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May 13, 2017
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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

IMSTA FESTA 2017 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.

MASTER CLASSES 2:00PM 3:00PM 4:00PM 5:00PM
Classroom 2 Audio Fusion
Signal FLow

Whether you're a seasoned professional or an ambitious student, recording studio hardware is expensive and difficult to access. The skills required to operate large format studios takes time to develop. However, could easily be forgotten. 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.

Young Fyre
My Music Success Story

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 and produced most his fourth studio album, Revolver. Young Fyre has also worked with Britney Spears, Tamar Braxton, Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Lil Wayne, Ace Hood, Chris Brown, Mario, Busta Rhymes, and MANY more! Among the notable songs credited to him are T-Pain's "Best Love Song" featuring Chris Brown, Britney Spears' "Private Show" and "What You Need", T-Pain's "Rap Song" featuring Rick Ross, and "King of the Streets" featuring T-Pain; and Lil' Wayne's "How to Hate" featuring T-Pain. 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!

J. P. Durand
Guitars, iOS apps and MIDI

Rock, Midi and Amp simulation for the working musician featuring - Positive Grid Bias - how it works and how it stacks up against other emulators (the point is that it's a "second generation" product - first generation was Line 6 for example). - the fact that where these amp emulators have not done well in the past is with midtowns - slightly distorted amp sounds. Bias nails it. - Go through a few different presets that show super clean to distorted. - play to a backing track. Roland GR 55 - a quick rundown of how I use the system acoustically. - a brief discussion of latency and how the Axon engine inside the GR55 has seriously improved tracking. - run through a few patches. - play again to a backing track.

Classroom 3 PreSonus
Studio One

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.

Studio One

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.

Classroom 4 Melodyne 4
Vocal Tuning

Learn about and see all the new features of the Grammy-award winning Melodyne4. 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 in new revolutionary ways. Learn about the Harmonic EQ where you can make EQ track with your melody for unheard of musically intelligent EQ. Learn how to take audio tracks into the synthetic realm of ultra FX with the new Synth Engine. See the multi-track note editing advances for working inside your DAW and ARA technology that makes Melodyne DAW integration seamless.

Pro Series

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.

Melodyne 4
Creative Uses

Witness the "Death-of-the-Click" with intelligent tempo detection that truly puts the human in charge of the machine. 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.

Classroom 5 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.

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.

Native Instruments
Creative Unity w/ 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.

MPC live (at inMusic exhibit)

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.

Audio Fusion
MC (at exhibit)

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! Enabling anyone to walk around and engage HANDS-ON in the same workflow used by the professionals in the traditional recording process. Never before have these iconic environments been so accessible in such a fun and unique way. In this masterclass we'll analyze the many ways to leverage virtual reality for audio engineering education.

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: 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: 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!


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.


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.