Dubspot + Ableton Present: Ableton Spaces at SXSW 2015 w/ Adriano Clemente and Dan Freeman

On March 19th, join Ableton and Dubspot for a day of workshops, panels, performances, games, and more at SXSW 2015, the biggest technology and music fest in the West. Free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Dubspot + Ableton Present: Ableton Spaces

Adriano Clemente + Dan Freeman
Special guest artists Kode9, Ikonika, DJ Spinn & Kastl

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
12:00PM – 6:00PM CST
SXSW 2015 – Empire Control Room 606 E 7th St Austin, TX

Over the past three decades, SXSW (South by Southwest) has been building momentum as one of the most prominent art and technology events in the world. It’s a place where artists break new music, companies introduce new technology, and new alliances are formed for 10 days each year in Austin, Texas.

Dubspot has been attending SXSW annually to present our unique brand of education, highlight our talented staff, and to get a taste of what’s new in technology, film and sound for the coming year. For SXSW 2014 we have assembled a team of educators, creators, and thinkers for a series of events including workshops, live performances, DJ sets, discussions, and more.

Dubspot is proud to work with Ableton this year for a series of workshops and discussions happening during two days at South by Southwest. Ableton Spaces is a festival space for daytime workshops, demonstrations, and performances with Ableton specialists, Certified Trainers, and some of our favorite artists. All events are free and open to the public.

Join Ableton and Dubspot for a day of workshops, panels, and games at South by Southwest 2015. Free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels welcome.

12:00 PM | Jam With Yourself – Ableton Push For Song Creation

Dubspot instructor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Adriano Clemente will demonstrate building beats from scratch with Ableton Live 9 and the innovative new Push controller. Topics for discussion include: beat creation, adding and manipulating instruments, working with effects, improvisation, arrangement, incorporating external hardware + FX.

1:30 PM | Group Therapy – Ableton For Live Performance

Dubspot instructor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Dan Freeman will demonstrate how to integrate Ableton Live 9 into a live band performance setup. Topics for discussion include: synching drums to Ableton, processing instruments and vocals live, tips on integrating Ableton into a band context and live performance with the Ableton PUSH.

3:00 PM | Next Level Status – Ableton Artist Panel Discussion
w/ Kode9, Ikonika, DJ Spinn & Kastl

Recent developments in digital technology are giving musicians more tools than ever to express themselves in new ways. These tools are allowing creators to push production and performance to new heights and they are redefining how we can manipulate sound. In a world with so many options, how do you find a unique workflow that allows you to express yourself creatively? Dubspot and Ableton present a panel discussion hosted by Adriano Clemente and Dan Freeman on live production & performance techniques that will touch on workflow, collaboration, and getting out of a creative rut.

4:30 PM | Ableton Trivia Game Show

COME ON DOWN! Partake in this interactive game show (or just watch from afar) where audience members that submit participation forms [submit yours here] will be chosen at random for a chance to compete for cool prizes and mad respect. Show off your Ableton knowledge in this Jeopardy-meets-Price Is Right[-ish] style trivia game, learn some crucial background info and tips & tricks, and have a laugh with fellow enthusiasts.

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the SXSW Trade Show: The Exhibition for Creative Industries and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. 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.

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

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.

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