Timo Preece

Assistant Professor

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Timo Preece, a prominent figure in the audio technology landscape, is celebrated for his multifaceted expertise as a sound designer, music programmer, and electronic musician. His remarkable journey encompasses collaborations with esteemed artists like Ariana Grande and Charli XCX, and companies including Electronic Creatives and Beats Antique. As a pioneer in his field, Preece holds the distinction of being one of the first Ableton Live Certified Trainers and an AVID Pro Tools Expert. He has made significant contributions to the industry, including programming instrument presets and contributing to Ableton Live sound library, among other seminal works. Currently, he is nurturing the next generation of talent as a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he imparts invaluable knowledge in electronic production and design.

Besides his illustrious career in audio technology, Preece is also a revered journalist, crafting insightful articles, reviews, and tutorials for the popular website Ask.Audio, and creating educational video courses that delve into the nuances of creative sound design and music production techniques. He holds degrees in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a Master's in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh, UK. As a musician, he spearheads innovative projects such as GravityTerminal, Sun in Scorpio and Planetary Cymatic Resonance, showcasing a seamless blend of audio and visual artistry.

Career Highlights
  • Recognized for producing unique, inventive content for industry leaders such as Ableton, Native Instruments, and Sony
  • Worked with a wide variety of sound enthusiasts, companies, and well-known artists including Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Camila Cabello, Electronic Creatives, Rob Garza, BassNectar, and DJ Shadow
  • Developed and implemented Splice SKILLS online music education platform, workflows, curriculum, and support materials
  • Composed original music demos for Native Instrument products, including Spotlight Collection: India
  • One of the first Ableton Live Certified Trainers and AVID Protools Expert