J Street Media Center Audio Workshop: Intro to Ableton Live
Intro to Ableton Live: Sunday, October 14, J Street Library, 1pm - 3pm
Ableton Live is digital audio workstation software. While it’s best known for its use in the creation of electronic dance music, beatmatching and DJ mixes, Live is also a great tool for composing and arranging. Additionally, a new generation of sound designers is employing Live in theatrical settings. Notably, Ableton Live is also be used by artists to create real-time mixes/loops for use in live music performance.
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the main features of the software. You’ll gain an understanding of audio workflow in Ableton Live, as well as do some hands-on mixing of audio, and create your own remix.
Ableton Live is used by a diverse range of musicians, composers, and performers including Flying Lotus (Electronic/Experimental), Deadmau5 (Electro-House), Kaskade (DJ) Laura Escudé/Alluxe (electronic musician/producer/sound designer) Vijay Iyer (Jazz Pianist/Composer), Ian Pai (Fischerspooner/Blue Man Group), DJ Krush (Hip Hop), Jamie Lidell (singer/songwriter) Brian DeGraw (Gang Gang Dance), and Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails).
Instructor Bio: Sarah Pak ('15) is passionate about all things music related, and has been using Ableton Live since high school as a composing, remixing, and live performance DAW (digital audio workstation). Last year, with Austin Jackson ('15), Sarah co-founded the Princeton Producers Incubator (PPI) a supportive community of electronic music producers who meet regularly to workshop each other's work and help each other grow as artists. For more about Sarah's music, you can visit her on YouTube, and SoundCloud, and follow her on Twitter.