Modern Music Production and Mixing Masterclasses

April 4 Livestream

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Learn how producers and mixing engineers collaborate through 2 back-to-back masterclasses. From capturing ideas and creative sound design to developing them into full songs From organizing a session, simple vocal mixing techniques, to effective mix bus processing. Join Miami-based producer ill Factor and mixing engineer Frank Socorro for an exclusive livestream.

NEW Sessions: 

• Cubase Demo: Fast Chord progression

• Yamaha Synth Demo

• Sonarworks Headphone Edition Demo

We partnered with Sonarworks to give away 5 copies of Sonarworks Headphone edition to the attendees.

This event is open to everyone. Register for free by April 3rd.

ill Factor will walk you through his step by step process of producing a song.  At the end of his session, he will share the stems with Frank Socorro who will mix the song.

You will learn...

  • How to capture great ideas and develop them into full songs

  • Sound design and shaping the sounds in your project to where you want them

  • The thought process behind the vocal production and melody choices

  • How to transition from demo to finished song

  • Communication keys for working remotely with producers/ listening to their intentions

  • Session organization tips

  • Simple vocal mixing techniques to improve clarity and intelligibility

  • Intro to Sonarworks to adjust your headphones for better mixes

Who is it for?

  • Artists

  • Musicians

  • Producers

  • Audio Engineers

  • DJs



ill Factor

Grammy-Nominated Producer

(Matisyahu, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland, Jason Derulo)

Ivan Corraliza professionally known as ill Factor has been producing music for more than fifteen years working on projects such as; Matis Y

ahu, Justin Timberlake, Skylar Grey, Ginuwine, Kelly Rowland, Kevin Rudolf, Cher, Cody Simpson, Cobra starship, Jared Evan, Jason Durelo, Jessie J, Natasha Bedinfield, Daniel Bedinfield, Groove Armada, Calvin Harris, Roisin Murphy, Howie D (Back Street Boys), Jordan Knight (New Kids On The block), Kate Moss, Songs featured on Pete Tong's BBC radio show, and that is just to name a few.

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Frank Socorro

Grammy-Nominated Engineer & Producer

(Mary J Blige, Nas, Cee-Lo)

Frank Socorro started his audio career in the early 2000's working in the Miami area recording the diverse styles that occur in a city that’s developed into the melting pot it is today. During that time an opportunity to work on a Bad Boy project put him on a fast track that led to him working with artists such as Mary J Blige, Lenny Kravitz and Lauryn Hill. Eventually he would land a position as head engineer for super producer Salaam Remi. This new position brought a wider range of projects from Nas and Cee-Lo to major motion picture work for Rush Hour and Sex and the City. Along the way came 5 GRAMMY nominations and several gold and platinum plaques. He currently operates his own studio while working with the future of audio at the SAE Miami campus.

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Blake Angelos

Product Specialist, Pro Music Division at Yamaha

Blake has 30 years of experience with both music hardware and software. He has conducted numerous presentations and master classes focused on music technology at many trade shows, music stores, colleges and churches throughout the United States Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University, managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle, and was a production supervision at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft network. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake performs as much as possible in several jazz and creative music groups at his home in the Pacific Northwest.

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Greg Ondo

Senior Technical Specialist, Steinberg

Greg Ondo is a Senior Technical Specialist for Yamaha focussing on Steinberg products for over 25 years and has done over 2,000 seminars on music technology. He has worked with many high profile clients including Microsoft, NPR, Electronic Arts, Hans Zimmer, BT, Stevie Wonder, Peter Frampton, and Phil Ramone. Greg Ondo has worked on many projects and was awarded a TEC award for his audio engineering on Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD. He has also done many online tutorials with over 4,000,000 views on YouTube.

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Maria Elisa Ayerbe

Audio Engineer 
(Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, JLo)

Maria Elisa is an audio engineer for GRAMMY and Latin Grammy nominated albums, with more than 10 years of experience in recording, mixing, music production, and audio post production. Maria Elisa worked as recording and mixing engineer at Art House Studios, founded by multi-awarded GRAMMY and Latin Grammy producer Julio Reyes Copello. Under Mr. Copello, Maria was part of the musical productions of artists such as Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, JLo, Il Divo, Diego Torres, Fonseca, Laura Pausini, Mau y Ricky Montaner, Paula Arenas, Brika, Juan Pablo Vega, Mariana Vega, among many others. As an independent audio engineer, Maria Elisa has worked for a variety of artists, producers, studios, and record labels from different musical genres such as: Kronos Quartet (CA), Nashville Symphony (TN), Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia), Heiga Studio (FL), El Ritmo Records (Colombia), Creative Caffeine Studios (TN), Fiona Records (Colombia), Pino Squillace (TN), Ben Sturgell (TN), Adam Dalton & B Sides (TN), Farina (Colombia), Gatoblanco (Colombia), Alba Triana (Colombia), New World Symphony (FL), Mirella Cesa (Ecuador), Rosa Rosa (Colombia), Emmanuel Briceño (FL), Melymel (Dominican Republic), Mozart La Para (Dominican Republic), Meli Malavasi (CA), and many others.


Livestream Schedule

Link to event will be shared before the livestream starts.

Opening Remarks

12 PM

Modern Production and Sound Design Masterclass & Q&A with ill Factor

12:10 PM

Cubase demo: Fast Chord Progression with Greg Ondo

12:55 PM

Live Mixing and Vocal Techniques Masterclass & Q&A with Frank Socorro

1:15 PM

Yamaha Synth Demo with Blake Angelos

2 PM

Partner Giveaways & closing Remarks

2:15 PM


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