Ableton Live + Nintendo Power Glove: Meet Controllerist Yeuda Ben-Atar aka Side Brain

In this video, Los Angeles-based producer and controllerist Yeuda Ben-Atar aka Side Brain demonstrates how he uses the Nintendo Power Glove to control Ableton Live. 

In this video, Los Angeles-based producer and controllerist Yeuda Ben-Atar aka Side Brain stopped by Dubspot NYC to explain and demonstrate how he utilizes a 1980s Nintendo video game system controller with Ableton Live. Originally released in 1989, the Power Glove is a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System that made history by being the first peripheral interface controller to recreate human hand movements on a television or computer screen in real time.

Yeuda grew up playing keyboards and guitars in the 90s, but as an avid gamer, he has always searched for ways to incorporate his love of video games with his music. In this interview, Yeuda talks about his influences and inspirations, controller designs, the similarities between video games and digital audio workstations (DAWs), and mapping the Power Glove to control Ableton Live using Max for Live. Yeuda also explains his approach to using the computer as a musical instrument, and how he enjoys developing a unique voice and presentation within the crowded world of modern electronic music.


About Side Brain

Yeuda produces and performs music under the name Side Brain. He likes to build his own controllers by taking old video game controllers and turning them into MIDI controllers. Yeuda is also an Ableton Certified Trainer, who has taught at major music schools in Los Angeles, runs the official LA Ableton User Group, and is also an author of Ableton Live courses at Recently, Yeuda opened his own school called Beat Lab Academy that also offers a lot of free downloads on the site.

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Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

About This Program

At Dubspot our world-class instructors provide the most complete and cutting-edge Ableton Live learning experience. The Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program is the flagship of our music training. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

What’s Included

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music


  • Dubspot’s complete Ableton course load: six levels/48 class sessions
  • 132 hours of hands-on instruction
  • Additional lab hours to work on assignments in Dubspot’s onsite facilities
  • 24/7 access to Dubspot Online’s Ableton Live course videos
  • Access to the course videos for one year after course completion


Visit the Ableton Live course page for detailed information on this program here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.