Ableton Live 9 – 101 by Lenny Kiser

Lenny Kiser gave us some great tips & tricks with Ableton Push at last night’s SF-EMM! On July 6th he will be offering an Ableton 101 Intro class over 4 days. This is a great opportunity to gain a full on understanding of Ableton production techniques from start to finish!

Don’t have Ableton 9? The class includes a free 30 day trial version!

For more details check out:

Picobots debut album Melanie Griffith released!

SF-EMM member Michael Falk has released his debut album as Picobots titled Melanie Griffith. The album embraces 80’s style production values featuring snappy bass lines, reverb drenched guitars, wailing saxaphones, layered vocal harmonies, synth drums and more! Picobots counts The Human League, early Depeche Mode, and John Carpenter and Vangelis film soundtracks among his influences.

Download the album now for free from Bandcamp.

4 channel mod goodness!

Have a listen to this funky oldschool 4 channel mod by our very own Louis Gorenfeld. Made with Milkytracker this tune uses a total of 4 mono tracks and pull off an amazingly full sound.

BRAss enSEMbLe mASsacRE (4ch MOD) by extentofthejam

You can grab the actual .mod file here to see how the track was put together. Make sure you use a tracker like Milkytracker, Modplug or an accurate player like CocoModx or Xmplay.

SF-EMM Summer Party


9pm – ILOVEDJREY (Indie Dance Music)

10pm – SSATOSHI (Progressive House)

11pm – LEWIS BROWN, JR (House)

12am – GIOVANNI ESCOBAR (Trance)

1am – QUALAFOX (Drum & Bass)

Come one and all to the first ever SF-EMM Summer Party!

Bring your friends down to an awesome event at the usual Hot Spot Bar at 1414 Market where we will have our very own DJs and musicians pumping out loud tunes from 9:00 PM ’til 2:00 AM. Yes, that’s right, we’re taking over this place for a whole night!

No RSVP necessary but let us know if you want to contribute music or do a set yourself: email

Let’s fill this bar!!!

RSVP on Meetup or Facebook.