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Aaron Zilch has been producing and performing electronic music since 1996, starting with a hybrid system of second hand analog synths, hardware samplers, drum machines, broken stomp boxes and early digital audio workstations. As keyboardist/programmer/sound designer for American Head Charge he was signed to American Recordings. In 2001 they released “The War of Art”, which was produced by Rick Rubin and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Heatseakers” chart. An early adapter of laptop production, Aaron has been an Ableton power-user since 2002, and has utilized the program in the studio, for live performance (solo and with a full band), on multimedia projects, and for theatrical scoring.
He was a presenter for Ableton Push’s debut at NAMM 2013 and has presented clinics and workshops at universities, retailers, and conventions throughout California and Nevada. In recent years he has also worked on projects with visionary director Chris Cunningham, Chris Vrenna ( Nine Inch Nails, Gnarls Barkley, Marilyn Manson ), and DJ Swamp ( Beck, Ministry ). He also DJs and is a circus sideshow variety performer, most recently co-creating and starring in the critically acclaimed “FREAKS” at Harrah’s O’Shea’s Casino on the Vegas Strip. Aaron has been giving one-on-one electronic music production and songwriting lessons since 2000 with a hands-on approach tailored to his student’s goals. Lessons emphasize techniques for personalizing and humanizing the electronic music production and performance experience, while also providing a solid grasp of music theory and a bit of history and business.
In 2011 Aaron became an Ableton Certified Trainer. Specializing in Industrial Rock, Hip-Hop, Dub, Bass, Electronic Dance Music, and Experimental genres. Programming specialties include: Push 1 & 2; Live controllerism utilizing advanced Rack, Macro, and “Dummy Clip” programming; custom drum kit and beat creation; synth programming ( classic analog, Operator, Serum, Max for Live ) and experimental sound design; using modular, generative processes to kickstart creativity; arrangement; remixing; nonlinear live theatrical scoring; wavetable synthesis.
Miles Messner has been playing guitar for over 18 years and begun working in the world of DAWS in 2006 when he got his first version of Reason and Protools. Eventually after playing in several bands he asked enough annoying questions while recording in various studios to get an engineer to hire him. For several years Miles worked in commercial environments and learned skills in and out of the box from world famous producers/engineers. In this time he found his new love for analog hardware and synthesis. He has also done technical support for Bjork and helped run her VR world tour/immersive art experience. He has done visuals/projection mapping for a variety of high end clients and loves VJing/Creating original content in C4d. In the last few years he has gotten into compositing using NukeX and After Effects. He has worked on a wide variety of music videos and short films.
Miles’ freelance engineering/production career started in 2013. He continues to engineer/produce/compose while also teaching mixing/mastering/composition/Ableton and sound design. His studio is located in Los Angeles California.
In 2018 he began working for Ableton at their US branch
Specializes in Analog hardware, Sound design, Taking things apart (modifying circuts), Soldiering, Wiring, Classic rock, Blues, Metal, EDM, Dubstep, Trap, Trance, House and compositing.
Sasha Hondagneu-Messner has been playing music for over 13 years. He played both double and electric bass in a High School Jazz Band that toured throughout California. During his time at University of Southern California he has taken classes at the Thornton School of Music.
He has finished his degree at University of Southern California, where he has studied Political Science and Statistics. He is now in Cornell Law School. He has articles published in quantitative journals and has worked doing data analysis . Sasha loves working with numbers and specializes in marketing, financials and web design.
Jesse hall has been a musician for 16 years and has been a veteran of the music industry. He has audio engineering since 2006 and has worked alongside artists Chris Cunningham, Evanescence, Clint Mansell, and members of Nine Inch Nails, The Runaways, Rolling Stones, Mc5, Lords Of Acid, Members of Mars Volta, KMFDM, Slayer, Megadeath and many more. He also was a music journalist with Synthesis Magiazine covering stories for Del the Funky Homosapien and others. He has also head sound on 7 feature films. He also is proficient in web design and coding.
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