Dubspot NY EDU Sessions: Ableton Live Techno Fundamentals w/ John Selway

On Friday April 3rd, our NY EDU Sessions continue with a free workshop hosted by Dubspot Instructor and an accomplished techno producer John Selway exploring basic techno composition techniques and unorthodox production methods in Ableton Live.


Dubspot NY EDU Sessions
Ableton Live Techno Fundamentals

John Selway

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
3:30pm – 5:30pm EST
Dubspot NY Room 6


Join us for a free workshop hosted by John Selway, Dubspot Instructor and an accomplished techno producer with releases on Tronic, Ovum, CSM, Systematic, Bedrock, and Drumcode. In this genre-focused workshop, Selway explores basic techno composition techniques and unorthodox production methods in Ableton Live.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited, please arrive early to sign in.


About John Selway

Electronic Music Production Instructor

Born to music teachers and trained from youth as a multi-instrumentalist, John Selway has been in the mix from the get-go. Taking up electronic dance music from his home base in NYC in the early ’90s, John has faithfully represented his town at every turn.

As an artist, a record slinger, a label owner and more, he is a musical force to be reckoned with and a bona fide pillar of the scene. Without going too deep into the litany of names we could check, trust us when we say the man’s resume is unparalleled. Selway has blazed many paths, collaborated with a variety of talents, played nearly everywhere, mastered numerous styles and broken a few boundaries, risen to techno stardom and never forgotten his roots. So many a DJ and producer who are respected worldwide will admit to being mentored at one point in their career by this true innovator.


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.