Mike Gao

San Diego, CA
Critically acclaimed underground hip-hop releases since 2005. Developed iPad app for music improvisation and composition, effectively doubling his comfort with tonality and writing chords. Developed VST plugins for rhythm control and custom sound.
Along with partner Jason Sadural, he is one of the first to write software to programatically and remotely recognize turntable gestures and moves. Currently a music technology PhD. student under Miller Puckette, the MSP in Max/MSP, a widely used software now integrated into Ableton Live as Max 4 Live.
Teacher, hacker, beat music theorist, inventor, luthier, VJ, photographer, video producer, beat maker, and programmer.