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Ivo Ivanov is seasoned sound designer, educator and electronic musician with over 25 years of experience.  He is best known for his vast creative contributions to his own company Glitchmachines, where he is the Creative Director and Lead Sound Designer.  Ivo has also worked as a sound designer on a multitude of external projects with companies like Ableton, SoundMorph, Twisted Tools, K-Devices, Inear Display, Sample Anatomy and Samplephonics.

Before he became an experienced instructor and educator, Ivo earned his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Audio Engineering from the Expression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, California. He subsequently spent five years working with the SAE Institute of Technology in San Francisco, where he wore many hats including Campus Director, Director of Education and Head of the Audio Technology and Electronic Music Production programs. Ivo also worked as the Advanced Synthesis & Sound Design Instructor with Pyramind in San Francisco and as a Consultant and guest Sound Design Instructor with Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Ivo is well known for his circuit bent hardware instruments, which he has custom built for artist like Trent Reznor, Richard Devine, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Kero and many others. He has also worked as a beta tester and consultant with modular synthesizer manufacturers like Steady State Fate, Grayscale and Qu-Bit Electronix.