I am a producer, artist, teacher, educator, administrator, tech, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, and aikidō karate student in Los Angeles, CA.
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I am the producer, performer, and songwriter under the name Daiza.
My live performance set consists of live MIDI and audio controlling through Ableton and various pieces of gear such as the Push 2, Novation Launchpad and Sensel Morph and soft synths like Omnisphere and Wavetable while singing and playing guitar.
Daiza self established the summer of 2016 and has released 7 singles: "Hands" "Over Again" "Realize" "Manners" "Metal Mouth" "Crying Blanks" and "Here." My next release will be followed by my debut album.
September 20, 2019
September 24, 2019
September 28, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 13, 2018
Previously heard on Radio Seagull, Sound Machine Radio, SDC RadioWorks, Pirate Radio WKKC-DB, and LHMPR Radio.
April 13, 2018
December 24, 2017
September 17, 2017
April 5, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 18, 2017
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Beats By Girlz
Beats By Girlz is a non-traditional, creative and educational music technology curriculum, collective, and community template designed to empower females to engage with music technology. We provide young women with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest (and ultimately their ability to pursue career opportunities) in music production, composition and engineering. We are working towards gender equity in a field where women are highly underrepresented and strive to help other groups mobilize and create similar change in their own communities.
Communication Director and Co-Chair of Chapter Development
August 2017 - Present
With BBG founder and Associate Professor at The Berklee College of Music, Erin Barra-Jean, along with Christin Light, we manage six chapter across the US (New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Minneapolis) and are growing rapidly. I work with enlisting new chapters and handle inquiries from across the world.
Teacher and Curriculum Development and Design
August 2017 - Present
I teach the BBG LA chapter hosted at artworxLA. We use Ableton Live and the Push in class and provide young women with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest and skills in music production, composition, engineering, etc. Our Level 1 curriculum covers MIDI, audio, recording, sequencing, sampling, warping, and other musical and technical skills.
Recently, I've had the pleasure of working alongside Erin Barra and other board members of Beats By Girlz to develop advanced curriculum for Level 2 - Sampling and DSP. Topics include mixing, remixing, vocoders, field recording and deeper discussions regarding warping, sampling, audio<>MDI and more musical and technical skills.
In order to keep BBG free for adolescent youth, we host and sell seats to Beats By Ladiez workshops where I teach Ableton focused curriculum to those 18+. In Los Angeles, I have developed and taught these lessons over topics such as Live Performance Essentials and Basics in Ableton Live.
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Live Show Design & Playback Engineer
As an experienced performer and troubleshooter, I frequently program and design Ableton Live sets for artists, musicians, songwriters and music tech companies to demo products. One of my favorite moments is helping others develop the skill set to construct and practice the next iteration of their live show.
I have performed, tech'd and musical directed live shows for various artists and have programmed live sets for music equipment manufactures as an artist, producer and musician. My niche skills allow me to equip other songwriters, musicians and bands with the same tools and guidance to execute their live shows on their own.
Ableton Live Programmer, Tech and Consultant
Artists include: Imogen Heap, Common, KYLE, Madame Gandhi, Ezi, Angela Sheik,
ELEM, Maddie Jay, WITHIN, Kayla Jacobs
Companies include: Mellotron, Sensel, Strange Electronic, iZotope
Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro
Live sound / FOH mix engineer
Playback engineer / IEM engineer
Avid S6, D-Command, Yamaha O2R
Sound design and MIDI programming
Songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, artist
Show programming and design
Kontakt, Massive, FM8, Absynth, Omnisphere
Final Cut Pro, iMovie, DaVinci Resolve
Finale Music Notation 2013 and 2014
Berklee College of Music
Dual Bachelors degree in Contemporary Writing & Production and Electronic Production & Design
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Teacher & Educator
Beat Lab Academy
Along with teaching Beats By Girlz weekly, I also teach classes and private lessons at Beat Lab Academy in Eagle Rock, CA. Beat Lab is an electronic music production school offering beginner to advanced music production courses in a comprehensive 6- month certification program through Ableton Certified Trainer, Yeuda Ben-Atar 's curriculum.
Music Theory/Advanced Harmony
With the release of Ableton Live 10, I have been able to help update the curriculum. I have also had the pleasure of teaching several workshops at Beat Lab including, Beats By Ladiez workshops.
Live performance design and audio technology consulting
One-on-one private training
Online instruction and distant learning
Group workshops and specialized master classes
Live performance and DJ training
Studio engineering and audio production
Instrument and Effects programming
Social Media Coordinator
I have worked on website design, social media management and marketing for numerous incredible organizations and people.
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During my time in college as Visual Media Director at the BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network), I filmed and edited over 175 live performances with artist such as Kaki King, Andra Day, Colin Hay, Emily King and David Ryan Harris. Since, I have worked as a videographer for various artists, companies and organizations including creating and developing the series Mellotron Home Tapes.