Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Technology Amplifies Music Production with Justin Lassen


Technology Amplifies Music Production: Noteworthy Insights from Justin Lassen by Dominic Milano (Intel)

I was featured in the latest Intel Software Adrenaline magazine series. It was a really fun interview, to talk about all the high tech stuff I’m working with and all the cool people that I am lucky to work alongside on changing the world!

Mobile computing set off an unstoppable chain reaction that revolutionized a lot of things, including the way people listen to and make music. For many, streaming their favorite tunes from the cloud or off the smart gizmo tucked away in their pocket was revolution enough. For others, being able to express their creativity wherever they happen to be—using gadgets that keep getting faster, smarter, and smaller—was a dream come true. For musicians like Justin Lassen, getting professional results on mobile devices was just the beginning. Next-gen tablets, 2-in-1s, and all-in-ones with Intel® Inside™ are blurring the lines between mobile and desktop PCs. And innovations such as Intel® RealSense™ technology, which gives computers the ability to see, hear, and feel the world around them, are redefining the way people interact with their gadgets. Together, these advances are reshaping music technology at home, on stage, and in studios.

Justin Lassen is a composer, remixer, and sound designer. His youthful looks belie his extensive experience in creating soundtracks for games, composing music for films, designing sounds for the latest synthesizers and sample players, and remixing tracks for a who’s who of music hit-makers. He has collaborated with artists known for being “dark and edgy”—Apocalyptica, Nine Inch Nails, and Linkin Park, to name a few—but he has also worked on lighter fare. One of Lassen’s recent projects, for example, brings electronic dance music to Hasbro’s My Little Pony* franchise. And on a work-in-progress, Lassen wears yet another hat—that of audio lead for an immersive 3D project that utilizes Intel RealSense technology, giving visitors to an interactive aquarium the ability to create music using hand gestures.

Through it all, mobile devices have been at the heart of Lassen’s creative workflow.


Mad shout out to my Roland guys! To this day Jupiter 80 is on just about everything I do! I’m so happy they made it into this cool Minority Report style imagery they created of me commanding the tablet starship enterprise. :)