A 2-day, Ableton Live intensive, to enhance your live show,
expand your skill set, and help you get and keep the gig.
November 8, 9 2019
Austin, TX

Know you're doing it right | Grow your skill set | Apply your knowledge

Wish there was a better way?

  • Stuck spending hours getting your live set ready for the stage?
  • Always feel “locked-in” to the song arrangement?
  • Not sure you’re doing it right?
  • Overwhelmed by the learning curve?
  • Need more than a video tutorial can offer?
  • Feel like technology is passing you by?
  • Wish there was a more efficient way?

What you'll learn...

  • How to use Ableton Live for clicks and tracks
  • How to use tracks and build sets in an efficient, flexible, stable way
  • How to create a stable, powerful playback rig
  • How to connect Ableton to your sound console (analog, Dante, MADI, etc..)
  • How to setup a redundant Ableton Live rig (including Dante redundancy!)
  • Learn how to use Ableton Live to host your keys sounds and integrate with external keyboards
  • How to connect and control almost anything with Ableton Live
  • How to setup and manage MIDI networks using iConnectivity gear and Mac Network MIDI

Gain Hands on Experience

Formatting songs, building a set, and using tracks on stage

Using Ableton Live for a hybrid Virtual/Hardware Keys rig

Connecting and Controlling software and hardware with Ableton Live

What makes Playback Academy Different?

This is not a lecture or passive class.

Playback Academy is a 2-day, hands-on workshop, focused on using Ableton Live on stage.

Immediately apply what you learn during the workshop with the on-site gear.

Get immediate feedback and coaching to ensure you’re doing it right.

Get years worth of experience, in only 2 days.

Playback Academy is for

  • Musicians
  • Playback Engineers
  • Music Directors
  • Worship Leaders
  • Audio Engineers
  • Producers
  • DJs

...And anyone who wants to learn to
use Ableton Live on stage.

About Will

Will Doggett is a musician, sound designer, and Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He is focused on helping people get from the studio to the stage and has spent years using Ableton Live with bands on stage. His focus has been on how to integrate Live with a band for backing tracks, keys sounds, and controlling lights, lyrics and video.

He’s been teaching others how to integrate Ableton into their setups since 2008 and has served as a Music Director, Creative Director and the Director of the Production Track at Ocean’s Edge School of Worship. He’s passionate about making complex things simple, and showing musicians how to integrate Live into their workflows


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1901 E. 51st St. Austin, TX


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Playback Academy will run from 10am-5pm, November 8 & 9th 2019. Lunch is included in your registration.


*only 20 tickets available


$ 999
  • 1 All Access Pass to Playback Academy
  • Lunch included
  • Swag Bag

EDU and Group Discounts Available. Contact Us

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Playback Academy

A 2-day, Ableton Live intensive, to enhance your live show, expand your skill set, and help you
get and keep the gig.

November 8 & 9 2019
Austin Texas