Erik Hawkins has written and produced beats for songs on ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, Nickelodeon, and New Line Cinema, on films and TV shows such as Ugly Betty, CSI:Miami, Burn Notice, Lie to Me, Big Brother, and The Last Day of Summer. He has worked with and remixed artists such as Irene Cara, Digital Underground, DJ Sasha, Conscious Daughters, Brenda Russell, and Stryper. He is the author of The Complete Guide to Remixing (Berklee Press), and numerous articles for publications including Remix, Mix, Electronic Musician, and Keyboard. He also created and instructs the Berkleemusic courses, Producing Music with Reason and Remixing with Pro Tools and Reason. His album, Erik Hawk & The 12-Bit Justice League (MuziCali/Synchronized Music), is packed full of killer beats and is available through iTunes and CD Baby.
For lots of cool music production tips and tricks, check out his Berkleemusic blog page:
Kurt Kurasaki has worked for Propellerhead Software on the sound design team for Reason and Record. He has also lectured at the Propellerhead Software Producers Conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Kurasaki has written various Reason articles, which have appeared in Electronic Musician, Computer Music, and Keyboard magazines, and he has authored the Power Tools for Reason books for Backbeat.
Known as "peff" in the Reason and Record user communities, Kurasaki is one of the originators of ReBirth Mods, and maintains a Web site dedicated to Reason, Record, and Rebirth: