitch and time tool, and how it can now be used as a sound design tool providing a vast world of creative possibilities.

PreSonus
Studio One / The Basics

Studio One is one of the fastest growing DAWs in the world. If you are new to Studio One or just want to check to see what the buzz is all about this is the class for you. In this classe you will learn the following: 1.Instrument tracks and Audio tracks and their differences. 2. Audio Tracks Channel Mode. 3. Panning basics 4. Insert effects and FX Channels. 5. Mixing 101.

iZotope
Ozone 7

Essential Mastering Tools - Learn how to glue a mix together, control dynamic range, and add rich character with the critically acclaimed music production tools in Ozone Advanced, including the new Vintage EQ, Vintage Compressor, and Vintage Tape modules. Audition masters before rendering with the new Codec Preview. Learn how to apply Ozone Advanced’s processing to mix busses, too, with individual plug-ins of all ten modules. Both versions of Ozone include the Maximizer, the Dynamic EQ, the new Vintage Limiter, Export Formats, and more. Ozone can be used as a plug-in or as a standalone application.

PreSonus
Studio One / Advanced Stuff

Studio One is one of the fastest growing DAWs in the world. If you are new to Studio One or just want to check to see what the buzz is all about this is the class for you. In this classe you will learn the following: 1. The Arranger Track 2. Using Audio Bend 3. Using the Scratch Pad 4. Working with loops and VST Instruments. 5. The Studio 192 and Studio One Integration



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.

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Overview: 3 time multi-platinum music producer, Rob Lyrical will be leading IMSTA FESTA Chicago's keynote.

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Overview: Martin will reprieve his last presentation at SXSW and show you many ways to make an accumulated difference to your bottom line in the next year - great mind opening ideas for artists and recording professionals alike - plus, Martins presentations are hilarious.

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Overview: The Business of Music Production hosted by iStandard Producers – Panelists will discuss and share how creators get their business right. Delving into PRO registration, when to copyright, time to get a publishing deal, selling tracks vs granting non-exclusive licenses, how to establish your value as a creator, etc.

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Overview: Free Vocal Production workshop- learn professional vocal techniques from GRAMMY nominated and Award winning Producer-Engineer Ricco Lumpkins. Get that hit-maker sound - R&B, Hip-hop, Pop, EDM - starting at 4pm sharp! Don't miss it!

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Overview: IMSTA FESTA Chicago is pleased to offer a long sought after panel discussion offering an in-depth look into making the transition from DJ to producer. This panel will feature insight from world renowned DJs, GRAMMY® nominated and winning producers, as well as music industry professionals and is sure to excite and inspire music industry students and enthusiasts alike! And we are honored to welcome back IMSTA FESTA friends, four-time GRAMMY® nominated remixer/producer and DJ Steve "Silk" Hurley and world renowned DJ and producer Shannon "DJ Skip" Syas, owners of S&S Records, Inc., who will serve as the panel’s moderators.

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Overview: Regional winner chosen to challenge for FREE trip to Santorini!

MusiCares Custom Earplugs | 2PM

MusiCares’ Hearing Health initiative promotes hearing conservation and hearing health for music industry professionals. MusiCares will host an on-site hearing clinic at IMSTA FESTA LA and offer free ear impressions for custom musician earplugs to individuals who have at least five years’ industry experience.

Individuals will be asked to complete a brief application to ensure MusiCares eligibility.

IMSTA SONG REVIEWS | 2PM

IMSTA announces Song Reviews beginning at 2pm. Bring your original song in on a headphone-compatible device and receive a one-on-one listening session with an industry expert who will give you a critique on your masterpiece. From the Song Reviews, the judges nominate 'Wild Cards' who are then spontaneously added to the finalists' pool who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the 2017 IMSTA Songwriting Competition. (Wild Cards must be present for judging at 5pm)

At the end of 2017, the 1st place finalists of each region are re-entered into a draw for the Grand Prize. The winner goes to Black Rock Studios in Santorini, Greece! Don't miss this career - changing opportunity!

Michael Boddicker

Grammy Award winning Michael Boddicker will be leading a special masterclass introducing the fundamentals of Synthesis: Subtractive/Addictive/FM/'Sampe' Based.