Hip-hop hacks everything, including music production. Audio production tools revolutionize the way we create music, from sound design, Foley and film scoring to MIDI, mics, DJ software and samplers. Attendees will  learn about existing tools and invent new ones. The day will include hands-on workshops at LIU’s production studios.

Invited guest workshop leaders and mentors are :

  • ​​​Richard Achee,​ Google​ – Python MC​ Workshop
  • Kenyatta Beasley, Director, Audio Production at Long Island University
  • “Bassy” Bob Brockmann ​- Mixing Workshop
  • Tony Dofat, Professor, Audio Production at Long Island University – Sampling Workshop
  • ​Jamie Ehrenfeld and CORE Fellows – CORE Music NYC Workshop
  • Manny Faces and US News Beat Podcast team – Real News, Dope Beats: The Making of the News Beat Podcast
  • Abhita Austin and Pushing Buttons Collective​ – Producers Cipher​

Tentative Schedule

11:30 – Doors open
12:00 – Intro and talks by invited guests
1:00 – Snacks, Groups Form & Brainstorm
1:30 – Workshops*
3:00 – Snack Break
3:30 – Workshops*
6:00 – Concert of music and/or production tools that participants created during the hackathon

Date and Time

Sat, May 19, 2018
11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
FREE – all are welcome (with RSVP)


Long Island University
1 University Plaza (LLC Building)
Brooklyn, NY 11205
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*The day will include multiple hands-on workshops at LIU’s production studios. We’ll announce the workshops and open up separate RSVP’s by May 9th. RSVP for general admission now, and stay tuned for updates!


art by Adam November

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