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feb 13 2011 - LE JARDIN Room + Upper Lobby




Propellerhead product specialist

Reason 5 & Record workshop




Ableton product specialist

Ableton Live workshop



Resolume owners/programmers

Resolume Avenue VJ workshop

& case story Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten


AKAI / Ableton - Martin Rascher

Producer, samples&laptop @ Rob vd Wouw band

AKAI + Ableton on stage workshop



Producer & live performance workshop




feb 13 2011 - VIP ROOM




Reason 5 & Record in depth Masterclass




Ableton Live / Max For Live Masterclass



Certified Ableton Trainer

Ableton Live FX Racks Masterclass


IK Multimedia T-Racks - RENIER VREUGDE

Mastering Masterclass




During the whole afternoon, product specialists and producers will be available at the upper lobby to answer all your producer questions. Get your answers at the dedicated Ableton, Propellerhead, AKAI, Alesis, Resolume and IK multimedia producer workstations, hosted by Cenk Unis, Martijn Form, John vd Heuvel (Poeha & TomTom), Clint Marana (Crowded Beats), Renier Vreugde and more..






Propellerheads product specialist Jonas Löfvenmark will show how Propellerheads Reason and Record can be used as a creative tool for any type of musician, regardless of instrument or previous technology experience. Is there really an application that brings you cutting edge performance and technology, yet is so easy to use that you remain creative throughout the song writing process?  Does "ease of use" always equal "limited possibilities"? Come find out....

Jonas Löfvenmark has a background spanning more than 15 years as product manager for several hardware synthesizer manufacturers, audio engineer and musician. Making sounds is one of his favorite things to do. Parttime musician, graphical designer, photographer and web developer he takes the creative approach to music making, focusing on how technology is best used to bring out your vision and ideas.




Having worked as a DJ, producer and freelance audio engineer since 1997,

Dennis Fischer joined Ableton in 2007.

Dennis began Djing and producing music in his home town of Kassel in 1997. He went on to complete his Degree in Audio Engineering at SAE Cologne in 2004 and moved into freelance audio engineering and production working in sound design for film and TV, working for clients including Daimler-Chrysler.

Counting Flying Lotus and Shigeto amongst his musical influences, his love for forward thinking music production and technology saw him join Ableton in 2007 in technical support.

With a comprehensive technical knowledge and keen interest in development, his role at Ableton grew to include product demonstration for Live 8 and Max

for Live. "






Martin Rascher is a freelance music producer, sound artist and keyboard player, working in different musical styles. Born in Cologne, Germany, he received a classical piano education from age 6 on. Since 1996 he has been involved in different bands and music projects. His main focus lies on sound collages, samples and experimental sounds. In 2005 he moved to Amsterdam to study pop piano at the Conservatory. In 2010 he started the sound studio and music production company Random Robots together with Valentin von Lindenau. Expect an 'in-depth' Ableton Live / AKAI Pro workshop demonstrating how to best use Ableton Live in combination with the immense popular AKAI APC 40, APC20, MPK Mini and MPK49.


IK Multimedia



IK Multimedia is an international music software company privately founded in 1996 for the purpose of developing a new generation of music software designed to take advantage of the fast growing personal computer performance and revolutionize the way people compose and play music. IK has produced a wide range of breakthrough innovative products, from consumer to professional music software, that have been awarded by users and media worldwide as well as referenced partners such as Intel®, Apple®, Digidesign®, Mackie®, EMU®, Roland®, Cakewalk®, MOTU® and many others. IK products are available in more than 30 countries and are used by hundreds of thousands of users worldwide.

New IK Multimedia iRIG Products all in demo at Music ALIVE!




Akai Pro entered the electronic music industry in 1984 with one purpose - to give artists the tools they need to express and explore new musical possibilities.

Since then, Akai Pro products have become a fixture of modern music both in studio and on stage. The refinement of our digital sampling technology has become the building block of today's most popular music. The uniqueness of our MPC sequencing samplers has forever changed the way modern music is created by enabling digital samples to become the basis for composition. Akai Pro stands at the forefront of digital technology and remains one of the most influential manufacturers of musical equipment in the last 20 years.




It takes more than just designing, manufacturing and selling digital, analog, semiconductor and transducer technologies to fulfill the dreams of musicians, producers and audio engineers. It takes unforgettable musical experiences. The experiences can vary. They can be as simple as a gig at a local club recorded on an Alesis iMultiMix 8 USB, as familiar as a practice session on an Alesis DM5 Pro Kit in the basement or as memorable as that Rock Tour recorded on a tried and true Alesis ADAT.  

While Alesis products range from keyboards, synthesizers, hard disk recorders, iPod recording and playback devices, electronic drums, mixers, signal processors, effects units, amplifiers and speakers one thing remains consistent; the Alesis passion for inspiring musical creativity and innovation through new technology.




PRODAW computers is a Dutch DAW brand. All PRODAW computers are custom built for your music needs. Although the PRODAW brand only exists for about three and a half years, already over 300 studios and producers are supplied with a PRODAW sytem. Can you imagine how many music is being recorded, mixed and mastered at these systems right now!?

What makes a PRODAW system so different is the fact that it is custom built for professional audio use. It's fast, very quiet and every system is tuned, tested and backupped by a system image. As they say themselves: "We build the system, you make the music." During the Music Alive Event, you can check their systems out for yourself.

Cristiano Nicolini



Cristiano Nicolini is a graduated sound engineer and producer. Since childhood, when he began playing with cassettes and an old Bontempi keyboard, he has been in love with music. Cristiano eventually discovered the potential and ease of making music with computers, and since then the computer has become his instrument on stage and in the studio, especially after discovering in Ableton Live (version 1) the perfect tool to play with. He has been part of various bands and projects, working in several genres, from hip-hop to indie rock, from blues to glitch music. Currently, Cristiano is one of the two members of Plastik Joy, a project released worldwide by the US indie label n5MD, completely composed, recorded and mixed with Ableton Live. For the past six years, music has been Cristiano's profession. He is a freelance sound engineer, recording and mixing in professional studios. He also works as a tech consultant; his clients include studios, DJs, producers, schools (SAE Institute Barcelona), broadcast and radio (Red Bull Music Academy Radio). He lectured at the "Electronic Music Producer" course at SAE Barcelona until 2008. Now he is focusing on one-on-one classes for musicians and bands. Cristiano offers all levels of one-on-one training, group classes, specialized workshops, and consulting for most aspects of sound production, studio setup and live performance.




DJ PCM (Pitch Controller Mitch)

DJ PCM is a performing DJ and producer since he was 14 and quickly became a well known Club DJ in the Netherlands. Together with Pete Philly & Perquisite, Mitch toured the whole world, from Kaapstad to L.A and he frequently works together as a producer with artists like Manu, Typhoon, Jiggy Dje and Caro Emerald.

At this moment he’s working on Pete Philly’s solo album and the first EP in cooperation with Manik.

Manik is a preforming music artist who is always looking for the freshest, newest creative techniques. His live software-midi-controller performances are most of the times joined by interesting vocalists and/or musicians. He started off with hiphop only, but the last few years his musical vision became broader and nowadays he’s involved as a producer in all kinds of electronic music.

During the Music Alive Event DJ PCM and Manik will give an inside look on how they (ab)use their favorite software and hardware on stage and in the studio.





All the big DJs bring amazing customized visuals to their shows nowadays. What do Armin van Buuren  and Ferry Corsten have in common? They VJ all their songs and shows with Resolume VJ software. Join the Resolume workshop and learn why all the pros use Resolume AVENUE 3.

Resolume is a well known company in the International VJ & AV world. Resolume Avenue 3 (MAC and PC) is the latest version and a Real-time Instrument for live Audio Visual performances which connects music, visuals and effects. The workshop will be performed by the creators of Avenue 3 themselves: (Bart van der Ploeg en Edwin de Koning)

Applied Acoustics

Based in Montreal, Applied Acoustics Systems specializes in software based synthesis tools for professional musicians and sound designers. Since releasing the first virtual instrument based on physical modeling, the Tassman, AAS has come to be recognized as the industry leader in this exciting new field of synthesis. The AAS product line now comprises the following award-winning instruments:

the Tassman 4 modular sound synthesis Studio, the Lounge Lizard EP-3 electric piano, the Ultra Analog VA-1 synthesizer, the String Studio VS-1 string synthesizer, and  the Strum Acoustic GS-1 and Strum Electric GS-1 guitar track production plug-ins.


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