Mic Checkmate aka Michael Shuman was born and raised in Oxnard, CA. I specialize professionally in Music Production, Sound Design and Education.
As a music producer I have produced Hip-Hop Albums like Miles Brown "We The Future," which features artists such as Jidenna, Dame DOLLA, Slick Rick, Wildchild, Affion Crockett, JD McCary, Siedah Garrett, Major, TJ Brown, Angelo Arce, Tevin Cambell, Rose Clay, Lune Rose, VZION8
In Sound Design I have released top quality packs with Ableton including Beat Tools, Chop and Swing, and Drum Essentials along with projects from BeatPPL.com
For the past year I have worked closely with the team at RackForLive.com. This is where you can find my latest sound design projects including Ableton live Racks, Samples for any Platform and other great tools for the music producer community.
In music education, I am part of the Ableton Push Initiative and works daily in public schools teaching music technology to middle school students utilizing live instruments, iOS, and computer based tech.
Please feel free to contact me for collaborations, business opportunities, and inquiries.