Rob Jones (London/Berlin)
Rob Jones has been obsessed with music since the tender age of 7, when vocal training and local amateur productions soon led to a string of work in musical theater and opera, including Oliver in London's West End and The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne Opera House. As a hobby, he played predominantly jazz and blues on his main instrument, the piano, as well as dabbling in percussion and guitars on the side. In 1999, Rob went to Surrey University where he later obtained a Bachelor of Music and Sound Recording, otherwise known as the prestigious "'Tonmeister" course. He went straight from University to a marketing job with Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd, where he soon became the Brand Manager for Focusrite's sister company Novation. Other roles within Focusrite over his five years working with them included the creation of all training documents, manuals, tutorial and promo videos. Now a freelance producer of tutorial videos based in Berlin, Rob makes music on the side using his preferred software platform, Ableton Live, which he discovered while working at his first NAMM show in Anaheim (CA) back in 2004. Having produced electronic music and DJ'd for over half of his life, he now releases a fusion of groove-based dance music genres for an assortment of labels, including Erase and Acidphonic, under the artist name Anarchy Rice. His most recent video project has been the creation of a new online learning center for Ableton Live, which offers two courses, one Beginners/Intermediate and one Advanced, to allow people of all ages and levels to expand their knowledge and learn new skills: www.live-courses.com
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