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CERTIFIED NATIVE SPECIALISTSWith more than 50 Certified Native Specialists throughout the world, this global team of highly skilled educators helps achieve Native’s goal of making music creation accessible to everyone through videos, teaching, and connecting with our users.
BRIAN KEDZORSKI - US
Brian Kedzorski (•BK•) is an SF-based DJ/Producer/Musician who has been playing and making music since the early 00s. He is a TRAKTOR expert and uses MASCHINE and KOMPLETE products on all of his production work. He’s interested in making all styles of music and loves connecting with new collaborators!
ERIC BRODY - US
New York City resident Eric Brody, aka Sol Aire, has led a career in the music industry of over ten years. Eric’s sound features soulful grooves and luscious atmospheres. In addition to creating original productions, audio engineering, and DJing, Eric is known for his exclusive use of Native Instruments MASCHINE to generate and perform his instrumental material.
ENDO - US
ENDO has toured the world as a DJ for the past two decades, playing House & Techno. As a Certified Native Specialist, he trains some of the worlds top DJs on TRAKTOR & teaches his class "Learn To DJ with Traktor" for Berklee Online.
JOHN RAKE - US
John Rake is a composer, musician, and producer based in Detroit, Michigan. His music has been performed by the Detroit Chamber Orchestra, Prague Metropolitan Orchestra and Beijing Guitar Duo and has been placed in films, video games and libraries with placements on Hulu. John specializes in KOMPLETE and MASCHINE products for Native Instruments.
DAVID CLARKE - UK
D.A.V.E. has been DJing for nearly three decades. gracing the stage with his blend of Jungle, DnB & Liquid. He is a certified Native Instruments Specialist in the UK for TRAKTOR & MASCHINE and combining it with Ableton and Logic. He makes courses for different companies, most notably Point Blank, ASDR and Crossfader.
MATT CELLITTI - US
Matt has been a Native Instruments Product Specialist since 2007. During this time he has trained countless people for NI's retail partners and public workshops. Matt has created Maschine and Komplete curriculum for leading schools like Dubspot and Ask Audio as well as creating several hundred tutorial videos for NI products.
PETER ARGYROPOULOS - CANADA
Peter is a Jazz and classically trained musician with an education in broadcast and audio engineering. As a DJ and producer his passion for new creation techniques, music education and technical production has drawn him to NI’s world of digital music creation. Peter focuses on sound design, house, electronica and specializes in TRAKTOR, MASCHINE and KOMPLETE.
SHAREEF (AZTEKNIQUE AKA TEKMASCHINE) ISLAM - US
Shareef (TekMaschine) Islam has spent the last three decades producing and mixing Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, House, Dance Hall music and composing for film and TV. He’s proficient in Ableton, Cubase, Studio One, Pro Tools Certified Apple Trainer for Logic, and is a Certified Native Specialists for KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, hardware and software.
EVE HORNE - UK
London based Eve Horne has spent the last 20 years in the music industry as a singer, songwriter and producer with influences in RnB and Pop. She studied at the B.R.I.T School signed to Polydor and EMI as an artist and founded Peak Music UK. She is proficient in Logic, and is a Certified Native Specialist for KOMPLETE, MASCHINE, hardware and software.
JAMES PECK - CANADA
Memorecks is a hip-hop producer and composer from Toronto, Canada. Since 2007, he has been releasing instrumental albums as well as writing for artists and TV commercials. Creator of the renowned “VHS” audio effect for REAKTOR, and proficient in Ableton, MASCHINE and all other drum machines and samplers.
MATT LARA (MATNETIK) - US
With over 10 years of production and songwriting, Matt Lara “Matnetik” pushes the boundaries on the multi-genre sound. With expert knowledge throughout the NI ecosystem, Ableton, and Logic Pro X, Matt creates sounds from glitch-hop and funky live electronic music to pop, hip-hop, and orchestral scores for movie trailers.
JOSHUA HELTON - US
For over a decade Joshua has been an evangelist for Native Instruments working as a Certified Product Specialist with over 25 years of experience as a DJ/Promoter. Whether it is sharing tips and tricks with fellow DJ/producers, teaching students, or supporting A-List artists, his passion and enthusiasm for helping people get the most out of their tools for playing/making music shines through in spades.
GABRIEL FERRER - US
Gabriel Ferrer aka Gato, a lover of the arts, in 2004 started working at Native Instruments, presently a Product Specialist, but previously a lead support agent, a trainer for staff and VIP artists internationally. Native Instruments Maschine Instructor at Point Blank Music School. Gabriel specializes in all MASCHINE, KOMPLETE, and TRAKTOR products.
ALEX SONNENFELD - DE
Berlin resident and turntablist Alex Sonnenfeld is known for his music theory for advanced DJing which he's been teaching at music universities all over the globe. After having worked as a guest professor for the Qbert Skratch Universities in San Francisco became the organizer of the Sample Music Festival in Germany. Alex is a passionate turntablist using the TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 alongside his MASCHINE with its custom mapping for TRAKTOR PRO 3.
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