Stoni

When you think of hard hitting hip-hop beats and with sophisticated melodies there’s only one name that comes to mind…Stoni.

This edgy powerhouse is a Brooklyn, NY native who grew up listening to everything from Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder to Prince and The Rolling Stones. But her musical influences don’t begin and end there. At the tender age of 16, she began her musical journey at the feet of none other than Russell Simmons, co-founder of the pioneering hip-hop record label, Def Jam and hip-hop fashion industry icon. She cut her teeth working alongside some of the great legends of hip-hop and rock music, and was personally groomed and mentored by musical engineering guru Bob Powers. While interning at several major recording studios in New York City including Chung King and The Hit Factory, Stoni gained a vast knowledge of the inner workings of the music and recording industry and discovered a love for sound design.

It’s her love of music and her passion for music production that constantly drives her.  It was her competitive nature that lead her to compete in her first beat battle. In 2003, Stoni was the first female producer to ever compete in a beat battle and win. She was also the first female to compete and win an international beat battle title. It’s that competitive edge that keeps her on top, and which made the hip-hop world stand up and paid close attention to this fiery up and comer. She has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. Stoni has been featured in several magazines, including being the first female music producer featured in Scratch Magazine, the hip hop music producer’s bible. She was among some of the music industry’s most renowned musicians, producers, artist, and songwriters for the 2nd annual Remix Hotel NYC, where she spoke about her work and experience as a music producer, then she rocked the audience with a live performance on her drum machine. She was also a featured performer at the CMJ Music Marathon, and was one of the most anticipated performances on opening night.

By early 2006, Stoni was breaking ground with live music showcase performances for thousands of spectators at The Winter Namm Show in California. She also performed at Remix Hotel Miami with AKAI, where she was dubbed “Queen of the MPC”. But her musical talents don’t stop there. In addition to being a music producer, Stoni has also been a contributing technology writer for Remix Magazine and Mix Magazine she was endorsed by Propellerhead to help promote their launch of Reason 4.

She was then asked to go on location in Stockholm, Sweden to shoot a demonstration video to introduce the “ReGroove Mixer” for Reason 4. Using her experience with the launch of Reason 4, she was then able to parler that into a partnership with WinkSound. Stoni and the WinkSound team shot several Reason tutorials, which once they went viral, started yet another firestorm of attention and notoriety for her.

“No matter how many no’s you may get, don’t stop until you hear someone say yes”.

“Trailblazer” should be her middle name, because Stoni never follows trends, she creates them. Not one for sitting still, she is constantly learning and mastering the intricacies of music production hardware and software, as well as being dead center on the pulse of the music industry.  After a highly successful run with Remix magazine and WinkSound, Stoni was asked became an A&R manager for AVID, parent company of industry music production leader ProTools. For two years she went to countless recording studios working with several artists, music producers, sound engineers, record label executives, and fellow music technology experts. The goal, to reach the people who are the heart of the industry and the music makers. She broke barriers once again 3 years ago by becoming the first female producer to be a featured artist and software demonstrator for Native Instruments. She’s also responsible for training the music industry’s top A-list producers how to use the latest and greatest music technology hardware and software.

When that was no longer enough of a challenge for her, she changed direction again and began working with music technology transforming company, Roli. Working as a Research and Development contributor for the newly released Roli consumer product “Blocks”. Her knowledge and mastery of music seems to have no boundaries.

Having toured the world with her extremely successful music production workshops, she has shaped the minds of countless up and coming music producers and beat makers. Stoni is in the studio right now working on new music set to be released in the Winter of 2017. Using Native Instruments’ Maschine and Ableton’s Push as her weapons of choice, Stoni is taking music making to a whole new level. Having mastered the most popular production tools of the music industry, there’s only place that Stoni can go from here and that’s up. The sky’s the limit.

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Stoni’s Skill Set

  • Music Producer
  • Engineer
  • Music Software Programmer
  • Sound Designer
  • Music Technology Expert
  • Dj
  • Radio personality
  • Software Evangelist
  • Artist Relations
  • Music Workshop GURU
  • Writer

Software Skill Set

  • Protools
  • Ableton
  • Push 2
  • Logic
  • Reason
  • Akai MPC
  • Roli Seaboard Rise – 5D Touch Equator
  • Bit Wig
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Maschine
  • Komplete Ultimate
  • Battery
  • Reaktor
  • Kontakt
  • Massive
  • Guitar Rig Pro
  • Traktor
  • Melodyne