Design, Content Creation, Visionary (Chicago, U.S.)
Antonio Sage is a composer, multi-instrumental musician, public speaker and practiced audio technologist. A Certiﬁed Ableton Trainer of Latin American decent he has worked closely with several esteemed mentors, including private instruction with the legendary Jaco Pastorius at New York’s Bass Collective and Fine arts at The Art Student’s League of NY.
He has written and produced an extensive catalogue of music for both Warner Chappell Music Production and Emergency Music UK’s libraries. Composing in multiple languages and genres you can hear his music featured in television shows worldwide. A few examples include The Morning Show, HBO Interstitials, DR OZ Show, Jude Judy, Primer Impacto (Univision), Despierta America (Univision), America with Jorge Ramos, Sky TV (Europe), and many more.
Sage is the original Audioutlaw. The concepts behind the product line come from his endless desire to improve his studio workﬂow. Drawing from his endless curiosity he uses his computer to design these devices, the graphics and videos as well. He has basically created the Audioutlaw brand from nothing.
Programmer (Cologne Germany)
Sebastian is the guy behind Chaos Culture. Born in Cologne Germany, he grew up in a musically active family. His mother was a classical piano teacher and she named him after the German Composer Sebastian Bach. Naturally, he played the piano since a very young age. In fact, he spent most of his childhood listening to music and playing along by ear.Later, he trained with the local jazz musicians and played in bands for over a decade. Eventually, he became interested in electronic music and the aspect of sound design as the main focus instead of notes and harmonies. This led Sebastian to spend years learning and working in the Ableton Live computer music composition program. He created thousands of awful songs (that somehow received millions of views online), he decided to take it further and started studying audio engineering. That led to him working for many studios on all kinds of productions. From ghost producing, creating sample packs to award-winning film scores. The evolution of Sebastian's career led him deeper into the heart of the production process. He stated to actually create his own music making software tools in Ableton Max for Live. It turned out that he was pretty good at it. He created a few devices that were well received and even featured by Cycling'74, Sound On Sound Magazine and famous artists such as Deadmau5. One such device solved a big user request for Ableton Live 9 users. Most Ableton users from that time frame will probably recall Chaos Culture's Multiclip Editor. It became a best seller and was distributed by Isotonik Studios.
Ryan Stanley (WaveDesign)
Programmer (Jacksonville Florida U.S.)
Ryan Stanley is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, experimental sound artist, and composer from Jacksonville, Florida.
After spending most of his life involved in music, he began to perform and curate sound art shows in 2011 in his hometown. His experiences here, and the people he met in the process would eventually inspire him to experiment heavily with signal manipulation, and building instruments of his own.His vision started to take shape when he was introduced to visual programmer Wade Mathews, and he became obsessed with creating his own sound tools and effects. He started releasing those tools under the name WaveDesign. Darren Cowley from Isotonik studios recognized his talent and this lead to a distribution deal.
WaveDesign was best known for their best-selling Max for Live device "Grooveslice," a highly sought after device that provided a hands-on improvisational approach to warping and time stretching audio that was way beyond Ableton's during this time period.
In 2009 Ableton Announced Max for Live (M4L). This opened the gateway for everyday musicians to develop their own devices to enhance their studio workflow.
It was during that time that Audioutlaw founder and Ableton Certified Trainer Antonio Sage started dreaming up ideas of his own. Living in Chicago’s Lakeview and working at legendary DJ BadBoyBill’s studio, Antonio and Bill brainstormed the first concept that might help streamline a repetitive task in the modern electronic studio workflow. It was from those sessions that NoisR was born. A pulsating noise generator that would activate on playback.
Another technological piece to this puzzle came in the form of a communication platform known as Facebook Messenger. It was on Messenger that Antonio reached out to potential programmers. He eventually found Aleksandar Koruga (based in Italy). Actually, Aleksandar had purchased an item from Antonio on eBay called “Monome” and the connection was furthered on Messenger.
This collaboration would end after the release of NoisR but then a new distribution channel would come in the form of Isotonik Studios (Based in England). It was through that Max for Live collective that Darren Crowley (its founder) would introduce Antonio to Ryan Stanley of WaveDesigns (Based in Florida).
While Antonio Sage was the Conceptualizing force behind the next collaborations Ryan Stanley was the brains behind them. NoisR FX and Minis rounded out what is now called "The Noise Designer Collection". Ryan was also involved in the design of their flagship Kepler 16 Sequencer. In 2007 the team took on the challenges of creating a new Midi visualization system. A Swiss Army Knife for Midi production studios. MIA (Midi Input Assistant) was born. It took more than a year of development. During that time a new member joined the team. It was through Messenger that Darren Crowley also introduced the enigmatic Chaos Culture to Audioutlaw.
It was his new ideas that would help finalize the long awaited MIA concept. The collaboration now continues with the latest Kepler 16 Pro. A new hands on Push Integrated Sequencer!
Wait until you see what's coming up next!