Rayce Stipanovich is quickly becoming the leading expert at the intersection of music, audio and technology. So it’s no wonder that he has become the go-to music technologist called upon by such artists as Porter Robinson, Mike Posner, Grey, Louis The Child, Madeon and Zeds Dead.
Even more diverse than than his client base is his range of undertakings on their behalves. For the Porter Robinson and Madeon collaborative “Shelter” tour, he designed custom performance rigs for both artists including keyboards, midi-controllers and electronic drums; a playback rig in custom-designed travel casing; redundancy systems to ensure no technical issues can halt the performance; and the Ableton scheme that held it all together while simultaneously sending timecode to perfectly synchronize the show’s video and lighting production.
Rayce can build custom instrument concepts from scratch as well. With his background in electrical engineering—for which he earned a degree from Worcester Polytechnic—he designed a custom MIDI stage piano for Mike Posner, a pair of wireless MIDI tap shoes for Capital Cities, and a custom keytar for Haywyre.
One of his greatest passions is for one-of-a-kind creative technology projects. Chances are that if you can dream it, Rayce can create it. In 2016, when Mike Posner wanted to literally “drop” his new album, he called upon Stipanovich to build a space-faring weather balloon complete with an interactive, live-streaming 360-degree GoPro camera rig. Rayce designed the whole thing from scratch, and Posner fans panned around from home in wonder as the balloon ascended and eventually jettisoned the album from 110,000 feet above Earth.
Rayce’s additional expertise expands further into areas such as custom stage design, recording studio design, and front-of-house & monitor mixing. It's also worth mentioning his various other technological projects such as cannabis vaporizers, LED gloves, and his own patented self-detecting / self-mapping LED video wall technology.
All-in-all, the best way to describe Rayce’s overarching mission can be made in his own five words: “Let’s make cool stuff happen."