Ableton Live is a real-time audio production tool that eliminates the boundaries between composition, performance, recording and sound design. This cutting-edge, award-winning software has quickly become the creative standard for electronic music composition, looping, and processing sound. In this class you will learn the basics of this amazing audio tool and leave the class inspired to create your own music. Students are encouraged to bring their own music to work with.
Students will learn-
- The Ableton Live interface - The Session and Arrangement Views
- The relationship between tempo and meter.
- Importing and looping pre-recorded sounds
- Creating compositions with scenes
- The use of Live Devices and Digital Signal Processing to make entirely new sounds.
- Recording loops for composition and live performance
- Setting up a session for live performance
Instructor: Christopher Willits
Time: 12- 4 PM
Location: The Dojo - 3435 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA*
Seats Available: 15
More Info at Overlap Education
*Remote attendance is available using Skype
Christopher Willits is a musician, artist and teacher based in San Francisco who believes that music and art can catalyze inner change. Willits focuses on meditative ambient electronic music created with guitar, immersive audiovisual experiences, and landscape photography, Awarded a masters in electronic music from Mills College, he has been dubbed ‘the Picasso of sound’, using his self-designed software tools to paint sound pictures with his guitar, crafting mesmerizing, intricate electronic soundscapes and lush audio-visual performances of weaving patterns, texture, and harmony. Willits creates immersive experiences of overlapping sound and light that speak to listeners on a spiritual yet down-to-earth level. His music on labels such as Ghostly International has garnered critical acclaim, sending him on continuous tours around the world for over a decade. Multiple solo albums and collaborations with the likes of Japanese legend Ryuichi Sakamoto and Tycho, have accounted for a diverse catalog with over 25 releases over the last 15 years. Willits is the founder of the creativity catalyst Overlap, and ENVELOP, a 3D immersive audio platform currently constructing a venue in San Francisco that is positioned to influence the future of music production.