SKT Summit 2022 SKT Summit 2022

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Opening Keynote: Nova Wav
Nova Wav
Nova Wav
Songwriting/Production Duo • Beyonce • Jay Z • Rihanna • Ariana Grande • DJ Khaled • Kehlani • H.E.R. & More ➕➕
Emily Lazar
Emily Lazar
The Lodge, GRAMMY-winning mastering engineer

Friday, August 12, 2022

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More Ear Candy
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Dresage (Keeley Bumford)
Artist, Producer, Composer

So, your song is all baked and almost release ready but it’s missing a little something…

Like sprinkles on ice cream, ear candy elevates a track by creating unexpected yet exciting moments that give depth to the production and arrangement. In this session, Dresage will show you the different ways she uses to create a dynamic track through automation, creative sample processing and effective ear candy sprinkling. Get your production sweet tooth on! 

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The World Is Your Sample Pack
Chrissy Tignor (Data Child)
Chrissy Tignor (Data Child)
Audio engineer, Producer, Educator, Writer and Musician

What’s more unique than making music out of the sounds from your own sonic world? Using everyday items and pre-existing sonic spaces, you can create a unique palette of colors and textures that no other producer has access to. This session will focus on how you can spice up your sounds with field recordings.

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Get That Lo-Fi Vibe
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Little Monarch (Casey Kalmenson)
Artist, writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist & educator

While the LoFi vibe sounds easy and accessible to listeners, recreating it is a whole different story. Between nailing the cross-genre referencing to tastefully curating a nostalgic feeling, capturing that low-fidelity production is a uniquely creative process.

In this session, Little Monarch will show you her tips and tricks on how to nail that  dusty vinyl vibe from both a songwriting and production perspective. 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

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“Why is my mix not radio ready … yet?”
Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers
Producer, Engineer & Mixer

Have you ever asked yourself this question and struggled to describe why your mix is not ‘there’ yet? 

Before we even get started with exploring mixing techniques, we need to first talk about Technical Ear Training. It is crucial (and handy) to train your ears to not only identify frequency ranges, but also develop the right vocabulary to describe sound (aka … the issues). In this session, we will focus on how to develop core listening skills for mixing, and the tools to get these muscles in shape.

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Holy Trinity Pt. I: Compression, Side-Chaining, and De-essers
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

We know it’s all about creating space in your mix, but what are some of the essential techniques to achieve this?  You know … the foundation to making your beat groovier … or accentuating that pumping sensation in your song. You don't want to miss out on these simple, yet extremely effective and handy tools to Marie Kondo the space in your mix … well sonically at least.

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"Why should I know about spatial audio?"
Marcela Rada
Marcela Rada
Audio recording, editing, mixing, and mastering engineer

Is Spatial Audio the new stereo? I mean, we’ve heard the hype around it, but do we REALLY understand it? And more importantly, how can you, a songwriter, producer and/or content creator use it to take your music to the next level? After this session, not only will you have a solid understanding on Spatial Audio, but also on how to use it as a tool to explore a whole new dimension for your art. *wink wink* 3D *wink*

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Holy Trinity Pt. II: Overdrive, Distortion, Saturation
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Sound designer, composer, recording engineer, and educator

Do you know the difference between an Overdrive, Distortion, and a Saturator? In this masterclass, we will explore using these effects in unconventional ways! You will learn interesting techniques to thicken and add warmth to your sound using the appropriate FX. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

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How To Keep Your Crowd Moving (with Femme House)

As a DJ/ live performer, you can’t put together a setlist without considering one of the most important factors: your crowd and what they want. From curating your setlist to strategically designing your transitions, how do you get the crowd moving? In this session, not only will our panelists share the different techniques and tricks that they use in their live shows, we will also explore the ultimate art of reading and reacting to the audience.

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How To Produce The Perfect Vocals EVERYTIME
Suzy Shinn
Suzy Shinn
2 x GRAMMY-nominated recording engineer, songwriter and producer • Alicia Keys • Dua Lipa • Fall Out Boy • Sia • Katy Perry • Panic! At The Disco + more

In this session, Suzy will show how she produces the perfect vocals featuring when working with iconic artists: Dua Lipa, Weezer and more. Whether you want to create a vocal-centric track or just add some energy to the background, a little vocal layering and harmonic movement will go a long way. In this session, you will learn Suzy's tips and techniques to produce perfect chart topping vocals.

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Show Me Your Deck
ill-ēsha
ill-ēsha
Producer, Sound Designer, Artist, DJ, Educator
Space Sluts
Space Sluts
Producer, Live Performer, Artist

It’s true! It’s not about the size, it’s how you use it. But aren’t we all curious about what the pros are using to elevate their production/ performance/ creative flow? In this session, we will look at our presenters’ set ups, and how you can reference their decks to optimize your own! 

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From Studio To Stage
Bad Snacks
Bad Snacks
Beatmaker, Artist & Multi-instrumentalist

From studio to stage! We all love an exciting live rendition of our favorite songs, but how do we spice things up live while keeping the essence of the song? More importantly, how do we determine which parts to keep and which parts to skip? In this session, we will go through things that you would and could do live that may not be in the studio version and how to make those decisions. 

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What In The Multiverse are Music NFTs?

Have you been wondering what it takes to create a Music NFT? Tune into this discussion panel of gender expansive community builders and advocates for independent artists in Web3. 


In this 1 hour discussion panel on the summit’s closing day, where we’ll dive into the basics of Web3, the advantages of Music NFTs for artists, and how building an independent artist career on Web3 is different from the current music business/label model. 


Join Latin Music Industry veteran Stephanie Guerrero (@steph_guerrero), Web3 Community Architect Nikki Bean (@nikbean_eth), Queer Music Producer and Technologist Blaire Michael (@blairexyz) tuning in virtually, with psychedelic songstress JEM from @ZORAEngineering hosting live from Power Station NYC!

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International Live Beat Challenge

International Live Beat Challenge is a unique hybrid platform cofounded by artists & technologists Matt Black (Ninja Tune/Coldcut) and ill-esha, supporting and
growing a community for inclusive & diverse collaboration through music technology. Our vision is to build a global community of music creators that overlaps genres, generations and realities.