BTW 2022 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
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Author/musician Craig Anderton is an internationally recognized authority on musical technology. He has authored over 35 books, mastered hundreds of tracks, played on or produced over 20 albums, played Carnegie Hall, written over 1,000 articles for magazines like Guitar Player, Keyboard, Sound on Sound, Electronic Musician, Pro Sound News, Mix, and several international publications, as well as lectured on technology and the arts in 38 US states, 10 countries, and in 3 languages. He co-founded Electronic Musician magazine and has also consulted to leading companies like Gibson, Microsoft, Steinberg, Roland, Acoustica, E-Mu, Peavey, Alesis, Akai Professional, Native Instruments, Cakewalk, Ableton, Avid, and literally dozens more.
His musical career started with appearing on Swiss TV when he was 9 years old, and includes three years of touring and recording with the group Mandrake in the 60s, doing session work in the 70s, producing a string of classical and other instrumental records in the 80s and 90s, and at the turn of the century, playing with German electronic group Rei$$dorf Force and guesting with Air Liquide. A frequent collaborator with Public Enemy bandleader Brian Hardgroove, they've worked on several production projects as well as the "power duo" EV2, with Brian on drums and Craig on Gibson's HD6X digital guitar. He still does rare appearances as an EDM solo artist.
After a 4.5 year stint at Gibson (which was only supposed to last a year, but you know how it is), Craig is back to his former gig of consulting to companies, doing workshops, and writing books. More books in the Musician's Guide to Home Recording series (published by Hal Leonard) will drop in 2019, and he'll be following up his 2018 music video project, Joie De Vivre, with more music and videos on his YouTube channel.
Fett is an independent music producer and engineer, author, music career coach, co-founder of the Azalea Music Group in Nashville, and recording/mixing engineer for the 2015 Australian #1 Country Album: Jason Owen's Friday Night. He helps artists and songwriters reach their fullest sonic and emotional impact with the recordings he produces, and also teaches them how to do it themselves. Fett is the author of the popular book Fett's Mixing Roadmap: A Step-by-step Guide To Mixing Music In The Studio and host of the popular MixingMastery.com online video course. He is the former Technology Editor for Performing Songwriter magazine, and occasional journalist for CMA Close Up, Drum! and Keyboard magazines. His diverse list of clients includes Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuosos Tommy Emmanuel and Muriel Anderson.
Nancy Moran is an experienced recording artist, touring singer/songwriter, and artist development coach. The co-founder of Azalea Music Group in Nashville, she teaches artists, writers, composers, and aspiring music moguls how to design, develop, and pursue their own authentic (and profitable) music careers. As an independent artist she released four solo CDs. She also released two CDs and toured nationally as a member of the musical comedy troupe The Four Bitchin' Babes. After playing everything from bars to performing arts centers for over two decades, she created UltimateBookingAndTouring.com where she teaches online to touring musicians worldwide.
Steve Banik (DJ STACKTRACE) is a Madison-based musician and producer/DJ with over 20 years of experience in studio and live performance.
Originally from South Bend Indiana, Steve began production and DJ work in 1993 crafting songs for rappers Q-Swon and Jae Ellis and gospel recording artist Stephen Day. As a DJ, he was a semi-finalist in the B96 WBBM-FM Mixmaster Search, a leading Rhythmic Top 40 station in Chicago.
From 2003 - 2006, Steve was based in Nashville and was the touring keyboard player for several major label recording artists including Brian McComas (Disney Music Group's Lyric Street Records), Julie Roberts (Mercury Records, a division of UMG) and Chris Cagle (Capitol Records, a division of UMG.) During these tours he opened for multi platinum country music trio Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street.) By 2006, Steve had performed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, the 38th Annual Country Music Awards and The Grand Ole Opry.
In addition to his touring experience, he has produced music for Wiz Khalifa, Do or Die feat. Rick Ross, Emilio Rojas, Ted Park and others. He recently collaborated with platinum producer DJ Pain1 on "All Natural Vol. 1", a sounds.com loop and sample kit made exclusively for Native Instruments. In 2013, with more than 5 million YouTube views, his "90's Hip Hop Mix #1" was the most popular classic hip hop mix on that platform.
Steve is the founder and owner of Stacktrace Music LLC, a music production, performance and licensing company.
Known for his production on Young Jeezy’s platinum-selling album The Recession, producer Pacal "DJ Pain 1" Bayley stays busy. His journey started in the late 90’s while cultivating hip-hop sensibilities through visual art, DJing, and beat-making. He balanced a career in youth service/teaching with creating music, oftentimes marrying the two - he co-founded the first hip-hop performing arts program housed in an institute of higher education in Madison. Once he decided to focus on his production career, his resume quickly grew to include both legendary hip-hop acts (such as Public Enemy, Nas) as well as contemporary hit-makers (including Lil Baby, Pooh Shiesty). He has also garnered attention for his online video series on production and music business know-how. @djpain1 all social media.
Derrick Holt is an accomplished Audio Professional & Consultant who teaches youth how to create digital music, podcasts, etc. An experienced producer and certified recording engineer, Derrick aka DSCRIBE, also has a strong presence in the Milwaukee music scene. Because of his experience and education, Derrick plays an important role in mentoring and ushering in the new generation of Wisconsin digital artists!