Dubspot NYC Ableton Live User Group (5/7) Laura Escudé + Dan Freeman: Live Performance Tips

Attention New York Ableton users! On Tuesday, May 7th, from 9:15 to 11pm, our Dubspot Ableton User Group continues with instructor/host Dan Freeman (C0m1x) and special guest instructor Laura Escudé (Alluxe, Electronic Creatives).

On Tuesday, May 7th, from 9:15 to 11 p.m., Dubspot instructor and performing artist Dan Freeman will host the Dubspot Ableton User Group at our New York City studios. For this session we are proud to present Los Angeles-based recording artist, violinist, performer, instructor and technology guru Laura Escudé (a.k.a. Alluxe). Laura brings a depth of knowledge that few others Ableton experts can match. Her work with artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, M83, Silversun Pickups, Garbage and Drake has given her an incredible breadth of experience as well. For this event, Laura will discuss live performance techniques and the production of her upcoming EP. She’ll also be showing a preview of her upcoming music video, recently shot in Prague.

To attend, please RSVP on Facebook and arrive early for sign-in. This FREE event is open to the public and space is very limited.

Dubspot Ableton User Group
Tuesday, May 7th, 9:15-11:00 p.m.

Hosted by instructor Dan Freeman
with special guest instructor Laura Escudé


Laura Escudé is an in-demand music producer, DJ, violinist, Ableton Certified Trainer and music technology specialist. Ms. Escudé (a.k.a. Alluxe) is a versatile musician who composes and programs music, performing tracks using innovative MIDI controllers—which is complimented by her extensive acoustic and electric violin background. Her 2011 and 2012 highlights include playing violin on Kanye and Jay-Z’s “Watch The Throne” album, as well as touring doing vocal effects and music programming for the U.S. and European tours. She recorded and composed violin for the intro of Kanye West’s “Dark Fantasy” tour and traveled all over the world as his vocal effects engineer. She played violin on Hit-Boy’s (Watch the Throne producer) mixtape “HitStory.” She designed the music technology and programmed shows for Cirque du Soleil, Drake, Bon Iver, Silversun Pickups, Garbage, Childish Gambino, M83, Herbie Hancock, Niyaz and many more. She has composed music for several Visa commercials, performed violin on Dancing With the Stars, at The Do Lab’s LA music showcase, and won Runner Up prize for best DJ mix for the Lightning in a Bottle Festival.

“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 NYC Ableton User Group is a place to learn about this remarkable software and see how guest artists and other attendees are putting it to use.” - Dan Freeman

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.

Start Dates and Times for Music Production w/ 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

“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

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.