Richard Devine

"Waverazor's synthesis approach is very unique in that you can splice almost any combination of multi-shape waveforms, and multiply, degrade, destroy or mutate them with a wide variety of different parameters. The sounds are very organic and interesting. I honestly can say there are some sounds I created with this instrument that I have never heard before."

Richard Devine is an Atlanta-based electronic musician and sound designer, specializing in music composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects and specialized sound design.

From his first experiments using computers for composition in the early 1990s, Devine became known for his layered and heavily processed sound. In more recent years he has remixed Aphex Twin and Mike Patton of Faith No More. Richard Devine has released six full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel and Sublight records, and has brought his musical mayhem to audiences worldwide.

Devine has been commissioned for film score work by Touchstone Pictures, collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau) on the movie Surveillance, and worked on commercials for Nike, Audi, BMW, Ford, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, McDonald's, Sprite, Spike Television network and with Konami gaming division for their Dance-Dance Revolution game. Most recently, Devine created UI Sound Design and Ambisonic Environmental Audio for Google's DayDream VR Platform. His latest album SortLave was released under his own name on Timesig/Planet-Mu Records on November 2nd 2018.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/RichardDevineMusic/
https://richarddevine.bandcamp.com/

Laura Escudé

"MOK’s Waverazor is an essential sound design tool. It creates sounds that are completely different from any other synth that I use and it’s extremely high quality. I have definitely gotten a lot of questions like, “What’s that synth?!” and I’m always happy to share, because I think all producers and sound designers should have Waverazor in their arsenal! "

Laura Escudé is an international artist, innovator, and entrepreneur with a deep understanding of complex technology, a profound passion for music and art, and a unique talent for fusing the two. Escudé’s expertise has made her one of the world’s most in-demand live show designers, crafting productions for Kanye West, Jay Z, Bon Iver, Missy Elliot, Herbie Hancock and television mega-brand American Idol.

Technology is a second language for Escudé, who in 2008 became the world’s first Ableton Certified Trainer. In 2012 she founded Electronic Creatives, using her skills to hire and train programmers and playback engineers for artists including Logic, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Big Sean, Charli XCX and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Her company has become a worldwide leader in this field, with Escudé now managing a staff of 15 top-tier professionals.

As an artist, Escudé strives to inspire through her music. She’s released myriad albums, singles and EPs under the name Alluxe, synthesizing her skills as a classically trained violinist and her prowess as an avant-garde electronic producer. Now making music under her own name, Escudé recently released the Transmute EP, her most intimate work to date, capturing the sound and feel of a woman who’s examined the darkest parts of herself and come out the other end transformed.

Links:
https://www.lauraescude.com
https://www.instagram.com/lauraescude
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4mfReLOTaMQoFv54RpEgFD

Erik Norlander

"MOK is all about innovation and non-conventional thinking. Taiho, Rob and Chris are a mighty team with the perfect complementary skill sets based on their many years in the industry. It shows in their products. Far from the "me too" products of so many other manufacturers, these guys are creating totally new tools for musicians and sound designers."

Erik Norlander is an accomplished keyboardist, composer and producer with over 40 album credits including 9 solo albums, 7 with his Rocket Scientists project, and 10 albums with vocalist wife Lana Lane. In 2018, Erik appeared on the debut album from Dukes of the Orient, a spinoff of the supergroup Asia, along with former Asia frontman, John Payne. The two co-wrote all of the album's songs and produced 2 videos. Prior to that, Erik toured with Asia Featuring John Payne for 6 years. Erik also toured extensively in the US and Europe with Last in Line featuring original Dio members Vinny Appice and Vivian Campbell.

Outside of the music world, Erik co-designed the UNO Synth analog synthesizer for IK Multimedia in 2018, carrying on the legacy of his design work on the legendary Alesis Andromeda analog synthesizer in the late 1990s. Prior to that, Erik was the first synthesizer product manager for Alesis Studio Electronics and presided over the creation of the QS series of the synthesizers, as well as the DM5 and DMPro drum modules. Erik has worked on various projects over the years for Yamaha, Waldorf, MOTU, Universal Audio, Arturia, Spectrasonics, Dave Smith Instruments and Line 6. Erik also actively works with The Bob Moog Foundation to advance the legacy of the maverick synthesizer pioneer.

Links:
https://www.eriknorlander.com
https://www.facebook.com/erik.norlander.artist.page

Alpha Quadrant

"Waverazor is the Final Frontier of new synthesis. Its design is similar to that of a Eurorack Modular synth, offering near limitless modulation possibilities, allowing the user to create sounds never before heard in this galaxy or any other. We love this synth and it's found a permanent home in our music. "

Alpha Quadrant is Casey Baldwin and Kayla Bee. This intergalactic duo’s prime directive is to create impassioned Futuresynth music for the known universe and beyond. Kayla’s holographic vocals soar effortlessly over Casey’s synthetic assimilations, creating Robowave ripples through the space-time continuum.

Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Planet Earth, Terran System), Alpha Quadrant draws influences from science fiction and fantasy, exploring how these realms often expose the challenges of humanity in sharp relief. Casey and Kayla’s live shows are set to stun, having performed alongside Cruxshadows, Das Ich, The Exploding Boy, Astari Nite, Shredder 1984, Betamaxx, Moondragon, ACP PRO, Nite, and The New Division.

Alpha Quadrant have released a subspace shredding, warp core of a self-titled EP, and subsequently launched their razor sharp digital single, "The Synthesis Principal” on stardate 2019.5. They’ve also produced strange new remixes for “Flux” by Grendel, and “Del Ctrl & Esc” by Giant Monsters On The Horizon. Casey and Kayla’s intrepid away team have been featured on Static Realms TV, the Communion After Dark Podcast, Robots With Headphones, Miami New Times, Jolt Radio, and Space Couch.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/alphaquadrantofficial/
https://alphaquadrantofficial.bandcamp.com/