SXSW 2015 Recap: Dubspot + Ableton Present Ableton Spaces

In this series of video recap videos of SXSW 2015, we highlight our favorite moments during Ableton Spaces. Catch an inside look into a festival space of workshops, panels, demonstrations, performances, and games with Dubspot Instructors, Ableton specialists, Certified Trainers, and some of our favorite artists.

SXSW 2015

Dubspot + Ableton at SXSW 2015

Over the past three decades, SXSW (South by Southwest) has been building momentum as one of the most prominent art and technology events in the world. It’s a place where artists break new music, companies introduce new technology, and new alliances are formed for ten days each year in Austin, Texas.

Dubspot has been attending SXSW annually to present our unique brand of education, highlight our talented staff, and to get a taste of what’s new in technology, film and sound for the coming year. For SXSW 2015 we have assembled a team of educators, creators, and thinkers for a series of events including workshops, live performances, DJ sets, discussions, and more.

Dubspot @ SXSW 2015: Ableton Spaces Recap

Dubspot teamed up with our friends at Ableton once again during SXSW 2015 to host a day of workshops and panels at the Ableton Spaces. This video captures a series of workshops, demonstrations, performances, and an Ableton Trivia Game Show that took place over the two days at South by Southwest. All made possible by Dubspot Instructors, Live and Push specialists, Certified Trainers, and some of our favorite artists.

Next Level Status: Ableton Artist Panel Discussion w/ Kode9, Ikonika, DJ Spinn & Kastle

In this video, Ableton artist panel participants including Kode9, Ikonika, DJ Spinn, and Kastle talk about how recent developments in digital technology are giving musicians more tools than ever to express themselves in new ways. These tools are allowing creators to push production and performance to new heights, and they are redefining how we can manipulate sound. In a world with so many options, how do you find a unique workflow that allows you to express yourself creatively? Dubspot and Ableton present a panel discussion hosted by Adriano Clemente and Dan Freeman on live production and performance techniques that will touch on workflow, collaboration, and getting out of a creative rut.

Group Therapy: Ableton For Live Performance w/ Dan Freeman

In this video, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Dan Freeman demonstrates how to integrate Ableton Live 9 into a live band performance setup. Dan takes us into his live performance setup and talks about incorporating remixing and DJ techniques in a live band performance, syncing drums to Ableton, processing instruments and vocals live, and looping audio clips. In addition, Dan shares tips on integrating Ableton into a band context and live performance with the Ableton Push.

Jam with Yourself: Ableton Push for Song Creation w/ Decap and Adriano Clemente

In this video, Dubspot Instructor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Adriano Clemente and Producer/Push user Decap demonstrate how to build beats from scratch with Ableton Live 9 and the innovative new Push controller. The two talk about beat creation, adding and manipulating instruments, working with effects, improvisation, arrangement, incorporating external hardware, and having fun with Push.

Ableton Trivia Game Show @ SXSW 2015

In this video, Ableton guru’s partake in an epic battle of Ableton wisdom during this interactive game show at SXSW 2015. Watch as fellow enthusiasts show off their Ableton knowledge in this Jeopardy-meets-Price is Right[-ish] style trivia game.


South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference and Festival

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the SXSW Trade Show: The Exhibition for Creative Industries and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.


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.

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