Authors

Ari is Global Editorial Content Manager for Roland. He lives in Seattle with his wife and dog and enjoys the woods, rain, and coffee of his region.

Arielle Silver is an LA-based singer-songwriter, literary writer, and yoga teacher. She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. Her latest album, A Thousand Tiny Torches, is out now.

Heywood is a lifelong Californian who now splits time between Los Angeles and the high desert. He is co-founder of the record label Chain Letter Collective and founded Chain Letter Press as a publishing home for both his creative output and copywriting. He lives with his spouse and their dog, Scully.

Charles “BLVK Samurai” Burchell is a music producer, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, and educator from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Daniel lives in Los Angeles and is a Product Manager at Roland Corporation. When he isn't giving tutorials or leading workshops, you can find him spinning at venues around Southern California.

David is Music Marketing Leader for Roland Australia. Through his experience as a radio programmer and DJ, he brings quick thinking and instinctive market knowledge to build strong connections.

Evan's work has appeared in a host of print and online publications, including Rolling Stone, Wired, The Fader, and Tenderly.

Francis Preve is one of the synthesizer industry’s most prolific sound designers. He has years of experience in audio production, synthesizer architectures and applications, UI/UX design, journalism, public speaking, and college-level instruction. Find out more at francispreve.com.

Gino Sorcinelli is the writer, creator, and editor of Micro-Chop, a Substack newsletter that dissects beatmaking, DJing, music production, rapping, and sampling. His articles have appeared on Ableton, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, Passion of the Weiss, Red Bull Music Academy, and Reverb.

Greg Phillips is the editor of Australia’s longest-running musician magazine, Australian Musician. Greg has also worked as a freelance music writer for publications such as Guitar and Bass and Bass Player .

Harold Heath is a former DJ and producer who writes about music for DJ Mag, Mixmag, Attack Mag,iDJ, and others.

Jack is Digital Marketing Assistant at Roland Corporation Australia. He is passionate about video games music production and composition, so outside of work, you'll likely find him holed up somewhere playing games or making music.

Jake Uitti’s work has appeared in Interview Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, American Songwriter Magazine, The Seattle Times and many other publications. The son of Ivy League professors, Jake grew up amidst tomes of French literature, but soulful meals, compelling conversation and thoughtful music are his true loves.

Jason is the Editor-in-Chief of EDM.com. He also DJs and produces electronic music under the moniker Fluencee.

Jessi Brown is a writer who lives in Seattle and online. She’s been tinkering with technology for over 25 years and never stops thinking about how it’s made and how it affects people.

Jordan Blum resides in Philadelphia and holds an MFA in Fiction. He’s Editor-in-Chief of The Bookends Review, author of Jethro Tull: Every Album, Every Song and Dream Theater: Every Album, Every Song­, Associate Editor at PopMatters and a contributor to CoS, Kerrang!, Metal Injection, and PROG.

Kaori is a music teacher and ex-Roland designer of digital pianos and auto-accompaniment systems.

Kat is a music and culture journalist with a decade of digital and print experience and a career emphasis in electronic dance. Bylines include Billboard Dance, Spin, MTV News, Discogs, Mixmag, Miami New Times and more.

Kirsten Spruch is a New York-based music journalist who has written for Billboard, The Wild Honey Pie, and more. Formerly, she was the managing editor at Baeble Music. When she's not writing about music, she is making her own under the alias Kirsten Izer.

Kristin Michael Robinson is a freelance music journalist, musician, entrepreneur, publicist, and graduate of USC's Thornton School of Music. Her work appears in Variety, Ones to Watch, Lady Gunn , and The Noise.

Lyle Crilly works with Roland's Global Artist Relations team and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife and new puppy. He enjoys a good shot of caffeine in the morning, yurting, and Cumbia.

The unofficial poet laureate of Tacoma, Martin Douglas writes for a bunch of places under his real name including Pitchfork, Seattle Weekly, and KEXP.ORG.

Matthew Presley is a Product Manager for Zenbeats and Roland Cloud. He lives in Austin, Texas where he plays with his band Bali Yaaah.

Mike is a musician, composer, and writer from Seattle. He is guitarist/vocalist in Reader and creates solo experimental music as Noonmoon.

Paul is Vice President of Customer Experience for Roland Corporation. Previously VP Global Marketing, and with Roland Canada, he served in the roles of President & CEO, COO, Product Manager, Marketing Communications Manager, and more. Paul is a family man, composer, IT enthusiast, and science fiction fan.

Peter Kirn lives in Berlin and is editor of CDM.link. He is an electronic musician and technologist with a background in composition and musicology, producing both experimental and club music and speaking around the world about new expressive technologies.

Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, and now living in Brooklyn, NY, SIRMA is a singer, songwriter, and producer who blends Alternative Pop with Electronica. She is the creator of the Modern Pop Vocal Production course on Soundfly and has a degree from Berklee College of Music. Find out more at sirmamusic.com.

Christian is Director of Global Digital Marketing at Roland Corporation. If he had a professional memoir it would be titled, From Organic Chemistry to Organic Engagement. He lives in LA with his wife and daughter.

Gareth Psaltis (aka Barking) is a live electronic musician, DJ, and producer from Sydney, Australia.

Hannah Lockwood is an audio engineer/electronic music producer from Sydney. Her live sets are a collision of noise and harmony centered on modular synthesis. Hannah co-founded the Deep Seeded collective, showcasing the local live electronic artists and DJs actively breaking the boundaries of contemporary music.

Mark is Roland Keys & Production Product Manager at Roland Corporation Australia. He has written and produced music for Universal Music recording artists, TV, theater, live shows, and theme parks, as well as being a successful recording artist himself.

Simon is a musician, drummer, software designer, sound engineer, and V-Drums Specialist for Roland Australia.