Dubspot Ableton Live Instructor Spotlight: Petey Clicks

In this latest Dubspot Ableton Instructor Spotlight, we highlight Petey Clicks, one of LA’s esteemed underground electronic music producers and DJ’s. Join Petey Clicks this fall in LA to discover music production and performance. Learn how to create, record, produce, and even perform music with the industry’s leading software, Ableton Live 9. Enroll soon, the course starts September 8th at Dubspot Los Angeles. Register today!

Petey Clicks

Learn Ableton Live at Dubspot LA This Fall!

Join Petey Clicks for our upcoming Music Production course with Ableton Live starting Monday September 8th. Petey will be taking the helm as one of our resident Ableton Live instructors at Dubspot LA. Classes start soon, Enroll Today!

Course Starts September 8th
Mondays through Thursdays (4 days a week) – 9:15am to 12:00pm

“The Ableton Live Course at Dubspot is really fun to teach. I find it extremely rewarding to be able to share my knowledge with eager producers.The Dubspot curriculum covers pretty much everything but I have a few tricks I love passing on to others. Sometimes breaking Ableton Live and experimenting can be the best way to find your sound.” ~ Petey Clicks


About Petey Clicks

Petey Clicks

Virginia-bred and Los Angeles-based Petey Clicks knows bass music. He’s been releasing underground bangers for years through a number of collaborations and aliases, including the newly formed Nevermind, but in 2014 Petey also set out to launch his first solo project. Petey has dropped a series of critically acclaimed EPs on AC Slater’s Party Like Us Records filled with his unique spin on bass house music: clean, crisp masterpieces designed to cross genre barriers and get dancefloors vibrating.

Already garnering support from the likes of Skrillex, Jack Beats, Gorgon City, Tchami, Salva, 12th Planet, AC Slater, Sinden, Plastician, and Xaphoon Jones to name a few, Petey Clicks is poised to hit hard in 2015.

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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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