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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 2017 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 13, 2017 11:00AM - 6:00PM

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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He has scored major theatrical films, written compositions for commercials, produced records, designed and programmed sounds and sound effects played on hundreds of film, TV, record and advertising projects as well as owning commercial music and sound design companies commercial recording and musical instrument rental companies in Los Angeles and Nashville.

Michael's theatrical feature scoring credits include 'Buckaroo Banzai', 'The Adventures of Milo & Otis', 'FX2', ‘Battlestar Gallactica’, 'Bulletproof' ‘Free Jack’ and “Captive”.

He composed the opening theme for ABC-TV Sunday Night Sports "Scootin'”.

Thirteen Epcot Center (Disney World) attractions have music, sound effects and video games performed and/or composed by Lehmann Boddicker. He also composed the “Starfield Intro” to Michael Jackson’s Captain EO featured at Disneyland.

In his work as an audio producer, Michael produced Randy Newman’s “Theme From The Natural”, Michael Jackson's short film 'HIStory' and the animated short film which opened Jackson’s last world tour as well.

Michael has also produced, arranged, adapted and composed additional music and sound design for the advertising of such box office giants as: 'The Bodyguard', 'Cliffhanger' and 'Waterworld'.

Dr. Boddicker has produced & supervised six films scores for beginning composers from the USC Film Scoring Program overseeing careers from graduation through first theatrical release. One result is the Student Emmy Award winning, Sundance Film Festival short film 'Mum'. Mum has won numerous Grand Prize awards, and has shown in over thirty-five festivals worldwide. He continues to work with students at USC, UCLA and Sarah Lawrence College.

He performed on hundreds of movie soundtracks including "Fatal Attraction", "Cocktail", Witness, "Dead Poet’s Society", "Free Willy 1 & 2", "Secret of My Success", "The Right Stuff", "Karate Kid II & III", "Desperately Seeking Susan", "Revenge of the Nerds", “Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Welcome Home Roxie Carmichael”.

Grammy winning and contemporary classic records he performed on include: "Greatest Love Of All" by Whitney Houston; "Can’t Slow Down" by Lionel Richie, Barbra Streisand's "Somewhere", Guitar Hero classic Cheap Trick “Surrender”, The Dazz Band “Let It Whip” and USA For Africa's "We Are The World."

Boddicker sampled and created pan pipe sounds for the main themes in "Karate Kid II" and musical sound effects for the films "Xanadu", “Saturday Night Fever” and “My Girl” and most recently “The Dark Knight”.

Among hundreds of television performing credits are the music from "St. Elsewhere", "Roots", “The 60’s”, "Annie McGuire", "The Equalizer", NBC Olympic coverage, "Falcon Crest" and the HBO special "War Story."

He has won three Keyboard magazine Reader's Poll awards as Best Studio Synthesist and Best Session Player and has been honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammy Awards people) as Most Valuable Player four times earning emeritus status for continuing contributions to the state-of-the-art.

He attended The University of Iowa, Coe College, The University of Wisconsin and UCLA. He received an honorary Doctorate of Music in 1991 in recognition of his achievements, contributions and furtherance of electronic music in the recording industry. was started by Boddicker in 2011 as a mix and audio post facility. Since opening it has done the music mix for Southpaw, The 33, Katy Perry The Grammy’s,

Michael has recently played on records for Herb Alpert, No Doubt, Motley Crüe and Lionel Richie, and Michael Jackson’s This Is It also performing live for the Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards, and numerous All Star concerts including Dionne Warwick and Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary concert/TV special. He also has played with the legendary Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, John Denver, Placido Domingo, Celine Dion and Ray Charles.

His is married to singer/vocal contractor/actress Edie Lehmann Boddicker (Katy Perry, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Horton Hears A Who, Happy Feet, Madonna, Aretha Franklin).

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 | Main Stage
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 | Main Stage
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 | Main Stage
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 | Control Room[6]
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 | Theatre
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 | Control Room[6]
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.

Akai | Live Room[9]
MPC live

Come check out the first MPC Live MasterClass in North America at IMSTA FESTA LA. Announced to huge industry buzz earlier this year, the MPC Live is now hitting stages and studios worldwide. Watch our MPC Product Specialist demonstrate beat creation in MPC 2.0, audio track recording, sample chopping, XYFX automation and much more.

Denon | Live Room[9]
Denon DJ Series

Explore the creative possibilities and feature set of Denon DJ's paradigm shifting, SC5000 Prime DJ Media Player. Alongside the performance and connectivity innovations of the centerpiece X1800 Prime club mixer, the SC5000 Prime frees the DJ to be the true Artist they want to be - Come along, see and hear for yourself and welcome the future of Professional DJ technology.

PreSonus | Live Room[6]
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.

PreSonus | Live Room[6]
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

Audio Fusion | Live Room[10]
VR Signal Flow

Audio Fusion offers solutions that enable anyone to learn, practice and stay fresh on studio techniques using a computer, mobile phone or tablet. Users gain access to their own personal software studio with consoles, external rack processors, patchbays and more. Enabling users to practice recording studio workflow on their time so they could maximize future time in real studio sessions. This is a signal flow masterclass using the new "Virtual Analog Studio" simulations for standalone and the web.

Audio Fusion | Live Room[10]
Virtual Analog Studio

The first product titled, "Virtual Analog Studio", is a series of virtualized recording studio simulations designed to empower audio education by immersing anyone into the seat of the producer or engineer. Using the latest virtual reality technology, an empty space becomes a life-size, dream recording studio with consoles, external rack processors, patchbays, tape machine and much more!

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: We are thrilled to announce that GRAMMY-winning mix engineer Dave Pensado and veteran manager/executive producer Herb Trawick from Pensado’s Place will keynote IMSTA FESTA LA 2017. Pensado’s Place has been called the “Charlie Rose of audio”, a description that sits fine with both Herb and Dave. With mix credits including Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, AfroJack, Beyonce, Elton John, Christina Aguilera and Jill Scott, Dave is acknowledged as one of the leading online educators for all things audio. Trawicks' experience as a successful manager makes him the resident expert on intellectual property, business affairs, career consultation, digital media and more. Don’t miss Dave and Herb's Keynote address at IMSTA FESTA LA!


Overview: Young Fyre is an American record producer from Des Moines, Iowa. Formerly signed to T-Pain's record label, Nappy Boy Entertainment. Fyre worked closely with T-Pain to produce his fourth studio album, Revolver. Young Fyre has worked with Britney Spears, Tamar Braxton, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Mario, Busta Rhymes, and MANY more! Don't miss Young Fyre as he discusses the resourcefulness in the industry; how an artist can be prosperous without living in a box. Fyre will explain ways to do what you love without following trends and STILL SUCCEED. Attend and you might be the lucky recipient of a copy of Fyre's new VST, The FYRE EFFECT!


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.



Overview: Composing for Film, TV and Gaming (David Das - President Academy of Scoring Arts)


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 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 the opportunity to possibly go to Greece!

Michael Boddicker | 3PM

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

In the Theatre Room.


Polyverse fans alike can come to the booth and sit at a special demo station equipped with a webcam, where they can record a 30 second clip of them explaining why they want Manipulator. They will be able to manipulate their voice in real time while they make the video, or afterwards should they choose to do so. The winner will receive a free copy of Manipulator, and runners up will all receive special Polyverse merchandise.