Learn to create professional level music and sound creations in our flagship production program, Music Production w/ Ableton Live. Master the tools in this deep production platform with music production and performance guru Thavius Beck, one of the industry leaders in Ableton education. Register Now!
Dubspot LA Course Spotlight – Music Production w/ Ableton Live
w/ Instructors Thavius Beck, Mike Parvizi, and Emch Sub Atomic
Music producer and Dubspot LA Instructor Thavius Beck has used Ableton Live exclusively over the last 6 years for his solo performances and collaborative performances with musicians around the world. Join Thavius for the flagship of our music training, our Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program. 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.
Photograph by Oliver Walker
Thavius is an electronic musician/producer/programmer as well as an Ableton Certified Trainer who has worked with artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Saul Williams to singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. He is currently signed to LA-based label Plug Research, who released his most recent solo album, The Most Beautiful Ugly. In addition to creating and performing his own music, he has held electronic music workshops in multiple countries, regularly gives one-on-one tutorials to private students and artists on Ableton Live, and has worked closely with companies such as Novation and Keith McMillen Instruments doing product demonstrations, dealer trainings, beta testing, and showcasing the gear that he is most passionate about. Thavius developed half the video content for our new Ableton Live 9 online course (designed by Chris Petti), and for several years he’s been the voice you hear at the top of our Dubspot promo videos.
Emch aka Subatomic Sound System
Emch is the producer, DJ, and musician who spearheads NYC’s Subatomic Sound System. Music software has been crucial to his success as artist and label manager, allowing him to travel the earth, recently touring with dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. Emch has been an integral part of our team in New York and we’re excited to have him on board for the Los Angeles Ableton Live experience. Head over to subatomicsound.com for more info on Emch. He’s also on SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Mike Parvizi aka Papi (Penthouse Penthouse / Team Supreme)
Mike Parvizi (aka Papi) is a DJ, producer, performer, multi instrumentalist, and Ableton Live specialist who has been spreading the love of music throughout Los Angeles for the past few years. As one half of Penthouse Penthouse, Parvizi regularly performs and produces music and recently toured with the Glitch Mob. You can catch him performing around Los Angeles regularly as a DJ, sample-tweaker, bass /guitar player, and singer at events like Low End Theory and Team Supreme shows. Dubspot is proud to have Mike on board as an instructor for our Ableton Live program in Los Angeles.
Ableton Live Tutorial: LFO Effects w/ Max for Live
In this Ableton Live tutorial, Thavius Beck shows you how to create an LFO effect using one of Max for Live’s control devices and Simpler.
Ableton Live DJ and Performance Workshop
In this video recap from the Communikey Festival, Thavius Beck demonstrates live performance possibilities using Ableton Live and the Keith McMillen QuNeo.
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.
- 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.
Dubspot NYC Open House: Sundays 11:00am and 12:00pm
Ask questions. Watch demos. Test drive workstations.
Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.