Dubspot International EDU Sessions Brazil w/ Dan Freeman (C0m1x) and IATEC, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

This month, Dubspot’s Dan Freeman (C0m1x) heads back to Brazil to host the Dubspot International EDU Sessions in Rio de Janeiro. For more information on Dubspot’s Ableton programs, head to our Ableton Live course pages and learn more. 

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Dubspot International and IATEC Present Music Production With Ableton Live 9
with host and instructor Dan Freeman (C0m1x)

November 10 – 14, 2014 from 9:00 – 3:00 PM at IATEC, Rio de Janeiro
R. Pedro I, 4, 202 – Praça Tiradentes, 20060-070 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

This November Dubspot teams up with IATEC Rio for a series of workshops on music production with Ableton Live 9 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From November 10 – 14, 2014 Dubspot’s director of International Programs Dan Freeman (CØm1x) will host a series of workshops that will offer the equivalent of a Dubspot Level 1 course in Ableton Live Music Production. Anybody who takes part in the course and chooses to continue at Dubspot online or in New York or LA will be able to begin at Level 2. We will also be giving away one free online Ableton Live course.

Day 1: Building beats and using Ableton Push
Day 2: Sound design for bass lines
Day 3: Chords, pads and melodies with Ableton’s Operator and Sampler instruments
Day 4: Recording and mixing vocals, creating a vocoder and other vocal effects
Day 5: Mixing a track and live performance techniques

“In the past decade the laptop has revolutionized the way music is performed and produced and Ableton has been at the forefront of making the laptop a powerful production and performance tool. The Dubspot International EDU Sessions are great places to learn about this remarkable software and see how guest artists and other attendees are putting it to use.” - Dan Freeman

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Dan Freeman (CØm1x) (Dubspot NYC)

Dan Freeman (CØm1x) is a Brooklyn­based bassist/producer. Originally from Boston, Dan trained as a classical pianist at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School before switching to jazz bass. He graduated from Harvard College and then came to New York to study at the Bass Collective where he studied with John Pattitucci, Matthew Garrison and Richard Bona. As a bassist he has also performed with, among others Angelique Kidjo, the B­52’s and performed in Europe, North and South America in venues from underground Brooklyn loft parties to Carnegie Hall. He was also the keyboardist for RCA Records’ Stellastarr* and the musical director/bassist for Virgin Records’ artist Xavier.

Dan currently is the leader of Comandante Zero (CØ), a digital electro­funk music/art collective from Brooklyn, NY. Formed in 2008, they have created a cutting edge multimedia show that melds the latest digital music and art technology with live instruments. They have performed extensively in New York City, LA, London, Berlin and Latin America, including such prestigious festivals/venues such as the Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Brooklyn Academy Of Music (NY), CMJ (New York) Berghain (Berlin) and the House Of Blues (LA). They have also given lectures/demonstrations on integrating live and digital instruments at universities and festivals such as Harvard University (US), the Universidad de Caldas (Colombia) and the Universidad de Santiago (Chile). Their last record (Slouching Towards Babylon, Part 1) was produced and mixed by Grammy­award winning producer/engineer Bob Power.

Dan also mixes and produces under the production name CØm1x. He has a production studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn where he works with artists, remixes and composes for film. Currently he is also creating a live solo Acid House/Funk set using the Ableton PUSH instrument and has made several videos on techniques for using the PUSH in live performance.

Dan is a faculty member at Dubspot in New York City, where he teaches electronic music production and music history. He is also an Ableton Certified Trainer and his specialty is using Ableton Live for live performance, especially with instruments and vocals. In his position as the head of Dubspot International, he has organized, presented and performed at events, festivals and universities worldwide. He also hosts the Dubspot/New York City Ableton User Group.


Dubspot International

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.

Click here for detailed information on this program, including start dates and payment plans.

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

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