Scotty Hard

Specialization: Recording, Mixing | Mixing the Hard Way, Beyond the Beat

In the summer of 1988, Scotty Hard, a native of Vancouver, Canada, heard the first rebellious wails of saxaphone on P.E.’s “Rebel Without A Pause,” permanently altering his destiny.

Honeychild Coleman

Specialization: History, Culture | The Ghost Program

Kentuckian Honeychild Coleman has toured as guitarist for The Slits, recorded/performed vocals with Mad Professor, Death Comet Crew, and many others.

Val Jeanty

Specialization: Performance, Ear Training | Ear, The Ghost Program

Val-Inc (Val Jeanty) is a Haitian-born composer, percussionist and turntablist, who uses technology to lead listeners into her dream- like expressionism of Afro-Creole and “Afro- Electronica®” compositions.

Prince Paul

Specialization: Production | The Ghost Program, Beyond the Beat

Paul began his career as a DJ for Stetsasonic. Since then he has worked on albums by Boogie Down Productions, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane and 3rd Bass, among others.

HPRIZM

Specialization: Production, Sampling, Vocals | The Ghost Program, Art of the Sound Clash

HPrizm is known for “Evoking images of Sun Ra and Afrika Bambatta at once (Jesse Sewer XL8R magazine). As the founding member of the critically acclaimed Antipop Consortium, Prizm has consistently challenged the boundaries of traditional hip-hop, winning the praise of taste makers across the globe.

Douglas Murray

Specialization: Sound Design and Mixing for Picture | Sound Design Career Development Program

Douglas Murray is a supervising sound editor, sound designer and sound mixer for feature films and sometimes television, principally at Skywalker Sound. He has won an Emmy for Hemingway and Gellhorn and a Golden Reel for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Michele Darling

Specialization: Sound For Children’s Media

Michele Darling is a sound designer, composer, and recording engineer who works in children’s television, games, apps, podcasts, and toys. She is also currently part of the Ableton sound design team.

AGF

Antye Greie-Rippati

Specialization: Production, Apps, Processing, Vocals | Voice, content, and Digital Processing, The Ghost Program

AGF was raised in East Germany and resides in Finland. She is a vocalist, digital songwriter, producer, performer, e-poet, calligrapher, digital media artist. In the last decade Greie released 20 full length records and played over 300 live performances worldwide.

Randall Dunn

Specialization: Recording, Mixing | The Ghost Program

Randall Dunn is a prolific American record producer, engineer, keyboardist, and founding member of the Master Musicians of Bukkake.

Todd Reynolds

Specialization: Performance, Arranging, Orchestration | Orchestration, The Ghost Program

Todd Reynolds is an American violinist, composer, and conductor well known for his work with amplified violin and electronics.

Juma Sultan

Specialization: Production, Performance | The Ghost Program

Juma Sultan is a legendary musician, producer, educator and activist whom has collaborated with such luminary artists as Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Simmons, Archie Shepp, Pharaoh Sanders, James “Blood” Ullmer, Dave Burell, Sam Rivers and many more.

Creature

Specialization: Guerilla Marketing Techniques | The Ghost Program

From Corona Queens, NY, Creature is an emcee, published author, and innovator of street salesmanship.

Ray Archie

Specialization: Technology and Business

Ray Archie is the CEO and co-Founder of MixLuv, Inc. &  Music is My First Language and is infinitely the musicians advocate. It comes from the heart as Ray is also a musician who plays cello, bass, & piano and has performed internationally with Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson-Thomas, LSO, SF Symphony orchestra, & many others. 

Max Glazer

Specialization: DJ, Promotion, Production | The Ghost Program

One of the most versatile DJs on the New York club scene, Dj Max Glazer has been the tour DJ for many international acts, such as Rihanna, Baby Cham and Chronixx to name a few.

Akin Adams

Specialization: Sound System Design

Akin Adams is an artist, writer, multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, engineer, and sound system designer.

Moldover

Specialization: Instrument Building | Art of the Sound Clash

Hailed by over 1,000,000 YouTube viewers as “The Godfather of Controllerism”, Moldover is a new breed of music icon.

Starkey

Starkey

Specialization: Label Management, Contracts | Music Business

Starkey has released music on various labels across the globe including Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, Smog and the labels he’s co-owner of Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey Records.

DaveQ

Specialization: Marketing | The Ghost Program

Dave Q is the founder and resident DJ of Dub War NYC, the US’s original dubstep party. He has played at London’s seminal DMZ night and many of the leading dubstep events around the US.

DANNY BLUME

Specialization: Recording, Mixing | The Ghost Program

Danny grew up in Ohio surrounded by musicians playing, singing, and stomping feet. Acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, dobro, mandolin, bass, and plenty of vocal harmony. At age 8 he heard the Beatles, put down his fiddle, picked up a guitar, and never looked back.

Ed Primeau

Guest Mentor
Specialization: Audio Forensics | Sound Design Career Development Program

Ed’s forensic philosophy is that authentication and clarification of audio/video media combines art as well as science. The methods that he uses require attention to detail and scientific principles, complemented by an appreciation for clarity and aesthetics.

Paul Geluso

Guest Mentor
Specialization: Mixing for Surround | Sound Design Career Development Program

Paul Geluso’s work focuses on the theoretical, practical and artistic aspects of sound recording and reproduction. He is a sound recordist, mixer, and engineer who collaborates with musicians and media artists using sound as a creative medium.

Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum

Guest Mentor
Specialization: Performance, Beat Creation | Art of the Sound Clash

Relocating to Berlin for a few years, Machinedrum maintained a steady flow of releases including the Alarmaa and SXLND EPs with LuckyMe and the critically-acclaimed Room(s) LP on Planet Mu Records, a fresh new exploration of juke, jungle, and drum&bass that garnered high praise across the music world.

Mary Anne Hobbs

Guest Mentor
Specialization: Broadcast Mediums | The Ghost Program

Mary Anne Hobbs is an English DJ and music journalist from Garstang, Lancashire, United Kingdom. She currently hosts the BBC 6 Music Weekend Breakfast shows, Saturday and Sunday 7-10am, and her 6 Music Recommends show, Wednesday night into Thursday morning 12midnight – 1am.