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NYC Ableton User Group Meetup November: Inspiration

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Greetings Ableton enthusiasts of New York,

We are super excited to announce our November User Group meetup will be at Garnish Music Production in Brooklyn on Saturday November 4. This meetup is open to all types of producers, songwriters, and music makers and is open to people of all levels of Ableton proficiency. The topic of this meetup is inspiration and we will discuss how to find inspiration and tips for how to start making a song. Here's a list of presenters:

Matthew Wang - Story:

21 year old songwriter/producer/composer Matthew Wang has worked in many facets of the music industry. Having teched for bands including Coheed and Cambria and the Foo Fighters, written music for ads and TV, and interned a

t Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions studio, Matthew is now working on pop songwriting and pitching songs for other artists. He will be discussing approaches to storytelling as a means of starting songs.

Shareef Islam - Inspiration From Sound:
Shareef Islam has donned many hats within the music industry. Many know him as a respected music producer and educator. In a conversation with Dubspot Radio’s Pozibelle (a.k.a. Kristen Glennon), Shareef talks about his early days. He takes us back to when he was a dancer, his entry into the world of music production and DJing, self-education, and teaching. He also talks about the inspiration and motivation behind this performance mix, which utilizes audio samples from the 1978 film “The Wiz.” Originally produced by Quincy Jones “The Wiz” features an array of music luminaries including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Ashford & Simpson, etc. The result is a superb hip-hop reinterpretation and homage to a beloved film.

Dan Freeman / (C0m1x) - Inspiration From Structure:
Dan Freeman (C0m1x) is a bassist/keyboardist/producer based in Brooklyn. He's lived in NYC for the past 12 years and has been fortunate to work with world-class artists and producers. He's played venues ranging from underground Brooklyn loft parties to Carnegie Hall, and performed nationally and internationally on four continents. He began using Live in 2006 with his current project Comandante Zero, a bass/drum/laptop electro-funk duo that integrates live instruments with laptops running Ableton Live.

Ben Casey - Ableton Live 10 Walkthrough
Ben is the east coast rep for Ableton and he will be sharing some Ableton workflow tips and discussing cool ways to use the new version of the software.