Joe Solo is a composer, producer, and songwriter for his own company Solo Productions, Inc. Previously, he served as a composer for BMG’s Killer Tracks, Fox Sports, and worked as a songwriter/composer for Paramount’s Famous Music Publishing. Solo also co-wrote two hit songs, “Sweet Baby” and “Glad You’re Here”, with Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray, and is currently working on a song for her new album to be released in 2010.
Michael Elsner’s professional career began in 1998 when he moved to Nashville,TN. He began working on projects with such artists as Michael McDonald, Sixpence None The Richer, and Jon Anderson from YES to name just a few. Since June of 2003, Michael Elsner has been living in Los Angeles, CA, where he have played on sessions for Miramax Films, Chrysalis Music Publishing, and various television, album and film projects. Select examples of these include the Ella Enchanted soundtrack, The Ex List, The Young & The Restless, and The Bold & the Beautiful Elsner’s songs have been placed in various television shows and commercials, including High School Musical 2, Hannah Montana, CBS’s Cold Case, Beyond the Break, ABC’s ‘TV’s All-Time Funniest,’ History Channel’s ‘Modern Marvels,’ Baywatch, ESPN, as well as commercials for Audi, Mazda and Rent Way.
James Bernard has a long and critically well-received career in the music industry, as the Artist Relations Manger, Sound Designer and Lead Demonstrator for Propellerhead. James has several record releases to his credit under many monikers: starting with1993’s Influx on Sapho records; his first ambient album, Atmospherics in 1994 on the UK label Rising High; on TVT/Wax Trax Records (including a track as Expansion Union on the gold selling BLADE movie soundtrack), Isophlux Records (as Influx and Protocol), Analog Records (as Influx), BML Records (as Influx). James is currently on the Three Sixty Records label.
Gerry Bassermann is Propellerheads’ Director of North American Markets and an accomplished musician. He holds several degrees in music composition and performance and currently owns and operates OpusNine (a project studio in the San Francisco Bay area). For over twenty years, he has worked for many prominent music companies, as a product designer, demonstrator and musical consultant.
Peff (aka Kurt Kurasaki), author of Power Tools for Reason 3.0, is a noted Reason user with credits in Keyboard and Computer Music Magazines. He also works with Propellerhead Software as a sound designer and tutorial developer. Known as Peff throughout the Online ReBirth and Reason Communities, Kurt is one of the originators of ReBirth Mods.
Matt Piper, author of Reason 4 Ignite, is Line 6‘s Propellerhead Product Specialist. Matt is an accomplished musician who makes innovative use of Propellerhead software for music production as well as for live performances with improvisational groups and DJ‘s in the thriving underground electronic music scene in Los Angeles.