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Event Details

Sat 08/11/18

Ableton User Group Meetup #4

This is the FOURTH official Ableton User Group Milwaukee meetup.

This is a 21+ event.

Itinerary below (times are approximate)


2:30 – Organizers and performers setup the backroom with the club’s sound engineer.



Check in and sign-up for “Show Your Project” and make sure to scoop a name tag. Before starting the demos, attendees will have a chance to introduce themselves, talk briefly about their musical background, and how long they’ve been using Live.


3:00 – 3:30 – “Sampling Guitars”
[30 MINS]
demonstration by Martin Defatte

In 2004, Martin began using Ableton to create instrumental hip-hop as a break from a career in visual design while living in a small town. Since moving to Milwaukee, he’s played bass in a few punk bands, started the Triple Eye Industries record label and now he’s produces for an alternative noise-rap group.



3:45 – 4:30 – Demystifying the Mastering Process
[45 MINS]
demonstration by Justin Perkins

Justin Perkins, award-winning Producer and Mastering Engineer Justin owns Milwaukee-based Mystery Room Mastering. He will discuss mix techniques, file preparation and what mastering can and cannot do.



4:30 – 5:15 – “Norf: The Legend of Hotboy Ronald: deconstructed”
[45 MINS]
demonstration by Q the Sun of New Age Narcissim

Kiran, a very talented producer, musician and youth mentor will show how he uses Ableton in his live sets, with a breakdown of some of his production on a record he recently produced, Lorde Fredd33’s “Norf: The Legend of Hotboy Ronald”


5:30 – 6:00 (time-permitting) – Show Your Project

Group members may present their Live projects and get feedback from the group. If there are a lot of presenters, we should keep these short. Make sure to sign-up when you get to the meet-up, and we will go in that order until we run out of names, or until the club kicks us out of the back room.


6:00 – ? – Drinks and socializing in the bar. Stick around for the live show. There will be an early show from 6-10 and a late show afterward. Busy day at the club.

If anyone needs to eat before or after the event, check out Palomino (next door). They can cater to meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike. A quick jaunt up the street will lead you to Vanguard, Honey Pie, and a few other Bay View restaurants.


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2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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