[Asheville] DJ'ing and Performing with Ableton Live
This workshop is a comprehensive introduction to using Ableton Live, with a focus on DJ'ing and performing. By the end of the 4 hours, you will know how to put together a live DJ set in Ableton, and be primed to perform! Learn how to prepare tracks, mix, as well as discuss gear recommendations and music industry advice.
No previous knowledge is required. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and get hands on help throughout the workshop, so it's suggested that you come with a laptop that has Ableton already installed and running, and a pair of headphones. If you're interested in attending, but do not know if you want to purchase Ableton, you can install a free 30 day trial from the Ableton website: https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/
The workshop is 4 hours. Advanced ticket sales are encouraged in order to send you the materials needed for the workshop. Please arrive 10 minutes early to set up your computer so that we can get started on time!
Advanced tickets are $30 for women and students, $40 general admission, $35/$45 at the door.
More about WALA:
Hailing from the bass factory of San Francisco, WALA blends a sexy, worldly quality into the scintillating sounds of Glitch-Hop and Dubstep. She takes dancefloors on a kinetic journey from massive crunk to cultured bhangra--and every planetary highway in-between--while staying true to bass culture's grimy foundations. This has propelled the tiny purple haired producer to esteemed status and has sent her to festivals and clubs all over the country.
After colliding with Bass Music amidst the dusts of Burning Man in 2005, WALA immersed herself in the edm and festival culture of the West Coast, and in 2010, after a little push from her now close friend and mentor, ill.Gates, she left her career as an anthropologist to follow her musical roots. Fueled by a passion to encourage others to engage with music on an emotional level and possessing a musical background dating back to when she was just six years old, WALA quickly established a following in the West and beyond. With a heavily stamped passport and an arsenal of seven spoken languages, she has developed an eclectic musical style infused with Indian percussion, heavy bass, and glitched middle-eastern samples.
WALA's first EP, KaliKutta, was highly acclaimed with an anxiously anticipated second release, Smoke Sutra, due to be released in mid April. She has shared the stage with the likes of Minnesota, Freq Nasty, ill.Gates, GRiZ, Grammatik, Marty Party and more. She has performed at events and festivals such as Electronic Forest, Burning Man (setting a personal record of 17 sets in five days in 2012), Lucidity Festival, and many others across the globe, with a lot of exciting plans for the future.
WALA is currently touring, creating new music, and offering workshops in Ableton Live 9. Her cat, Harley, likes to sing along to her music when she's home producing. Harley isn't a good singer. He's also a little irked that WALA is on the road so much, but he's a cat...so he'll get over it. For more, visit www.WalaMusic.com
31 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801