ADE 2020: Ableton to host workshops and masterclasses during ADE


Ableton will host five workshops and masterclasses, led by artists including Rachel K Collier, Giacomo Piscitelli and Sebastian Mullaert. They will showcase the latest kit as well as the classic Ableton range, with the artists demonstrating their working processes, performing, and getting into Q&As with the online audience. The Ableton gear program is free to access and is set to run throughout ADE's livestreaming program.

Push Live performance masterclass (Rachel K Collier)

Rachel K Collier

Date: 21 Oct at 12:00 – 13:00 CEST

In this workshop electronic producer and performer Rachel K Collier will break down how she uses Push 2 to perform live on stage. She will walk you through her Ableton live sets highlighting the different techniques she uses to perform and sharing some tricks and tips along the way!

Sebastian Mullaert gives a detailed break down of his live set up

Sebastian Mullaert

Date: 22 Oct at 12:00 – 13:00

The masterclass begins with a detailed break down of his live set up, where the artist shares insight into the various possibilities of software and hardware combinations catalysing creativity. In a second part Sebastian will walk us through musical elements from his modern classical project Natthall. He will proceed with a short live performance demonstration, in which he illustrates methods that encourage a rich experience while improvising, strategies specific to mixing electronic music with live sounds and collaboration with other musicians.

Jean-Paul Grobben: Introduction to Max for Live

Date: 22 Oct at 15:00 – 16:00

Max for Live is a great way to extend Ableton Live with very useful and inspiring abilities. In this presentation Jean-Paul Grobben, who is an Ableton Certified Trainer from Amsterdam, will take you through some of the use cases for Max for Live. He discusses both basic and advanced use cases, as well as give an idea about how these devices work on the inside, and how you could start building something yourself. If you’ve always been curious about Max for Live but not sure what it is, what it is for, or how it may be useful to you, then this should be a great starting point.

Giacomo Piscitelli: Making a techno track with field recordings.

Date: 24 Oct at 12:00 – 13:00 CEST

Giacomo will make a techno track with samples provided by Beeld&Geluid (Sound&Vision)- Hilversum. You can download a free sample pack with these sounds and much more. They are royalty free and you can use them for your own productions.

Sounddesign with Ableton Operator Camiel Daamen

Date: 25 Oct at 15:00 – 16:00 CEST

A full tutorial about sound design using only Operator. Camiel Daamen explains in 45 minutes how he creates a kick, bass, hats, snare, pad, and a lead with Operator. Along the way he explains various topics about sound design and about music production in general. Dive into the world of sound design and learn how to create your own sounds.

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