We’ve worked with Academy Award-nominated film composer Nicholas Brittel, whose critically-acclaimed score for MOONLIGHT was nominated for Best Original Score, and scored Oscar-nominated film THE BIG SHORT. His music was also featured in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and he produced the short film WHIPLASH.
We’ve worked closely with Grammy-nominated composer Patrick Gleeson, a Los Angeles–based composer, performer, and producer who has specialized in synthesized composition and performance. Generally credited with introducing synthesizers to jazz in the early 1970s as a member of Herbie Hancock’s band, Gleeson has also written a wide variety of music for artists including the Kronos Quartet, Morpheus, and Jefferson Starship and numerous scores for film and television.
We developed a system for live improvised electronic music, for a project Gleeson describes as as “some kind of weird mashup of late Miles Davis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Minimalism, and electronic dance music.”
The Grateful Dead
We’ve worked with seminal San Francisco band the Grateful Dead, developing a live drum rig for Mickey Hart.
This bespoke setup included custom sound design and an Ableton Live-driven sample triggering system, including support for the Native Instruments Maschine.
ill.Gates is a San Francisco-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fan-base and a reputation as one of the world's most dynamic electronic music artists. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
We helped Ill Gates develop several systems for live electronic performance, including those he sells through his website myproducerdj.club, and his personal performance rig.
We designed and built a bespoke performance rig for Darin McFayden, better known as Freq Nasty, a DJ and producer of breakbeat electronic music based in Los Angeles, California. A fellow New Zealander, McFadyens artistic career has taken him across the world, first as a resident in London's Fabric Nightclub, to multiple tours in Europe and Australia. He currently lives in LA, where he has become a fixture amongst North American art and music festivals.
McFadyen's template is built in Ableton Live, using a Livid Instruments OhmRGB and extensive custom scripting. This gives him in-depth, hands-on control of his performances, including extensive manipulation of dub-delays.
We designed the performance system used by the Fungineers, a super group of fantastic Funovators who create colorful music, videos, live shows, and more.
The Fungineers are led by Paragon the Cyber-Unicorn-Tron, part robot-monkey, part unicorn, all beatboxing DJ. This musical menagerie includes MC’s Lil Dino, Doctah Aqua-Sock-ta-Puss, Flavatar, Baby Swagress and the Sillionaire, plus an always-expanding cast of Fun friends and guests galore, all managed by the esteemed Janitor-Manager, Kyrian Gineerian.
We handle mixing and post-production for Bay Area alternative R&B artist Vudajé, working on a set of cross-genre material including elements of industrial, rock, R&B and pop.
Will Marshall is a course author at Soundfly, an new kind of music school that makes creative resources to help musicians meet their musical goals.
At Soundfly Will is currently developing an online course focusing on contemporary songwriting from a modern indie producer’s perspective.
From 2014-2018 Will Marshall worked at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco, initially as Artist in Residence, then as instructor and producer. Teaching two courses, DJ210 (Live Performance in Ableton) and MM301 (Mixing & Mastering), Will was responsible for course design and syllabus, as well as writing and teaching the first semester of DJ101.
During his tenure at Pyramind Will also handled occasional commercial clients, and produced a series of online workshops and training videos covering numerous aspects of composition and production.
Assisting extensively with the design and outfitting of the studio, we’ve also been involved on the business side, helping develop Sennie Records as an incubator and distributor.
We designed the acoustic treatment in Ride, the main room at the Midway, a new, multifaceted creative complex, located in San Francisco’s burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood.
Housed in a converted warehouse space, with a capacity of 2000, and built around a state-of-the-art Funktion One system, Ride is an enormous space, requiring carefully designed acoustic treatment at an industrial scale.
We provided acoustic consulting for Public Works, a multifaceted, multipurpose community and event space located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.
We helped Public Works deal with noise complaints from neighbours, improve venue soundproofing and enhance the acoustics of their main venue space.
Microsoft / Xbox
Sunset Overdrive, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios featured original composition by Liam Shy.
Focusrite / Novation
We worked with Focusrite / Novation on their Launchkey series of MIDI keyboard controllers, helping them develop native support for Ableton Live.
We collaborated with Livid Instruments over several years, helping them develop Ableton support for their Ohm, OhmRGB and Base II controllers.
Keith McMillen Instruments
We developed Ableton support for the Keith McMillen QuNeo MIDI controller.