Bio2019-01-30T05:55:57+00:00

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 Prince to U2 and Coldplay. But her musical influences are just the beginning of her story. 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 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 production and sound design.

It’s her love of music and her passion for music production that constantly drives her. 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. 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 annual Remix Hotel NYC, where she rocked the audience with a live performance on her MPC drum machine.

In 2007 at Winter Music NAMM in California, Stoni had 2 groundbreaking live music showcase performances for thousands of spectators. She also performed at Remix Hotel Miami with AKAI, where she was dubbed “Queen of the MPC”. In addition to being a music producer, she has also been a contributing technology writer for Remix Magazine and Mix Magazine she was endorsed by Propellerhead. 

Using her experience with the launch of Reason 4, she was able to turn 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”.

In 2011, Stoni was asked to become an A&R manager for AVID, parent company of industry music production leader ProTools. She broke barriers again 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 including Noah “40” Shebib, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, Sunny Digital and Metro Boomin’ on how to use the latest music technology hardware and software. “Trailblazer” is her nickname, because Stoni never follows trends she creates them and she is always dead center on the pulse of the music industry.  

When she needed a new challenge, she changed directions 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”. In mid 2018, Stoni began working with Output as a sound designer to continue to push the limits of sound design. 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 2019. She’s taking music making to a whole new level and 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