SSR London - Ableton Sessions


Ableton Sessions

SSR London - 11am to 5pm
We're delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Ableton for Ableton Sessions, a day of live and interactive Ableton workshops taking place at SSR in Manchester (28th March) and London (11th April).

This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Ableton Live and the Ableton Push instrument and there is something on offer for all ability levels, be it complete beginner or advanced user.

The event is completely free to attend, you just need to register a place via the form at the bottom of this page.

So, what's in store on the day?

Push Playground (All Day)
Come and try Push and Ableton Live for yourself. Road test the newest features under the guidance of Ableton Certified Trainers and Staff. Collect a free swag bag of Ableton merchandise before you leave!

Ableton Creative Clinic (All Day)
Confused by compression? Wondering how to warp tracks for DJ sets? Having problems getting tracks finished? Whatever your creative issue, stop by the creative clinic and get some expert 1-2-1 advice from an Ableton Certified Trainer. By all means bring your laptop and we’ll take a look at your project and help you to find a solution. Just make an appointment when you arrive at SSR on the day.

Ableton Sessions (Times as below)
A series of live workshops focusing on different topics and workflows for Ableton Live and Push users of all ability levels.

  • 12pm - Everything Is An Instrument - Ableton Live has some great tools for realising your musical ideas and inspiring your creativity. Record your guitar playing and transform it into an orchestra; hum a few notes into your laptop mic and turn it instantly into a synth bassline, tap a rhythm on the desk and create a classic drum machine loop. Certified Trainer Simon Lyon explores the creative possibilities with Live’s “Audio to MIDI” function. Session followed by 15 min Q&A time.
  • 2pm - Push Your Hardware To The Limit - There has been a huge resurgence of interest in hardware recently. Classic synths and drum machines are truly back in vogue. But did you know that you can play and sequence them using Ableton Push? Certified Trainer Michael Greig shows you how, taking full advantage of Push’s scales mode and using Push’s touch sensitive encoders to tweak parameters on the fly to capture a performance. Session followed by 15 min Q&A time.
  • 3pm - Live Looping With Bass Guitar - Many musicians from guitarists to beatboxers now incorporate live looping into their performances and Ableton Live has some intuitive tools for capturing and layering a live performance. Certified Trainer, SSR Tutor and bass guitar guru Simone Tanda shows you how to build a track in real time using these tools and techniques.
  • 4pm - From the Studio to the Stage - Live performance has never been more popular in electronic music. Here, Soma Records artist Petrichor (aka Simon Stokes) deconstructs his live set, revealing how Ableton Live, Push and other hardware instruments can integrate seamlessly on stage, enabling fluid, improvised performance on the fly.


If you have any questions about the event please contact SSR London on 020 7482 7067 or by email to

Maps and direction to SSR London can be found here.


Registrations are now closed for this event as we have reached capacity, sorry!
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