DubSpot & Ableton present 'Live 8 U.S. Sessions Tour' Kicking Off in San Francisco : May 7-10, 2009

DubSpot, New York City’s forward-thinking electronic music production and DJ institute is coming to San Francisco! We're launching a nationwide 8-city tour, designed to teach, first-hand, the magic of the most revolutionary piece of music production software on the planet, Ableton Live 8 and it's first dedicated controller, the highly anticipated Akai APC40! Participants learn through a unique series of interactive workshops, live performances, and engaging Q&A's with a diverse pool of talented artists as your instructors.


Journey with Jon Margulies, DubSpot instructor & author of Ableton Live 7 (& 8) Power!, Music Supervisor Barry Cole (Blue Mountain Music Publishing, Spot Music) and Dub Gabriel(Universal, Warner Brothers, Destroy All Concepts), Christopher Willits (Overlap/Ghostly/12K), Jason Short (Auralism), Matt Moldover (Warper NYC, LoveTech SF), and more.

Please let us know if you'd like us to visit your city: Chicago, Austin, LA, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle...

To Register or obtain more Info, please go to: www.dubspot.com/pages/abletontour.jsp

SAN FRANCISCO : MAY 7 - 10, 2009


"Ableton In the Studio": Creating Music with Live
Explore essentials such as Live's interactive session View, and timeline-based Arrange View. And dig deeper into new innovations in version 8, such as the upgraded Warping Engine and Groove Pool.

12-1:30 Dub Gabriel: Session View
Remixing, Mashing & Jamming Gabriel is an experienced producer and musician with remix commissions from well over a dozen internationally known artists. He will demonstrate how to work effectively in Live’s revolutionary Session View, and use this to efficiently manage and manipulate the components of your track.

2-3:30 Jason Short: Beats, Bass & Beyond
Jason will outline, discuss and demonstrate what it takes to create a minimal techno track from scratch, as he has done hundreds of times over the past decade for either his label Auralism or any one of his past collaborative projects.

4-5:30 Jon Margulies: Arrange View
The Final Mix Jon Margulies is the author of the two latest editions of Ableton Power, the definitive user manual for the program. In this session he will demonstrate how to put the finishing touches on your track, including polishing and refining your arrangements and automation in addition to tying up other loose ends that often get forgotten or overlooked.

6-7pm Barry Cole: 'My Tracks are Banging Now What?'
Music Supervisor for over 60 Films and manager of a publishing catalog with over 15,000 songs from Bob Marley to Justice, Barry will discuss ways to protect and monetize your tracks, music publishing and royalties, digital distribution and licensing your music for Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising.

'Taking Ableton on Stage': Performing with Live.
If performance is what you're interested in, we'll be covering the basics of setting up a quality DJ set and beyond - hybrid DJ/Live PA sets, setting up MIDI controllers, live effects control and the highly anticipated Akai APC40!

12-1:30 Christopher Willits: Live for Instrumentalists & Vocalists
With over 15 releases in 7 years, Chris has been instrumental in redefining the roll of the guitar in the digital age. In this session he will demonstrate how Ableton can manipulate guitar and vocal recordings to create musical compositions never before possible.

2-3:30 Jon Margulies: DJ / Live PA
Hybrid Sets with the Akai APC40 Jon will be back for another session, this time demonstrating the capabilities of Ableton in a live PA or DJ hybrid setup. He will focus on using the Akai APC40, the most revolutionary Ableton controller on the market.

4-5:30 Matt Moldover: Controllers & Performance
Known as the "godfather of controllerism," Moldover is famous for building, hacking and playing controllers with virtuosic skill. See him show off some of his favorites, and demonstrate a variety of methods for effectively incorporating hardware of many different kinds into your set.

6-7pm Special Guest Performance

*Price: $225 for all 8 Workshops! Or $125 for a single day.
RSVP & Questions: info@dubspot.com.
Location: To be announced.

EVENING EVENTS : At night there will be live performances by internationally recognized artists of the highest caliber, along with FREE Ableton Public Clinics.


FunkAid Nationwide Release Party!

Featuring Afrolicious and Dubspot's DJ Obah @ Elbo Room (647 Valencia St). Dubspot's first nationwide philanthropic project, this party will celebrate the first release in a series of compilations all designed to promote awareness and raise funds for African children affected by the AIDS crisis. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to charity. www.funkaid.com

Ableton Free Public Clinic #1

Robotspeak (589 1/2 Haight St) at 6PM


Ableton Free Public Clinic #2

Guitar Center (1645 Van Ness Ave) at 7PM

Dirtybird Spring Pajama Jam
Justin Martin, Worthy, J. Phlip, Claude Vonstoke, Christian Martin @ Mezzanine (444 Jessie St.)


Dub Mission
@ Elbo Room (647 Valencia St) San Francisco's favorite Dub night for over a dozen years, whose resident DJ's include DJ Sep, Dub Mission's internationally respected founder, as well as J-Boogie. They will be performing along with DJ Sabbo, who will be making his Dub Mission debut. The party runs from 9pm to 2am.

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