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IMSTA FESTA Miami
Feb 25, 2017
IMSTA FESTA LA
May 13, 2017

IMSTA FESTA | SAE Institute Miami | 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 Miami will be taking place at:

Location Date Time

SAE Institute Miami
16051 W. Dixie Highway, Suite 200
North Miami Beach, FL
33160
US

February 25, 2017 11:00AM - 6:00PM

IMSTA FESTA 2017 Miami Registration Now Closed!

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.

More exhibitors to be announced.

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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 4 Celemony
Melodyne 4 Vocal Tuning & Sound Editor

Learn 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

Celemony
Melodyne 4 Vocal Tuning & Sound Editor

Learn 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

Toft Room PreSonus Studio One
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
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.

Classroom 2 Native Instruments
Stems and Step Sequencing with Traktor

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 Ableton Link. In this workshop, you will also learn about Stems, an innovative audio format that enhances creative possibilities for DJ, producers, and live performers.

IK Multimedia
MODO Bass

Join Product Specialist Derrick Floyd as he delivers a class on IK Multimedia's latest master piece MODO BASS. Derrick explains how you can get the best possible bass sound… realism, credibility and authenticity that delivers the most accurate and inspiring performance with this incredible tool . MODO BASS is the industry’s first true physically modeled instrument from the leader in analog modeling technology.

Native Instruments
Creative Unity With MASCHINE and 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.

Classroom 1 DubStep Production with
Dj NittiGritti

Guitar Centers Cover Me Above & Beyond Contest Winner, Ricky "Nitti Gritti" Mears will be delivering an in depth seminar on dub step production. With an inside look at his sound design techniques, within your favorite VSTs like: Massive, Sylenth, and Serum.

FabFilter
Pro-Series [Q 2, C 2, R]

Learn why these tools have become the favourite of music producers and mixing engineers. Learn about Spectrum Grab, EQ Match, Mid-Sides EQ, Visual Compression and Sidechain, 6-Band Reverb with separate decay for each frequency and 6-point EQ for reverb tail. See how to automate these amazing tools all with the highest sound quality possible.



MIAMI 2017 PANEL SERIES

IMSTA is proud to host another exciting panel series during IMSTA FESTA MIAMI 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: Our featured keynote Speaker is Grammy nominated Engineer/Producer Frank Socorro who's multi-platinum selling work with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz and Mary J. Blige is a testament not only to his technical expertise but also his passion for music and recording.

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Overview: Join industry experts to about the specific software that today's modern audio engineer needs. You will learn how to most effectively choose your weapons in the studio like EQ, Compression, Reverbs, etc. You will be walked through proper DAW etiquette and workflow. Don't miss it!

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Overview: Tony Succar shares his experiences of working with artists Arturo Sandoval, Marc Anthony, Sheila E., Judith Hill, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Jean Rodriguez, among others. Tony talks about syncopation, harmonic curiosity, rhythmic uniformity, and tasteful melodies and how those elements helped him to produce “Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson” , a project that was released last year through Universal Music Classics and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. The project started with an album that reached #1 on the Latin Billboard Charts, iTunes, and Amazon charts, and then produced a Live Concert TV Special that was broadcasted on PBS prime time for the Arts Fall Festival. Unity features more than 100 musicians, such Latin superstars as Tito Nieves, Jon Secada, and India, and the mixing magic of Jackson’s legendary engineer Bruce Swedien.

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Overview: The business component of the job can sometimes be an afterthought. Understand the importance of contracts with your work, get perspectives on both contacting and working with clients. See the impact and importance of social media and understand how important online presence is in this day and age. See you there!

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Overview: Join 4-time GRAMMY Winning Engineer/Producer Jimmy Douglass as he discusses his hit-making Mixing-in-the-Box techniques. Jimmy has worked with the biggest artists in his decades in the business including: Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Snoop Dog, Missy Elliott, Rolling Stones, John Legend and many others. Don’t miss this eye-opening discussion that is sure to make you a better mixing engineer.

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IMSTA FESTA SONG REVIEWS | 2PM - 4:45PM

Sign up for a FREE Song Review from our qualified industry songwriting and production team who will carefully listen to your song and give honest, professional feedback from a songwriting & production perspective. All you need is your song on your phone or music player and our experts will do the rest.

During the Song Reviews 1 'Wild Card' can be decided. A Wild Card is a song that stands apart and is exceptional.

  • The wild card is spontaneously added to the finalists and has a chance at the Grand Prize of Black Rock Studios in Santorini Greece.
  • We ask you to bring your preferred headphones because you are wearing them and need to be comfortable.
  • 5pm - judge the Songwriting competition. There are 3 finalists that are confirmed by Broadjam.

VOLUNTEERS APPRECIATED

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.