who is illGate?

ill.Gates is a San Francisco-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined at such festivals as Burning Man, Shambhala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

His first full-length release, Autopirate (Muti Music, 2008) charted and continues to sell strongly. His groundbreaking triple album, The ill.Methodology and accompanying online course are highly received. Gates was recently selected as one of the Next 100 by URB Magazine.

Many of his contemporaries cite ill.Gates as a key artistic influence and inspiration in their music. While on tour, Gates frequently teaches workshops to grateful and attentive audiences, in which he shares his highly effective approach to producing quality finished music as well as insights into the mentality and strategies necessary to succeed in the music business.

ill.Gates appears on: Muti Music, Amorphous Music/Child's Play/Om Records, Addictech, Noodles, Innerflight, Low Motion, Made In Glitch, Tube10 & Chi & Recordings.

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About illGate

Producer Dojo is an online music education portal and record label founded by Dylan Lane aka ill.Gates. The Dojo utilizes a results-oriented non-linear approach that empowers and employs young musicians on a mission to transform the industry into a place of abundance.

Producer DOJO Helps You

1 ON 1
COACHING

VAULT ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF TUTORIALS & SOUNDS

LIVE CLASSES &
THE WEEKLY DOWNLOAD

GAIN ACCESS TO
OUR COMMUNITY FORUM
TO MEET, LEARN, & SHARE

SUBMIT YOUR TRACKS FOR
FEEDBACK FROM PROFESSIONAL
LABEL ARTISTS

CHANCES TO BE FEATURED
ON LABEL RELEASES

OPPORTUNITIES
TO TEACH AT THE DOJO

JOB OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS
DISNEY, WORLD OF DANCE,
& HERIROGLYPHICS CREW

BUILD YOUR OWN STORE TO SELL MUSIC, SOUNDS, & TUTORIALS

DOJO Member Rankings

HOW TO BECOME A WHITE BELT:

You’re either a Producer Dojo customer, weekly download member or you're a member of the Producer Dojo Facebook Group

WHITE BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Customers get weekly live classes with ill.Gates

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Access to the Producer Dojo Facebook Group

HOW TO BECOME A YELLOW BELT:

You’ve joined The Class of 808, completed the onboarding steps and you've booked your first session with one of the Senseis

Yellow BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Unlimited track feedback

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Unlimited access to LIVE monthly orientation meetings lead by ill.Gates

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Access to one training session per month with a Producer Dojo Sensei

HOW TO BECOME AN ORANGE BELT:

You’ve implemented feedback from your Sensei and you've completed your first track as a Dojo member.

ORANGE BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Eligibility to submit for release on the Producer Dojo Label and get your track feedback from ill.Gates

HOW TO BECOME A GREEN BELT:

You’ve submitted four complete tracks using recipes from the ill.Gates Beat Maker's cookbook

GREEN BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Eligibility to submit for release on the Producer Dojo Label and get your track feedback from ill.Gates

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Qualified to be recognized with the coveted purple belt

HOW TO BECOME A PURPLE BELT:

Only given out once per month and is reserved for students that are demonstrating notable progress

PURPLE BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Official Producer Dojo purple hat

(not available for purchase)

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Awarded the title “Member of the Month”

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Featured on a blog post on the ProducerDojo.com website

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Featured in an email that goes out to a list of 30K+ people

HOW TO BECOME A RED BELT:

Featured on the Producer Dojo Mix Tape that’s released on all Producer Dojo channels

RED BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Your track receives animation for the video mix

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Officially on the Producer Dojo Label

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Mentioned on the Producer Dojo blog & email

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Eligibility to create an official Producer Dojo web-store where you can sell tickets, sound packs, etc.

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Priority access to job opportunities from ill.Gates

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15k+ mix tape plays

HOW TO BECOME A BROWN BELT:

Featured on an official Producer Dojo compilation EP

BROWN BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Your Soundcloud track gets a re-post from ill.Gates & Producer Dojo

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EP gets official commercial distribution

(Spotify, Beatport, iTunes, etc.)

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EP is featured on a blog post on the ProducerDojo.com website

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EP is featured in an email that goes out to a list of 30k+ people

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Monthly group call with ill.Gates

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Get to contribute “round table” input to shape the future of the Dojo

HOW TO BECOME A BLACK BELT:

Released your own EP on the Producer Dojo Label

BLACK BELT MEMBER PERKS:

Opportunity to become a Producer Dojo Sensei and get paid to coach other Class of 808 students

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Personal feature on a blog post on the Producer Dojo website

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Personally featured in an email sent to 30k+ people

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Full Producer Dojo PR campaign

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Exclusive Producer Dojo black belt hat

(not available for purchase)

Producer DOJO Memberships

THE WEEKLY DOWNLOAD MEMBERSHIP

Get instant access to a growing archive of VIP music tools, sound packs, samples, presets and tutorials for the modern producer.

Investment:

$20.00/month or $200.00/year

soundpacks, samples & stems

Get access to a huge archive of exclusive downloads such as the Moog Little Phatty Sub Bass Pack, my riser pack, Modular Sound Pack, and more. New downloads added each and every week!

VIDEOS & TUTORIALS

Lessons on special sidechaining methods, layering drums, the 3 extremes, mixing vocals, and checkerboarding. Plus access to the ill.GATES Guide to Producing e-book!

ABLETON RACKS

Learn how to build your own drum racks, or use my exclusive set of Ableton racks for your own productions!

30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If within 30 days you're not satisfied, we'll issue you a full refund.

THE CLASS OF 808 MEMBERSHIP

The Class of 808 Membership contains everything you could want to know about creating songs from scratch, from sound design to mixdown. My students and I, from the first round, have compiled all of the monthly videos from over 2 years' worth of hourly lessons.

1 FULL YEAR OF VIDEO LESSIONS FROM THE PRODUCER DOJO SENSEIS!

The class of 808 membership suite

The Class of 808 Membership contains everything you could want to know about creating songs from scratch, from sound design to mixdown. My students and I, from the first round, have compiled all of the monthly videos from over 2 years' worth of hourly lessons. You also get access to the following courses...

ill.Methodology Workshop 1 - Remastered

Mind-blowing ableton secrets revealed in this 4 hour series!

ill.Methodology Workshop 2 - Expanded Workflow

An exclusive workshop with ill.GATES at the Paradise Won compound.

How To Make A Hit : Unsung Heroes Workshop

ill.Gates and KJ Sawka hold nothing back as they share all of the tips, tricks and production secrets that went into their Beatport Glitch Hop + Dubstep #1 hit, 'Unsung Heroes'.

Beyond The Infinite Drum Rack Workshop

One hour of ill.Gates' newest techniques for creating masterful drum production.

Member Vault

Learn how to bring the method of live performance from the stage into the studio.

The ill.GATES Guide To Producing

A quick start guide to workflow, sound design and arrangement. Loved and used daily by thousands of producers all over the world.

30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If within 30 days you're not satisfied, we'll issue you a full refund.