Advanced Ableton Sessions – AES Edition – Oct 17th

Hello boys and girls! After a nice, hot, summer full of dancing, it’s time to get back to work on new tunes. With the Audio Engineering Society (AES) show just around the corner there will be even more producers in town then usual. Why not get together and show off some tricks, hear some beats, and have some drinks.

The next installment of our Ableton Advanced Users Meetup is taking place on Thursday October 17th, the same day AES kicks off in NYC.

Ableton Advanced Users Meetup Thursday October 17th Presenters:


DJ Kiva
Brooklyn based artist and founder of record label Adios Babylon, DJ Kiva will demonstrate Generative Beats with Max4Live. The addition of Max4Live to Ableton 9 adds many new tools for generating beats, chords, and melodies and he will show some of his favorite methods for generating abstract new musical ideas using it. Also an Ableton Certified trainer, Kiva currently teaches music production at Manhattan music school Dubspot.


Brian Jackson
Brian recently completed writing a book for Cengage Learning, which includes a chapter dedicated to creative process. Using Ableton Live’s core feature set, he is going to demonstrate techniques that should interest every electronic musician – whether dealing with a creative block, looking for some additional inspiration, or simply for fun. Brian will give you some ideas on how to: 1) find interesting sounds that are hidden in unexpected files already on your computer, 2) quickly generate parts and variations, and 3) how to easily generate ideas with collaborative methods coveted by key 20th century avant-garde artists. These ideas, and much more, are in “The Music Producer’s Survival Guide: Chaos, Creativity, and Career in Independent and Electronic Music“ [due out November 13th, 2013].


Emch from NYC’s Subatomic Sound System performs as a DJ, solo electronic artist, and also as the band leader for dub legend Lee Scratch Perry’s live band. This past year he has toured in India, Europe, and across the US including Coachella, Red Bull Music Academy, and Dub Champions Festival. He is also an instructor at Dubspot and will demonstrate using Ableton and Traktor simultaneously with a Novation Remote MIDI controller to take advantage of the strengths of each programs in various live performance contexts whether as a DJ or incorporating mics and live instruments.


Ben Casey
Tekserve audio wizard and resident presenter Ben Casey will talk about some important tips and tricks to make sharing your tracks and collaborating with musicians [no matter where they are] a breeze. Keep track of all your mixes and samples and enjoy the global music scene.


Thomas Piper
Artist, songwriter and Ableton ninja Thomas Piper will provide the soundtrack throughout the night featuring songs from his upcoming album.


Get in on the action and RSVP now and stay tuned for the forthcoming full details.
The Ableton Advanced Users Meetup
Presented by Shocklee & Tekserve
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Tekserve + NYC Electronic Music Producers Group + Devotion Learn + TechCamp +
Thursday, October 17, 2013
@ Tekserve
119 West 23rd Street
[between 6th & 7th Avenues] New York, NY 10011
RSVP: – All music creators are invited to join us.
We’ll be live streaming it here 7:00-9:30 EST / 4:00-6:30pm PST / 1:00-3:30 CEST – tune in & join the chat!

Drinks to follow nearby.