Intro to Ableton w/ Mitchell Owens [11/04]

In this workshop, sildenafil will we explore the basics of Ableton Live. The focus will be on the aspects of Live that set it apart from other Digital Audio Workstations. Topics will include the following:

– Basic setup and navigation of the Live interface
– Looping Audio and MIDI clips
– Launching clips in Session View
– Setting up Drum Racks
– Creating Audio and Instruments racks
– Assigning Macros within racks


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Mitchell Owens is a guitar player, sound designer, and electronic composer/producer from Durham, NC. He attended Berklee College of Music right here in Boston and has over 5 years of experience with Ableton Live producing and performing music under the moniker Subalias, as well as doing sound design and soundtrack composition for independent films and animations.

Subalias- Mitchell Owens

Mitchell’s music blends the organic and synthetic for a balanced fusion inspired by sample based Hip­-Hop, Downtempo, House, Funk and R&B. He believes in freedom of creation and expression and likes to cater to students’ specific needs in order to teach them the proper skills and techniques needed to achieve their musical goals.


How to chop vocals using Slice to MIDI in Ableton Live

Jason Petrin - Music Production Instructor

Quick tutorial from our music production instructor Jason Petrin on how to chop vocals using Slice to MIDI in Ableton Live. Watch him seamlessly create a perfect deep house track in minutes.

Want to learn Ableton but not sure where to get started? Come to a free introductory workshop on November 5th:

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Interested in learning more from Jason? He is available for group or private lessons. Drop us a line to learn more!

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EDM Sound Design w/ Justin Maribito


In this week’s workshop we are going to cover basic and advanced techniques for sound design within electronic music production. We will begin with an overview of the difference between actual synthesis of sounds compared to utilizing samples, along with the strengths and weaknesses of each. From there, we will dive into the four basic sound waves and where each fits in the average EDM track.

We will dive into oscillators, filters, modulation, automation and macros, with an ultimate goal of showing how to make different sounds for leads, bass, pads, and keys.


We will then get into into sample-based synthesis, where we will begin with using Ableton live’s Simpler and Sampler. Give a rundown of the different ways we can manipulate samples to our liking, and how to perform “sample-based synthesis”, which is the art of taking a sample and beefing it up enough for it to stand out in a track.

Finally, we will go over some common effects used on both samples and synthesized sounds. We will cover the basics of Unison Detune, Distortion, Delay, Chorus, Flangers, Phasers, Reverb, and many more.

At the end of this workshop you will have a flexible understanding of the different ways to create and utilize sounds in your songs. So let’s do it!

Eventbrite - EDM Sound Design w/ Justin Maribito

About the instructor:

Justin Maribito is an electronic music producer, singer, DJ and audio engineer from Boston. His passion for music stems from a young age, and he transferred this passion into music production in college after realizing how much can be made “in the box” with software. Justin was never a strong instrumentalist (though he plays guitar, bass and piano), so electronic music gave him the ability to express the rhythms and melodies that are always playing in his head.

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While he works in many different genres, Justin is mostly interested in creating hard-hitting and vocal-driven melodic dubstep that fuses essences of alternative and post-hardcore rock music. He is always pushing to innovate with his sound which he calls NuBass.

He is relentless in finding new and unique ways to explore music, both in production, mixing/mastering, and exposure. Justin has released over 20 tracks to this date and is working to release a new, self-titled EP in early 2017.

Want to know more about the DJ Program at MMMMAVEN? Drop us a line below and get a free introductory DJ lesson.

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