Californian polymath Steve Nalepa is known for his vast and eclectic array of artistic collaborators. He’s a founding member of the esteemed beat collective TeamSupreme and a key node in the electronic music scene cultivated through years of creating music, producing events and mentoring many of today’s top artists in Ableton Live. Nalepa has published award-winning art books through the self-launched Dilettante Press, scored several feature-length documentary films, and set up touring Ableton rigs for artists including Drake and The Weeknd. He produces solo and collaborative work under the moniker Nalepa, creates audiovisual works with the project Airspace, and releases music and tours with his bandmates The Acid (Infectious/Mute).
Working at M-Audio and Ableton, Nalepa provided VIP support and software training for a multitude of high-profile artists. He is the Ableton Live telephone lifeline for a number of notable tech gurus. His music technology classes at Chapman University Conservatory of Music became a breeding ground for new talent, helping launch the careers of a host of rising stars. Nalepa also designed the Ableton Live curriculum for Dubspot’s online music production and DJ school where he taught for several years. Adept in ProTools, Logic and Reason as well, he’s been teaching Ableton Live for over twelve years, to newcomers and experts alike.