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Ivo Ivanov is best known for his vast creative contributions to Glitchmachines, where he is the Founder & CEO. Aside from running Glitchmachines for over a decade, Ivo has worked as a sound designer and content provider with numerous creative audio companies including Ableton, Native Instruments, Tiptop Audio, SoundMorph, Twisted Tools, Inear Display, Unfiltered Audio, K-Devices, Unreal Engine, Skywalker Sound, Soundsnap, Splice, Signal Space, A Sound Effect, Plugin Boutique, Unity and Big Fish Audio. 

Ivo is also an accomplished electronic musician, audio engineer and circuit bender.  He has released music on Detroit Underground Records, toured the U.S. with major-label bands and worked as an engineer and session musician in various commercial recording studios. He has custom built hand-painted circuit bent hardware instruments for artists like DIOYY, Richard Devine, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Trent Reznor, Otto Von Schirach, DJ Derrick Carter, Kero, Men Without Hats and many others.

Ivo earned his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Audio Engineering from the Expression College for Digital Arts in California. He subsequently spent five years working with SAE Institute of Technology in San Francisco, where he held several management positions including Campus Director and Head of the Audio Technology and Electronic Music Production programs. He later worked with Pyramind in San Francisco before ultimately withdrawing from audio education to focus on his company and sound design work. 

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