Music Production, Technology, and Innovation | Berklee Valencia Campus

Visiting Artists and Guest Speakers

Billy Seidman

Songwriter, Producer, Musician, and Educator

Billy Seidman

Billy Seidman is the cofounder of the BMI Contemporary Pop Workshop and Song Arts Academy. He is on...

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Billy Seidman is the cofounder of the BMI Contemporary Pop Workshop and Song Arts Academy. He is on the songwriting faculty at New York University Steinhardt and the New School in New York. He has trained writers including Bebe Rexha, Rachel Platten, Chris McClenney, and Khalid.

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German Ramos

Associate Professor of Music Acoustics at Berklee College of Music

German Ramos is involved in audio technology courses for musicians covering acoustics, audio effects, and sound synthesis. He has served as an employee for many professional audio companies...

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German Ramos is involved in audio technology courses for musicians covering acoustics, audio effects, and sound synthesis. He has served as an employee for many professional audio companies doing research and development.

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Tin Men & The Telephone

Jazz Band

An Amsterdam-based jazz and improvisational band, Tin Men and the Telephone employ live...

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An Amsterdam-based jazz and improvisational band, Tin Men and the Telephone employ live electronics, projected visuals, and audience participation in their work. They incorporate their own groundbreaking technology (an app of their own design) to get audiences involved in their one-of-a-kind concert experiences.

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Steve Genewick

Recording Engineer

Possessing over 25 years of experience both as a studio and live recording engineer, Steve Genewick has worked primarily out of Capitol Studios as a staff engineer since 1994. He is a...

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Possessing over 25 years of experience both as a studio and live recording engineer, Steve Genewick has worked primarily out of Capitol Studios as a staff engineer since 1994. He is a three-time Grammy-nominated recording engineer and has worked with artist such as Diana Krall, Gladys Knight, Neil Young, Quincy Jones, and Paul McCartney, among others.

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Gregg Field

Chair, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Board of Councilors

Gregg Field is a six-time Grammy Award winner and was named Producer of the Year in 2010. Commonly referred to as one of the most versatile and highly sought-after producers, drummers, and...

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Gregg Field is a six-time Grammy Award winner and was named Producer of the Year in 2010. Commonly referred to as one of the most versatile and highly sought-after producers, drummers, and educators in music, his list of collaborators include Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Bublé, among others.

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Stephen Webber

Executive Director, BerkleeNYC; Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Berklee

An award-winning composer, musician, producer, and engineer, Stephen Webber was founding director of Berklee’s Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program in...

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An award-winning composer, musician, producer, and engineer, Stephen Webber was founding director of Berklee’s Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program in Valencia, Spain. Webber wrote the best-selling book Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ and founded the world’s first college-level classes in DJing and turntablism.

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John Chowning

Composer, Musician, Inventor, and Professor

American composer, musician, inventor, and professor John Chowning visited our campus to share his...

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American composer, musician, inventor, and professor John Chowning visited our campus to share his discovery of the FM synthesis algorithm in 1967 with our students. Chowning also led the Vox Festival during his time in Valencia.

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David Mash

Senior Vice President for Information, Strategy, and Technology at Berklee

Author of nine books and a recognized expert on music technology, David Mash is senior vice president for information,strategy, and technology at Berklee. One of Berklee's true innovators,...

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Author of nine books and a recognized expert on music technology, David Mash is senior vice president for information,strategy, and technology at Berklee. One of Berklee's true innovators, he founded the Music Synthesis Department (today known as Electronic Production and Design), developed the Center for Technology in Music Instruction, and assisted in the design of the Berklee Learning Center, the country's largest networked music-learning facility.

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Young Guru and Sean C

Producers

Award-winning producers Young Guru (nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his work on "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) and Sean C (award-winning American producer, DJ,...

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Award-winning producers Young Guru (nominated for a Grammy Award in 2011 for his work on "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) and Sean C (award-winning American producer, DJ, and artists and repertoire specialist) came to our campus for a series of seminars open to all students

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Brian “Raydar” Ellis

Artist, Producer and Berklee Assistant Professor in Songwriting

Berklee College of Music graduate, artist, producer and current Berklee assistant professor in Songwriting, Brian “Raydar” Ellis visited our campus and performed with students at...

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Berklee College of Music graduate, artist, producer and current Berklee assistant professor in Songwriting, Brian “Raydar” Ellis visited our campus and performed with students at Innovation En Vivo. “Raydar” Ellis currently teaches Hip-Hop Ensemble and Turntable Technique at Berklee’s Boston campus and has collaborated with Mos Def, Roy Hargrove, DJ Rob Swift, and CeeLo Green of Gnarls Barkley during his career.

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BT

Artist, Producer, Film Composer

BT is a platinum-selling artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist. He is an...

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BT is a platinum-selling artist, visionary producer, film composer and technologist. He is an internationally-renowned recording artist himself, trusted by superstars such as Sting, Britney Spears, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Madonna, Seal and Peter Gabriel to produce modernist and memorable hits, with a bleeding-edge electronic flair. He has composed unforgettable scores for films The Fast and the Furious, Partysaurus Rex, Go, Stealth and Oscar-award winning Monster.

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Dave Smith

Engineer and Musician, Creator of Prophet 5

Dave Smith, who visited campus to give a masterclass, is an engineer and musician who has pioneered...

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Dave Smith, who visited campus to give a masterclass, is an engineer and musician who has pioneered many groundbreaking music technologies. Smith was responsible for the first polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer, the Prophet 5, and later the multitimbral synthesizer. He is also referred to as the 'Father of MIDI' for his role in the development of MIDI, now a standard interface protocol for electronic instruments and recording/pro audio equipment.

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Leslie Ann Jones

Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound

Leslie Ann Jones, director of music recording and scoring at Skywalker Sound, visited the Valencia...

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Leslie Ann Jones, director of music recording and scoring at Skywalker Sound, visited the Valencia campus to talk to our composition and technology students about recording music for films and video games and about setting up microphones for different instruments and styles.

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Moldover

Musician, Artist, and Inventor

Musician, artist, and inventor Moldover visited our campus to take part in the innovation seminar...

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Musician, artist, and inventor Moldover visited our campus to take part in the innovation seminar with students from our Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation program. Known as the "godfather of controllerism," he spoke to our students about his recent work and the formula for the future of live-sound manipulation: Computer + Controller = The New Instrument.

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Tommy Torres

Producer, Singer, and Songwriter

Tommy Torres is an award-winning producer, singer, and songwriter from Puerto Rico. During his visit to our campus, he selected a song by alumna Vanessa Barabad ’14G,, to walk students...

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Tommy Torres is an award-winning producer, singer, and songwriter from Puerto Rico. During his visit to our campus, he selected a song by alumna Vanessa Barabad ’14G,, to walk students through the recording and production process. Torres, a Berklee alumnus himself, also talked to students about life after graduation.

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