Dubspot LA Course Spotlight: Ableton Live w/ TeamSupreme’s Dot Starting

In this latest Dubspot Ableton Instructor Spotlight, we highlight Dot, an esteemed producer, composer, vocalist, and a member of LA’s TeamSupreme music collective and founder of Unspeakable Records. Join Dot this fall in LA to discover music production and performance. Learn how to create, record, produce, and even perform music with the industry’s leading software, Ableton Live 9. Enroll soon, the course at Dubspot Los Angeles. Register today and save 25% Off.


Learn Music Production w/ Ableton Live at Dubspot LA!

Join Dot this Fall for our upcoming Music Production course with Ableton Live starting November 2nd. Dot will be taking the helm as one of our resident Ableton Live instructors at Dubspot LA guiding you through the artistic journey of discovering your sound and developing it into a unique body of work. Learn valuable techniques as you complete a portfolio of original tracks and much more. Classes start soon, See Dates and Enroll Today!

Course Starts November 2nd
Mondays through Thursdays (4 days a week) – 9:15am to 12:00pm

“This course is an in-depth exploration of music production in Ableton Live, with an emphasis on creative workflow techniques and ways of developing your unique voice as a producer.” ~ Dot


About Dot

Dot is Kate Ellwanger, a 23-year-old producer, composer, and vocalist based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to being the founder and CEO of Unspeakable Records (an all-female label of producers and musicians), she is an original member of TeamSupreme and Alpha Pup Records signee. Dot graduated from Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music, where she was first introduced to electronic production in a Music Technology class taught by beat guru Steve Nalepa. She quickly discovered Low End Theory and the thriving Los Angeles beat community, which began to profoundly impact her production aesthetic.

While much of Dot’s work is instrumental (SQ-1, Playtime EP, Evolve or Dissolve, and Calliope EP), she recently followed the release of her latest beat tape with About Us, an EP of cover songs featuring her own vocals. In addition to her solo work, Dot produces for other artists including SZA (TDE) and Teri GenderBender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows), and she composes original scores for film and television networks (MTV and OWN).

After debuting her first live set at Low End Theory in 2011, Dot continues to tour as both a live musician and DJ, and has graced the stages of venues and festivals such as The Echoplex (LA), The Observatory OC, Output (NY), Low End Theory Beat Invitationals, Syndicate (Singapore), as well as numerous other venues/clubs across North America. When she’s not travelling, Dot also holds down DJ residencies at LA-mainstays such as Los Globos and The Short Stop.

Connect with Dot on Facebook | TwitterSoundCloud | WebsiteTeamSupreme



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.


Course Preview Video

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What is Dubspot?

Dubspot has become the leader in electronic music education with training centers in New York City, Online, and now Los Angeles! Dubspot has come a long way since its inception in 2006, starting with a single classroom in New York City. Today, Dubspot NYC features seven state-of-the-art classrooms outfitted with the latest music production and DJ technology, where students from around the world come to learn to create music and get inspired. In 2011, Dubspot Online was introduced, revolutionizing the electronic music learning process with the same comprehensive curriculum combined with instructor feedback and student communication in an interactive environment, making learning even easier and more accessible to the world.

The Evolution of Music Education at Dubspot NYC and LA ​is here – Introducing ​the Dubspot​ Blended Learning Experience

Dubspot is proud to offer our extensive online curriculum to music production students attending the NYC or LA schools, combining the benefits of an interactive physical classroom with convenient access to educational videos, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – This is Blended Learning! Blended Learning provides students the opportunity for more workshop activities with instructors and collaboration with peers in the classroom, while empowering them to reference complex material in the comfort of their own studios. We are proud to be pioneering this comprehensive approach to music education.


Open House in NYC: Sundays 11am | Guided Tour of LA

Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.

Visit our New York and Los Angeles locations! Ask our Admissions Counselors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy. Watch live music production and DJ demos, and test drive our student workstations. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, stop by one of our Open Houses in NYC or schedule a tour in LA to find out more about the learning process at Dubspot. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.