Ableton Live digital audio workstationWorkshops Wednesday at the School of Creative Arts will explore the Ableton Live digital audio workstation.

Workshops to explore software music sequencer

DJs Justin James and Anthony Gomez will demonstrate the digital audio workstation Ableton Live in a pair of free workshops Wednesday in the Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts.

The software is designed as an instrument for live performance as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering. One of the first music applications to automatically beatmatch songs, it offers a suite of control for crossfading and other effects.

The October 17 workshops are part of a tour of events on university campuses across North America:

  • A 2:30 p.m. session is exclusively for UWindsor students and will explore some of the more advanced possibilities of music production with Ableton software and hardware.
  • A 5:30 p.m. session is open to the general public and will offer a more general introduction to making music with Ableton Live. Attendees are required to register via Eventbrite.

Both are set for the Multimedia Studio, room 107, in the centre at 360 Freedom Way, and promise door prizes and other giveaways.