Ableton Live Tutorial: ‘Sound Design w/ Common Objects’ – Chris Petti @ Decibel Festival

During our visit to Seattle’s Decibel Festival earlier this year, Dubspot curriculum director Chris Petti presented a workshop on sound design and music production using the sounds of common household objects like kitchen utensils and fruit…

‘Sound Design with Common Objects’ w/ Chris Petti

Earlier this year Dubspot partnered with Decibel Festival in Seattle to present a series of music production and DJ workshops at this year’s edition of the annual music, technology, and art event. During our visit, Dubspot curriculum director Chris Petti led a music production and sound design workshop, using Ableton Live and a Blue Snowball USB mic to sample and process sounds produced by various household objects including spoons, a fork, fruit, and other common items, showing the kinds of effects that can be made using these sounds as a starting point. Sampling sounds from your immediate environment like this is a great way to come up with fresh new ideas and directions.

From the studio to the stage, learn to use Ableton Live to create, record, produce, and perform your music. Learn about linear and improvisational styles of producing electronic music as we help you master the software’s innovative interface.

After completing this program, you will leave with four completed tracks (an EP), a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

Ableton Live Level 1: Shake Hands with Live
Ableton Live Level 2: Completing Your First Track
Ableton Live Level 3: Production Essentials
Ableton Live Level 4: Sound Design & Instrumentation
Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Composition & Production
Ableton Live Level 6: Taking Your EP Global

UPCOMING Music Production w/ Ableton Live Course Dates:

January 7, 2013 in NYC – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, 3:15-6pm
January 30, 2013 in NYC – Wednesday and Friday, 6:15-9pm
March 19, 2013 in NYC – Tuesday and Thursday, 6:15-9pm

    “I summarize my experience at Dubspot as an adventure! I learned the equipment and the mentality. Ableton is now my playground, and I owe it all to Dubspot.” – Peter Ardent

Become fluent in the language of sound design with this comprehensive program. Our six-level Sound Design program uses Native Instruments’ Komplete as a platform for learning synthesis and sampling techniques. Starting with an introduction to the properties of sound, this comprehensive series of courses covers most common synthesis methods available for music production in the DAW of your choice.

Discovering the right sound is like finding a needle in the digital haystack. Learn the fundamentals to make this easier, and gain the depth of knowledge to make a good sound better. Factory content is great, but everyone has it – your mix needs something special.

What’s Included:

Sound Design Level 1: Introduction to Komplete 8
Sound Design Level 2: Synthesis with Massive, FM8 and Absynth
Sound Design Level 3: Sampling with Kontakt and Battery
Sound Design Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
Sound Design Level 5: Reaktor Ensembles and Instruments
Sound Design Level 6: Reaktor Programming

UPCOMING Sound Design Courses:

January 30, 2013 in NYC – Wednesday and Friday, 6:15-9pm
March 19, 2013 in NYC – Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15-6pm
May 1, 2013 in NYC – Wednesday and Friday, 3:15-6pm

More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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