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Feb. 28, 2018

IMSTA FESTA | SAE Institute NYC | September 23, 2017

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.

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 New York will be taking place at:

Location Date Time

SAE Institute New York
218 W 18th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
US

September 23, 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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2:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM
Celemony Melodyne 4
Vocal Tuning & Sound Editor

Ray Williams shows how to use the new Sound Editor in Melodyne 4 to shape of your sound in new revolutionary ways, the new musically intelligent Harmonic EQ and the Resynthesis Engine and new way to tie into your DAW. Check out the Tempo detection that truly puts the human in charge of the machine.

FabFilter Pro-Q 2
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.

Celemony Melodyne 4
Vocal Tuning & Sound Editor

Ray Williams shows how to use the new Sound Editor in Melodyne 4 to shape of your sound in new revolutionary ways, the new musically intelligent Harmonic EQ and the Resynthesis Engine and new way to tie into your DAW. Check out the Tempo detection that truly puts the human in charge of the machine.

Sonarworks
Sonarworks Reference 3

Attend this masterclass to learn about why Grammy-winning engineers use digital room calibration and how you can use this new technology to create even better sounding music that delivers more impact.

Total Non-stop Creativity
An overview of MASCHINE Mk3

In this workshop, get a complete overview about the new MASCHINE MK3. Gain insight into the new features of MASCHINE and how the new hardware will improve your workflow and creativity.

Total Non-stop Creativity
An overview of KOMPLETE KONTROL Mk2

In this workshop, get a complete overview of the new KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard. Learn about the new features of the keyboard and how to integrate it into your workflow.

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.

Bitwig
Bitwig Studio

Bitwig Studio is a brand new, fully-loaded music creation DAW that is quickly being used by some of the elite produces and DJs on the charts. During this Master Class you will see what Bitwig can do, how it is different from all other DAWs and how to take full advantage of its powerful features.

Nugen Audio
ISL & MasterCheck

Learn how to master your tracks for streaming services with NUGEN ISL and MasterCheck Pro plugins. See how to make sure your tracks sound the way they sound in your studio. Discover the pitfalls of over compression and how these normalized platforms will turn down your music and badly alter your sound.

Soundtoys Ft Scott Jacoby
Creative Effects

Sound-Shaping with Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Vampire Weekend, Sia) discusses the integration of Soundtoys' creative effects into the production and mixing processes.



NEW YORK 2017 PANEL SERIES

IMSTA is proud to host another exciting panel series during IMSTA FESTA NY 2017 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.



Overview: Just Blaze is a fixture in Hip Hop music and culture having worked with luminaries like Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Dr Dre, Eminem, Lil Wayne, T.I. & Jay-Z. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity hear about his experiences and success in music and predictions about the future.

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Overview: Doing music for picture has become the goal for many musicians and producers alike. But how do you get from here to there? And where is there? Our goal is to put together the pieces of this puzzle and shed some light on this complex area.

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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: Superstar Songwriter and Producer Ken Lewis explains in detail how he mixes the many hits he has written for artists like Kanye West, Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Eminmen, One Republic, Lil Wayne, Drake, Ciara, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lemar, J Cole, Usher, Wu Tang Clan and countless others.

https://iproducemusic.com/credits/

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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 NY 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 FESTA SONG REVIEWS | SAE BREAKFAST CAFE | 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 the opportunity to possibly go to Greece!