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SCL NY Seminar: KONTAKT w/David Das


The SCL in NY Presents:
(President, The Academy of Scoring Arts)
Native Instruments' Kontakt has emerged as one of the foremost software samplers and compositional tools in today's music production world.  Join us as prolific composer/producer David Das leads a workshop that will discuss everything from Kontakt basics (instrument edit mode, mapping, modulators, etc), setting up templates, and exploring the wide world of sample libraries currently being developed for the platform.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: A Composer's Guide to KONTAKT - David Das David Das  David Das is a prolific composer, music producer, and songwriter based on Los Angeles. His experience covers the range from feature films, TV shows, cartoons, commercials, trailers, and other media work, over to modern music production, choral and orchestral writing/arranging, and more. He has worked on projects for Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, DirecTV, Dreamworks, Fremantle, Intel, BBDO, HBO, PBS, TLC, Telemundo, Weight Watchers, Coca Cola, Hal Leonard, and many others. He has composed music for dozens of TV shows, scored films (such as Lionsgate’s feature thriller The Appearing and the upcoming drama Trafficked), and written and produced songs for numerous pop, rock, R&B, soul, and indie artists.

With a background in pop and jazz but schooled in the classical tradition, David has lived and studied all over the world, including the U.S., England, Italy, and Singapore. He earned his degree in classical piano and conducting from the University of North Texas, and during that time was a member of the award-winning Jazz Singers. Later seasons in both Nashville and in his current home of Los Angeles brought opportunities to tour as a keyboard player, arranger, producer and musical director for such diverse artists as Grammy-winning singer Rebecca St. James, American Idol superstar Katharine McPhee, Rachael Yamagata, Mark Ballas, Israel Houghton, The Voice’s Amber Carrington, Ginny Owens, Margaret Becker, Rachael Lampa, Tori Kelly, Bryan Duncan, Ryan Farish, and many others. His television writing includes theme music for Nick Jr’s Parental Discretion, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, The Young Icons, and additional music for dozens of shows ranging from the animated Dreamworks series VeggieTales in the House, American Idol, Amish Mafia, FOX Football Daily, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, HBO’s Homeland, Pawn Stars, Say Yes to the Dress, The Sing-Off, So You Think You Can Dance, and many more. He also does sound design work for Big Fish Audio, MOTU, and Native Instruments.

He serves as President of the Academy of Scoring Arts, and is also actively involved with the Society of Composers and Lyricists, BMI, Television Academy (Emmys), and the Production Music Association.



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$20 for Non-member college STUDENTS with valid student I.D.



THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.

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