Artist, innovator, and live show designer Laura Escudé on HypeMiC
“It’s got compression settings for your vocal so you can dial in exactly the way you want to sound every single time. I use it for voice-over…for music, for recording on the go…it’s just so portable…look at the design, it’s beautiful “
Based in Los Angeles, Laura Escudé is an artist, innovator, entrepreneur and live show designer with a deep understanding of complex technology, a profound passion for music and art and a unique talent for fusing the two. Career highlights include designing shows for Kanye West and Jay Z, opening for Miguel on his 2015 Wildheart tour and building a thriving international business populated by top-tier professionals.
As an artist Laura has released myriad albums, singles and EPs under the name Alluxe, synthesizing her skills as a classically trained violinist and her prowess as an avant-garde electronic producer. Now making music under her own name, Escudé recently released the Transmute EP, her most intimate work to date, capturing the sound and feel of a woman who’s examined the darkest parts of herself and come out the other end transformed.
Technology is a second language for Escudé, who in 2008 became the world’s first Ableton Certified Trainer. In 2012 she founded Electronic Creatives, using her skills to hire and train programmers and playback engineers for artists including Logic, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Big Sean, Charli XCX and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The company has become a worldwide leader in the field, with Escudé now leading a staff of 15. She’s brought massive productions to life for artists including Kanye West, Jay Z, Bon Iver, Missy Elliot, Herbie Hancock and television megabrand American Idol.
In 2017, she launched the Transmute Retreat, a week-long workshop incorporating yoga, meditation, nature, live performance workshops and community performances. In 2019 she launched her Transmute Accelerator online course to help artists accelerate their live performances using technology as well as her Elevate Membership, geared towards ninjas pushing boundaries in live performance.
Check out Laura’s recent interview on the ‘Industry Talks‘ podcast where she discusses her artistry and entrepreneurship.
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