Dubspot LA Instructor Spotlight: Esteban Adame (ICAN, Underground Resistance)

In this latest Dubspot Ableton Instructor Spotlight, we highlight Esteban Adame, one of LA’s esteemed underground electronic music producers and DJ’s. Join Esteban to discover music production and performance by learning how to create, record, produce, and even perform music with the industry’s leading software, Ableton Live. Our all-new Ableton Live program has been completely updated for Live 9! Enroll soon, courses start June 16th at Dubspot Los Angeles. Enrollment Details.

Esteban Adame

Learn Ableton Live at Dubspot LA This Summer!

Join Esteban Adame for our upcoming Music Production course with Ableton Live starting Tuesday June 16th. Esteban will be taking the helm as one of our resident Ableton Live instructors at Dubspot LA. Classes start soon, Enroll Today!

Course Starts June 16th
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:15pm to 9pm

“Dubspot’s Ableton live course is the most comprehensive and complete course I have seen. Everything from producing, mixing, sound design and even DJing in the software is covered in the course. This course is ideal for beginners as well as for seasoned production veterans. It’s honor to be apart of such a talented teaching staff.” ~ Esteban Adame

Instructor Spotlight: Esteban Adame

Esteban began DJ’ing at local house parties in and around Los Angeles at the age of 15. Like most bedroom DJs, Esteban built his home studio and tried his hand at producing. Wanting to refine his skills as a musician, he took a hiatus from DJ’ing and producing to study piano formally.

In 2004, Esteban was invited by Mad Mike of Detroit’s Underground Resistance to participate as a keyboardist in a new project that Banks was forming (Galaxy 2 Galaxy/ Los Hermanos). After a brief apprenticeship with Banks, Esteban returned to production after a 4 year break. Through this venture with UR, Esteban began working with hometown colleague and G2G band mate Santiago Salazar. It was through this collaboration that ICAN Productions, their own label, was born.

ICAN, which is short for MexICAN, is a creative outlet for Santiago, Esteban and ICAN’s newest edition DJ Dex (of UR fame). Since it’s inception, ICAN has had 2 releases on Carl Craig’s Planet E and 8 on ICAN Productions.

Esteban continues to DJ, produce, and play keyboards. He has also collaborated with various artists and has several remixes to his credit. He has appeared as a guest performer/DJ all over the globe. Such venues include The Edge in Sao Paulo, Fabric in London, The Cabaret Savage in Paris, and The Loft in Barcelona, and Tape in Berlin.

Connect with Esteban!

Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud

 

Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

At Dubspot our world-class instructors provide the most complete and cutting-edge Ableton Live learning experience. The Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program is the flagship of our music training. 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.

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.

What’s Included

  • Dubspot’s complete Ableton course load: six levels/48 class sessions
  • 132 hours of hands-on instruction
  • Additional lab hours to work on assignments in Dubspot’s onsite facilities
  • 24/7 access to Dubspot Online’s Ableton Live course videos
  • Access to the course videos for one year after course completion

Visit the Ableton Live course page for for detailed information on this program here.

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

Course Preview Videos

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What is Dubspot?

Dubspot has become the leader in electronic music education with training centers in New York City, Online, and now Los Angeles! Dubspot has come a long way since its inception in 2006, starting with a single classroom in New York City. Today, Dubspot NYC features seven state-of-the-art classrooms outfitted with the latest music production and DJ technology, where students from around the world come to learn to create music and get inspired. In 2011, Dubspot Online was introduced, revolutionizing the electronic music learning process with the same comprehensive curriculum combined with instructor feedback and student communication in an interactive environment, making learning even easier and more accessible to the world.

The Evolution of Music Education at Dubspot NYC and LA ​is here – Introducing ​the Dubspot​ Blended Learning Experience

Dubspot is proud to offer our extensive online curriculum to music production students attending the NYC or LA schools, combining the benefits of an interactive physical classroom with convenient access to educational videos, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – This is Blended Learning! Blended Learning provides students the opportunity for more workshop activities with instructors and collaboration with peers in the classroom, while empowering them to reference complex material in the comfort of their own studios. We are proud to be pioneering this comprehensive approach to music education.


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.

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