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Intro to Music Production & Ableton Live

VIVO Media Arts

Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

Intro to Music Production & Ableton Live

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Regular rate 19 May 2019 $115.00 $5.02 $6.00
VIVO Producer Member rate
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19 May 2019 $85.00 $3.97 $4.45

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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!

9 hours total over 3 sessions // $115, or $85 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)

Session 1: Sat, May 4, 1pm - 4pm
Session 2: Sat, May 11, 1pm - 4pm
Session 3: Sat, May 18, 1pm - 4pm


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

One extended subsidy is available for this workshop:


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

Bring your own headphones; or otherwise contact several days beforehand to reserve a pair, as available.

Participants may bring their own MIDI controllers, but are not required to do so.


 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.

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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!


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VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3G9

Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, 18 May 2019 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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VIVO Media Arts

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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