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:

Next meetup featuring Dave Smith Instruments with Carson Day! Wednesday March 13, 2013!

It’s just a couple of weeks away! You MUST come to this amazing presentation featuring Carson Day of Dave Smith Instruments who will be demoing LIVE the all-new Prophet 12 polyphonic synthesizer. He will also have DSI’s Mopho x4 and a Tetra.

Come hear the demo, participate in the Q&A, and stay for the awesome projects from your own SF-EMM members. SPACE IS LIMITED, so RSVP now via our group:

More information:

Dimitri SFC’s presentation of Serge Modular synthesizers at SAE Institute SF

Here it is! If you missed the presentation of the amazingly flexible modular synthesizers from Serge you can now watch it here, and see the photos below too.

More information:

COA Modular:

Serge Modular Music Systems: (modular synthesizers)

SAE Institute SF:

San Francisco Electronic Music Meetup Group:

Serge Modular demo at the February 13th Meetup!

Dmitri from COA-Modular has agreed to come to our February 13th Meetup to discuss the Serge Modular and the workshops they are doing at Robotspeak on the third Saturday of every month (starting in February). This is a great opportunity to learn how to build your own Serge Modular and also hear what it sounds like and how these monsters actually work.

Here are some of the topics Dmitri will be speaking about:

– Why they call the 1970s Serge “The People’s Synthesizer”/Brief local history of the Serge Modular Synth.
– What’s so different or cool about The Serge ?
– What they offer at their workshops / how you can get one.

We look forward to seeing you there and don’t forget to bring some music your wrote to share. In the meantime check out COA-Modular at these links:

Intro to Renoise

At last nights meetup there was a lot of people using Renoise to produce music and an equal amount of people that had never heard of it or used it. Below is an introduction video to Renoise and you can also click here to see the main overview on the Renoise website.

Added bonus: Check out this article from Create Digital Music about artist Dkon and an album he did using only a Korg Poly 800 and Renoise.