The Music PLAYBACK + Performance Design Program
For ASPIRING Ableton Live music techs ready TO IMPROVE THEIR CRAFT, NAVIGATE THE INDUSTRY AND START SCORING BETTER, HIGHER PAYING GIGS
Led by first ever Ableton Certified Trainer Laura Escudé, MASTERTRACK is the industry’s only program for Ableton Live nerds, Musical Directors, Touring Professionals, or Music School Grads willing to invest in themselves and their future career.
Designed to meet the needs of fluent Ableton Live users who are serious about a career as a music programmer or playback engineer, MASTERTRACK is a 2-week intensive program in Los Angeles, CA. You and Laura – along with working playback engineers – will learn next-level concepts, skills, and know-how to make an impact in the industry.
We work with: Kanye West, Logic, The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Kid Cudi, Charli XCX, Pentatonix and many more. For a expanded list of artists we support, visit the our Clients Page.
COURSE COMPONENTS + Schedule
LOCATED AT A TOP STUDIO SPACE IN LA, CALIFORNIA
HANDS ON TRAINING WITH LAURA ESCUDÉ AND
In this fast-paced first phase, you'll get a deep dive into modern music technology. You will become intimately familiar with our gear, learn software techniques for performance programming, and come to understand the scenarios that come with this job and lifestyle.
Here’s where we put proficiency into practice. We will be on stage and in studio, simulating every scenario. We’ll run rehearsals, build the tech, program it, troubleshoot it, and perform it. Work with real artist sessions, and learn how to fulfill every request that will come your way.
To qualify, you must have intermediate/advanced Ableton Live knowledge, be willing to invest in yourself and professional development mentorship, be both musical and tech/gear savvy, and hold yourself to the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
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interested in joining the next mastertrack session?
+ The Weeknd
"Working with EC has opened up a world where we can make the music/show for the biggest names in the industry. After training with Laura, I was set up for success in knowing I had the skills that would entail perfection with any artist. Giving the artist the calm mindset that the music for the show is in top hands and they can focus on other aspects of their show. Giving the ever growing EC a leading position in the playback/show designer world."
+ Charli XCX, Camila Cabello
“When I’m working with Laura and the Electronic Creatives squad, I feel the collective knowledge and support of the whole team around me. While using cutting edge techniques to facilitate an artist’s vision at the highest professional level, the sense of community within Electronic Creatives elevates the enthusiasm that drives excellence in this demanding field.”
+ Pentatonix, Iggy Azalea, Kid Cudi
"Being trained by Laura and EC gave me an elite level of insight into what it means to be the best in the field. Since completing my training and being put on the road, I’ve seen the world through music, and gained more confidence in my abilities than I thought was possible, all while knowing EC always had my back."
"When it came time to take my solo live set to the next level I was referred to Ableton Live sonic scientist Laura Escudé. Since she is a musician and producer herself, we started with her showing me some of her techniques and then I brainstormed and built upon those. This lead to a brand new way of performing for me, utilizing all kinds of new controllers and software, allowing me to be very improvisational. It was very easy to work with Laura because she gets what I do from an artistic perspective and has the technical knowledge to pull off my unconventional ideas. It was a pleasure for me to work with her and I will again as my live set continues to evolve."
Shirley Manson, Garbage
“I am known for working with a band of whizz kid producers, one of whom is a Grammy award winning legend. But who did we need to call when we were trying to figure out how to translate our record to the stage? That's right! A beautiful blonde slip of a girl by the name of Laura Escudé. She's hardcore, dude.”
Patrick Kelley, Cirque du Soleil
"I thought I knew Ableton Live until I met Laura. Turns out I had a lot to learn. She’s one of the first to actually certify some of today's best Ableton certified trainers. She can really help you put your act together."