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Leicester Ableton User Group – Live 10 Meetup

Join us for our first official meet up of 2018 as we show off the new features in Live 10 which is being released in February.


Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Towers will be on hand to guide you through some of the new features of Ableton Live 10. This workshop will include techniques for composition and performance with a focus on some of Live 10’s new devices, workflows and Push integration. more details on the upcoming release of Live 10 can be found here:

We are also very please to invite James Kelly along for a very special workshop:

As a turntablist for the last 15 years, James Kelly’s music explores the remixing of vinyl using DJ scratch techniques for the creation of new music. James will discuss how he takes influence from both Hip hop turntablism and experimental music practices when approaching the turntable for composition and performance. The workshop will explore locked grooves in DJ’ing and composition. A locked groove on a vinyl record is a closed groove, which traps the turntable needle creating a short repeating passage. They have been used by a range of artists from the Musique concrète of Pierre Schaeffer to the Detroit Techno of Jeff Mills. Participants in the workshop will experiment with mixing locked groove records and creating new locked grooves, by placing stickers onto existing records causing the sound to loop.

Check out more of James’ work here:

After both workshops, we invite you to take part in a Link jam. Simply bring your Link enabled devices, plug and and get your groove on. What is Link? Details here: 

Saturday 27th January 2018
14:00 – 17:00

52a Market Place,

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Leicester Ableton User Group Presents SECOND STOREY


Join us for the first official Ableton user meet in our new home ‘R10’. Situated in the centre of Leicester City, R10 is a new creative space for music technology enthusiasts.

This event is open to everyone, whether you are a beginner with Ableton Live or an experienced user, all are welcome.

It gives us great pleasure to present our first special guest to R10, Second Storey who will be demonstrating how he uses Ableton Live, Push and external hardware.

You can read Second Storey’s bio here:

And follow him on social media/check out his work with these links:

Also on the night:

Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Towers will be demonstrating how to integrate Ableton Live with a modular synth set up.

We will also run a Link Jam towards the end of the evening so feel free to bring your gear along and get involved, or just check out what’s going on.


Some images from the Make||Sound festival we held in Leicester. A week long exhibition at the High Cross featuring my Asteroids Installation, followed by a very special Ableton event with Dennis DeSantis, Mad Zach, Bandish Projekt, Ned Rush, Jesse Abayomi and Jon 1st.

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4th Leicester Ableton User Meet

We are very excited to announce that we will be joined by Chris Calcutt, UK product specialist for Novation/Focusrite.

Chris will be demoing the latest Novation products, and how they integrate with Ableton Live.

Remixer/Producer/Sound Designer Stevee B will be going through some mastering tips and techniques in Ableton Live. Check his stuff out here

Usual Ableton demos and performances will take place too. Want to get involved/show your stuff? Thats what its all about, just get in touch.

Join the event here