Faculty

Timo Preece

Adjunct Instructor

  • Program:
    Music Technology
  • Division:
    Contemporary Music


Biography

Timo Preece is an accomplished audio technology specialist, sound designer, music programmer, playback engineer, multi-media consultant, electronic musician and performer. He has worked with a wide variety of sound enthusiasts, companies and well-known artists including Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Camila Cabello, Beats Antique, Electronic Creatives, Rob Garza, BassNectar and DJ Shadows conceptualizing, building and operating cutting-edge setups for audio visual performance, as well as, analyzing and configuring solutions for composition, production and technology integration.

As a sound designer and content creator, Preece programs instrument and device presets. In 2018 he contributed to Ableton Live 10’s sound library and Drive and Glow, Glitch and Wash, Chop and Swing sound packs. He also created elaborate groove sets and patches for Native Instruments Kontakt Discovery Series (India and Middle East) and produced original demo tracks for NIs software instruments Form and Kinetic Treats.

One of the first Ableton Live Certified Trainers and AVID Protools Expert, Preece is a skilled educator who integrates real world experience and leading-edge techniques in his teaching approach. He’s developed curricula for several highly regarded training centers, was a course director for sound art courses at Ex’pression College and an instructor at Foothill College and Pyramind in the Bay Area.

Musically, Preece has two current projects which revolve around Ableton Live and advanced controller configurations—Gravity Terminal, a dark cinematic electronic creation/design/performance and Planetary Cymatic Resonance, a project based on tunings calculated from natural frequencies found in our universe like the movement of planets or the resonances of molecules.

Preece is also a journalist for the popular audio technology website Ask.Audio and has written articles, reviews and tutorials for products and companies including Elektron, Ableton, Roland, Keith McMillen, SubPac and others. Additionally, he creates online video courses for Ask.Video (MacProVideo) that explore creative sound design and music production/performance techniques. Preece holds degrees in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a Masters in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh, UK.