Producer Mad Zach to share his secrets in local masterclass

Paul Bibby

Renowned music producer, performer and educator Mad Zach will team up with the SAE Creative Media Institute to deliver free electronic music masterclasses across the country during February, including at Byron SAE.

As an artist, Mad Zach has had over 20 million YouTube views, more than 10 million plays on Spotify, and has worked with the likes of Aphex Twin, Tipper, Bassnectar, G Jones, Eprom, Claude Von Stroke and Deadmau5.

Mad Zach will deliver a Masterclass in Byron next month. Image supplied

During the two-hour masterclasses participants will gain insight into how Zach has turned his passion into a globally successful

He will be sharing his trade secrets, guiding participants through the process of building an original sound pack in Ableton Live, drawing influences from hip hop, glitch, drum and bass, dub and trap, and using the pack to write a fleshed out track.

Participants will be encouraged to engage in the creative process with Zach, as well as ask questions along the way.

He will be combining the masterclass events with a national tour his third visit to Australia.

‘I love to connect with local producers in the places I travel and to share what I can, it’s always a learning experience for me too!’ he said.

‘I’m also looking forward to sharing new sounds and ideas with the local music community in Byron.’

Executive General Manager of SAE Global, Lee Aitken, said SAE was proud to host a world-leader in electronic music at locations across Australia.

‘Mad Zach is an international innovator who is doing exciting things within the music industry. We are thrilled to give audiences the opportunity to learn from and network with the world’s best.’

Mad Zach’s masterclasses will be held at the following locations:
● 6 February, SAE Byron Bay
● 10 February, SAE Sydney
● 13 February, QQQ ST (hosted by Plasma Studio)
● 18 February, SAE Brisbane
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