Omar Riad

  • Canada, Toronto, ON

Omar "Ridiculous" Riad has been working in music production over the past eleven years. Originally an urban hip-hop producer, Ridiculous has branched out to various genres, including dubstep, glitch, house, and world music.

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Ridiculous has toured throughout North America, Europe and Asia. After discovering Ableton Live, he quickly adopted the audio workstation as the focal point for his production setup, both Live and in the studio.

Omar completed his degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychoacoustics at the University of Toronto.

As an instructor, Omar's objective is a fast-paced learning environment offering instruction in multi-track recording, virtual instruments, mixing/mastering, sampling/sequencing, and MIDI synthesis using Ableton Live. Based on Omar's experience with other digital audio workstations, he directs his education to professional engineers/producers who are interested in advanced methods of music production and sound design with Ableton.

Ridiculous has been featured in media such as The Toronto Star, Much Music, Omni Television, CP24 and CBC Radio/Television. He is currently working as an audio engineer at Mushroom Studios in Toronto.

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