Intro to Music Production & Ableton Live




3 sessions, 9 hours total // $110, or $70 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)


Performing Arts, Film

Intro to Music Production & Ableton Live

Expand your music performance and composition methods with this in-depth introduction to the multifaceted software, Ableton Live, taught by composer-producer Alexandre Klinke!

3 sessions, 9 hours total // $110, or $70 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)

Session 1: Sat, May 19, 1pm - 4pm
Session 2: Sat, May 26, 1pm - 4pm
Session 3: Sat, Jun 2, 1pm - 4pm

Prerequisite: General computer literacy (e.g., saving files, facility with a mouse and keyboard). No prior experience with Ableton necessary!

Ableton Live is one of the top music creation and performance platforms available. In this workshop students will be introduced to the fundamentals of audio recording, MIDI sequencing, mixing, and sound synthesis. They will learn how to use the tools in Ableton Live to produce music, experimental sound pieces and create their own synth patches.

Participants are asked to bring their own headphones; or may otherwise contact beforehand to reserve a pair.

Participants may bring their own MIDI controllers, but are not required to do so.
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Alexandre Klinke ( is a Brazilian music composer, producer and sound designer for TV & film, based in Vancouver, Canada. With background as a jazz and classical guitarist, his work as a composer reflects an eclectic style that ranges from orchestral to electronic, jazz and rock. As a solo artist, he is heavily inspired by the harmonies and intricate rhythms from Brazilian music. He is also an Instructor at the Digital Music Production Program at Langara College, in Vancouver.

Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!