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Ableton Intensive

Sharpen your production skills, improve your workflow, and network with fellow producers in an Ableton Live Intensive led by Dot (Kate Ellwanger) of Unspeakable Records and Team Supreme. 

This weekend workshop is designed for producers with 1-2 years of experience with Ableton Live who are looking to learn new creative strategies and take their artistry to the next level. 

Note: If you are a beginner and still getting familiar with Ableton, do not be deterred! All levels are welcome, and we are happy to send a list of suggested reading and tutorials to help prepare you for the workshop. 


Topics will include:

  • Workflow: developing efficient habits

  • Signal Processing: ear training with EQ and compression

  • Sound Design: an intro to synthesis with Analog and Operator

  • Keep It Moving: essential shortcuts and timesavers

  • Get Unstuck: creative strategies and challenges

  • One-on-one artist mentoring with the instructor


Dates: January 14th & 15th

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Unspeakable HQ in Los Angeles (address sent upon registration)

Level: Intermediate (1-2 years experience suggested, beginners also welcome)

Tuition: $225 (nonrefundable)

Required materials:

  • Laptop with Ableton Live Suite

  • Headphones

  • Notebook

  • Portable MIDI Controller (optional)


How to apply: send an email to including your name, phone number, a link to your soundcloud page, and brief statement on why you make music.


About the instructor:

Dot (Kate Ellwanger) is a producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. She is a member of beat-collective TeamSupreme, founder of Unspeakable Records, and has taught music production and composition at critically-acclaimed institutions including The Los Angeles Recording School, Dubspot, Point Blank, and Garnish. Learn more

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