Music hardware and software giants Ableton and Novation are joining together for a series of workshops premiering in Los Angeles and San Francisco next week. These training courses, known as The Live Beat Series, are led by certified Albeton Live trainer Thavius Beck, and will primarily focus on working with Ableton Live 8 and Novation’s Launchpad and SLMkII controllers. Also milling about will be product specialists and hands-on product demo stations for guests to toy around with, not to mention giveaways from both companies. The finer details of the event are listed below.

Tuesday, March 16 at 7pm
Scratch DJ Academy LA
2324 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thursday, March 18 at 7pm
832 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107