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Ableton Live (Part I - Introduction) - CANCELLED


Ableton Live is a flexible, powerful yet intuitive program for making and producing music, both at home or in the studio with a computer as well as with other instruments and groups of musicians on stage and in live situations.


Please note: the exact same workshop will be held on the day before, Saturday June 2, too!



This beginner's workshop, held by product specialist and electronic music producer Andri Søren (sonøren), will take you through the essentials of Ableton Live from the ground up, through a mixture of presentations, group exercises and individual instruction so that you will be able to navigate your way through the software confidently and start making music.


Workshop overview:


Live has recently been updated to version 10.  New features related to navigation and workflow will be covered, as well as useful items for beginners and professionals alike, such as capture (pre-recording) and a look at the creatives features of the new instruments and devices.
- Introduction to Ableton Live: principles and concepts
- Working with samples & synths
- Using effects
- Recording and editing Midi (notes)
- Recording and working with Audio (recordings)
- Making a track using the arrangement view
- Principles of using the session view
- Moving between the two views and their advantages
- Basic mixing principles in Ableton Live
- Recording Automation
- Exporting your track


Rocklab is providing each participant with a computer equipped with Ableton Live. As this an introduction workshop for beginners, participants don’t need any prior knowledge or skills about Ableton.


The workshop will be held in English.


At Rockhalstudio

Sunday, 3 June 2018

From 14h00 to 18h00

Fee: 25.-






About Andri Søren:


Andri Søren performs and produces music, spanning the genres from house and techno to soundtracks and soundscapes, going in-between bright, low-tempo synthpop to dark, driving electro and dark, lush ambient electronica as sonoren.  Of Icelandic/Scottish origin, Andri is currently based in Brussels; the vibrant, chaotic and contradictory capital of Europe and Belgium, where he is busy organising club nights and concerts as well as performing and producing. Performances are often completely improvised, based on an ever-developing live set into which years of synth-hunting, techniques and ideas have gone. Learning to play the piano and the violin from an early age, and once a tenor in a choir, the impulse behind live performances are to enjoy as much as possible the possibilities of improvisation and experimentation, employing the incredible versatility of ‘digital’ performing techniques and tools such as step-sequencers and modulation automation together with the analogue through the playing and performing of various instruments; sampled, synthesised, or sung.  It is the moment of making, of creating which is key. Andri has performed at venues across Europe, including Iceland Airwaves, Beursschouwburg in Brussels and will speak at TEDx on the 14th of March.  He also teaches music performance and production, and is a product specialist endorsed by Ableton and has a popular Youtube channel.  Lastly he is a co-founder of FTRSND, a collective of like-minded musicians located at the AB in Brussels, working together on curating, promoting and sharing good music.



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