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.

Come learn about existing tools, and invent new ones, at our first-ever Hip-Hop Hacks: Music Production! Presented by Monthly Music Hackathon and #HipHopHacks at Long Island University’s downtown Brooklyn production studios. RSVP here.

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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11:30 AM – Doors open
12:00 PM– Intro with Kenyatta Beasley and Tony Dofat of LIU Media Arts – Subway Space
1:00 PM– Snacks, Groups Form and Brainstorm – Subway Space
1:30 PM – Workshop Block I – Details below

Independent Hacking – Subway Space

Publishing Panel – Sanford
Moderator: Kenyatta Beasley
Diana Aiken Scarfo,  Manager, Creative Services, SESAC
Travis McFetridge,  President & CEO, Great South Bay Music Group, Inc.
Anthony Morgan, A&R, Water Music Publishing & Water Entertainment Group

Python MC – HS 107
Richard Achee, Google

Mixing – Studio C
Josh Giunta, Head GSG Studio

Sonic Pi – Midi Studio
Liam Baum

3:00 PM – Snack Break

3:30 PM – Workshop Block II – Details below

Independent Hacking – Subway Space

Pushing Buttons Collective Production Cypher – Sanford
Beats Austin
Paze Infinite
Nothing Neue
Ment Plus
John Robinson

Real News, Dope Beats: The Making of the News Beat Podcast – HS107
Manny Faces
Silent Knight
Christopher Twarowski

EQ – Studio C
Kenyatta Beasley

Sampling – Midi Studio
Tony Dofat

6:00 PM – Concert of music and/or production tools that participants created during the hackathon


Kenyatta Beasley, Long Island University, Brooklyn
Adam November
Jason Sigal, Monthly Music Hackathon

Art work by Adam November

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