David Frederick

David Frederick

Emmy-nominated and multi-award winning film and television composer, keyboard player and synthesist.

David is an award winning film and television composer, keyboard player, and synthesist. Throughout David’s career, he has proven himself to be a versatile and dynamic composer in a wide range of musical styles and genres. He has earned a reputation as an exceptional collaborator and musical storyteller, making him a top choice for Producers and Directors. David combines his broad-based musical experience, training, and a strong knowledge of contemporary sounds to easily and effectively adapt to any project.

In addition to crafting his own work as a composer and artist, David has composed music, performed with, programmed and created sounds and samples for other high profile artists, entertainers, composers and music technology companies. David attended Berklee College of Music under the Chick Corea Jazz Masters Scholarship where he studied Film Scoring and Music Synthesis. He also studied at MIT Sloan School of Management with a focus on innovation. Further, he has lectured and given masterclasses on music composition, film scoring, advertising music and jingles, cinematic and game sound design, and synthesizer programming at universities, colleges, schools, and industry forums.

Whatever your personal tastes in music, media, entertainment or popular culture, chances are good that you’ve had at least a passing acquaintance with the work of David.

Session: Using the ARP 2600 for Visual Media Scoring

With the renaissance of analog synthesizers in modern music production, this presentation will explore using analog synthesizers like the ARP 2600 to expand your compositional and sonic pallet with a focus on visual media scoring. David will provide examples and discuss topics such as compositional philosophy, sonic pallet, and the unique use of the ARP 2600 and other analog synthesizers to enhance your compositions, stand out, and enhance your sound. David will also discuss the application and understanding of the fundamentals of synthesis for the composer and sound designer: wave forms, filters, and envelopes, presets versus programming, real vs. clone, VST’s, best practices, and more! The objective of this presentation is to inspire and enable visual media composers, musicians, and producers to embrace the ARP 2600 and other analog synthesizers in a broader more creative and inspirational manner. If you love the ARP 2600, create music for digital and visual media, or compose modern music, this presentation is for you!

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 29th 10:00am

Room: Pasadena