Producing and Performing Electronic Music with D.V.S.*
Join us for a 3-day workshop (June 17-19), exploring the vast territories of producing and performing electronic music with Ableton Live. The class will be hosted by advanced Ableton producer and guitarist/ educator D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten).
Lesson formats will vary between group activity and one-on-one attention with D.V.S*
Material requirements: Ableton Lite or higher installed on a CPU, headphones. Midi controller is helpful but not required.
Tickets and COSM Event Page:
June 17th – 19th, 2015
Registration Price – $250
Full Workshop Price – $315 (includes meals)
Early Bird Price – $215
*Class comes with a Flash drive containing lesson materials, presets, samples, templates and more.*
Production topics producing include:
Various approaches to electronic sub-genres
Creating powerful bass lines
The art of sampling and sound design
Mixing and mastering (making your tracks pop!)
Creating racks and presets
Understanding the harmonic spectrums
Performance topics include:
The art of improvisation
Midi controllers and their uses
Live sets vs. DJ sets
The use of dummy clips
Setting up hot keys
The zen of looping
Creative exercises include:
The art of remixing
Scoring to video
Shadowing song forms
Life lesson topics include:
Uncovering your style/ sound
Daily practices for cultivating creativity
Finding work in a saturated market
D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten) is a guitarist, producer, and educator based in Austin, TX. D.V.S* is an active Ableton artist in the production, performance, and educational fields.
He has presented throughout the United States, including official Ableton events in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Miami. D.V.S* was one of 3 initial artists in the world to debut the Popular Science Award Winning “Guitar Wing” by Livid Instruments.
Recent career highlights include an official remix of Bassnectar’s “So Butterfly”, the scoring of a Sundance documentary, an EP release on Emancipator’s Loci Records (Comfort Zone), and a collaboration with Random Rab on the track “Blast Off.”
In 2009, the guitarist/ producer began releasing solo material and touring nationally. In 2013 his remix of The Beatles’ “Because” broke the top 5 on Hype Machine, and finally gained the producer international attention.
As a diverse performer, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts Big Gigantic, Tipper, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Tycho, EOTO, and Lotus.
Label releases include Amorphous, Soulection, Loci, 1320 records, Pretty Lights Music, Gravitas Recordings, Cantora Records, Yoshi Toshi, Daly City, Electronic Music Magazine, and Dub Lab.
There are nine guest rooms in Grey House, singles and dorms. Fine hotels in a range of prices are also located minutes from CoSM.
Hospitality Coordinator, Maggie Keller, can help with accommodations. firstname.lastname@example.org; 845-297-2323 x 104; M-F 10-6