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We're hosting a series of free events between October and December 2019, bringing together a handpicked line-up of artists and industry experts. Totalling 80 events, the series will feature live performances, DJ sets, workshops, seminars and hackspaces.

Browse the listings below and make sure you sign up via Eventbrite to bag your ticket. Keep an eye out, we're announcing more events every week...

Tuesday 15th October - 4pm-7pm
Novation London // Find Your Sound

Join us in London for an evening of music-making, live performance and an exclusive screening of our new Found Sound: Journeys documentaries.

Wednesday 16th October - 6:30pm-10:30pm
Novation London // Ampify Sounds

Come and join us to celebrate the launch of Ampify Sounds - the sub-brand and sample label for our sister-brand Ampify Music. Discover everything you need to know about the new label and meet the producer behind some of the best sounds from Ampify, Lee Malcolm. 

Thursday 17th October: 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // Synthesis: Tetris Chords

Alex Godfrey (Novation) presents a synthesis workshop using Scale Mode on Launchpad Pro to voice chords. Why Tetris chords? Because they use similar shapes!

Thursday 17th October - 7pm-11pm
Novation London // Lates: Headliner Mag Takeover w/ Majestic & L U C Y

In collaboration with Headliner Magazine and in our first 'Lates' event of the series, we present a night of music from two producers/DJ’s at the top of their game, providing a darker look at electronic music from two multi-genre artists.

Friday 18th October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // Live Performance: Seminar with Alex Jann

Alex Jann (Novation//Censor) presents a seminar showing you how to seamlessly move your studio sessions into the live environment.

Saturday 19th October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // New Creator: Getting Familiar with Live

In this 90 minute workshop John Holt, Novation Content Creator, gets you started with Ableton Live, showing you how to make a drum beat with a bassline/melody over the top.

Sunday 20th October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // Making Beats: Making a track from scratch with Launchpad

Presented by Simone Tanda, one of the finest Ableton Live Certified Trainers, this Making Beats masterclass will show attendees how to get full access and control of Launchpad.

Tuesday 22nd October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // Hackspace: Launchpad Playground (ages 10+)

In this half-term special, Novation's Head of Product Innovation, Dave Hodder, presents a workshop suitable for children showing Launchpad in a different light – not only as a music making tool, but a flexible, programmable controller.

Tuesday 22nd October - 5:30pm-7pm
Novation London // Hackspace: Launchpad Playground

As a repeat of today's earlier event, Novation's Head of Product Innovation, Dave Hodder, presents a workshop showing Launchpad in a different light – not only as a music making tool, but a flexible, programmable controller. 

Wednesday 23rd October - 5:30pm-7pm
Novation London // Making Beats: House music with Enrique

In this 90 minute Making Beats Seminar. Enrique will talk you through his beat making process, showing you how he gets from the point of initial inspiration to building a house track.

Thursday 24th October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // Synthesis: Using Hardware Synths Live

Novation's Enrique will demonstrate how he uses his synth setup live with Ableton. Enrique will take you through his gear, his workflow and how he gets the most out of Ableton in a live environment.  

Thursday 24th October - 6:30pm-8pm
Novation London // Beats and Bytes Special: Live Q&A

Beats and Bytes is a series of Livestreams dedicated to empowering you to be better at the things you love to do. In this special edition, Enrique makes a guest appearance for us in London, answering your questions live – join us in person or via YouTube.

Friday 25th October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // Live Performance: Seminar w/ Enrique

To be confirmed...

Saturday 26th October - 1:30pm-3pm
Novation London // New Creator: Introduction to Sampling

In this 90 minute workshop Novation Content Creator, John Holt, gets you started with the world of sampling to help you get started on your journey to making electronic music.

Tuesday 29th October - 5:30pm-7pm
Novation London // Learn: Hackspace – r_cycle: creative coding w/ Pure Data

Mario Buoninfante, Novation's Senior QA Engineer & Researcher, explores the world of creative coding and digital art, presenting r_cycle, an open source project that implements old and new generations of the ubiquitous Novation Launchpad.

Wednesday 30th October - 5:30pm - 7pm
Novation London // Learn: Making Beats – Making Beats with Launchpad

Novation's Alex Godfrey presents an interactive workshop introducing and demonstrating different techniques for creating and developing beats with Launchpad and Ableton.

Thursday 31st October- 1:30pm - 3pm
Novation London // Learn: Synthesis - Tetris Chords

As a repeat of the previous seminar on Tetris Chords, Alex Jann (Novation/Censor) presents a synthesis workshop using Scale Mode on Launchpad Pro to voice chords. Why Tetris chords? Because they use similar shapes! 

Friday 1st November- 1:30pm - 3pm
Novation London // Learn: Live Performance - Synthesisers and Sequencers

Deciding on an approach for taking a setup from a bedroom studio to a stage can be a difficult process and detract from preparing what to play, rather than how to play it. The aim of this event is to present and demonstrate solutions to help streamline the transition to live performances.

Saturday 2nd November- 1:30 pm - 3pm
Novation London // Learn: New Creator - Getting Familiar with Live

As a repeat from his previous workshop on 19th October, John Holt, Novation Content Creator, gets you started with Ableton Live, showing you how to make a drum beat with a bassline/melody over the top.

Sunday 3rd November- 1:30pm - 3pm
Novation London // Discover: Talks - Xylo Aria

Join producer and founder of Music Production for Women (MPW), Xylo Aria, for an introductory session into the basics of how to use Ableton Live, and learn about her own inspiring journey into music production as well as her motivations for launching the online learning platform, MPW.

Tuesday 5th November- 5pm - 6:30pm
Novation London // Learn: Hackspace – SuperCollider Workshop

Novation's Julia Laeger presents a SuperCollider workshop showing use cases beyond Ableton, giving you an insight into an interesting music programming platform whilst having fun with MIDI.

Wednesday 6th November- 5:30pm - 7pm
Novation London // Learn - Ampify Event: Against the Blocs Wave

In this event, three of our Ampify content creators will be tasked with making a track in 10 minutes using just Bloc Wave.

Thursday 7th November- 1pm - 2:30pm
Novation London // Learn: Synthesis - Expressive Sound Design

Our Novation team, plus some exclusive guests, will be demonstrating how you can take your setup from studio to stage.

Friday 8th November- 1pm - 2:30pm 
Novation London // Learn: Live Performance - Live Programming

In this session music director Tom Cane will explore practical control of Session and Arrange in Ableton Live with Launchpad to augment performances requiring internal and external automation.

Saturday 9th November- 1pm - 2:30pm
Novation London // Learn New Creator - Introduction to Sampling

As a repeat from his previous workshop, Novation Content Creator, John Holt, gets you started with the world of sampling.

Sunday 10th November- 1pm - 2:30pm
Novation London // Learn: Live Performance - Launchpad Mini in Jazz

Join us as Mike Flynn runs through his process for creating sessions within Ableton Live suitable for instrumental improvisation in a live environment. Mike Flynn and Matt Telfer will also perform some of their new material.

Tuesday 12th November- 5:30pm - 7pm
Novation London // Discover: Talks - Touring w/Tech: Building Reliable Rigs

MD, Touring Audio Engineer and all round tech nerd, Oliver Waton, leads a talk on getting the most out of your setup; identifying issues, and fixing the things that just don’t work.

Thursday 14th November- 1pm - 2:30 pm
Novation London // Discover: Talks Xylo Aria with Rhiannon Mair

Alongside some of our favourite organisations and charities, we invite you to a series of talks and Q&A sessions around thought provoking topics surrounding music making, technology, the industry and beyond.

Thursday 14th November- 7pm - 10pm
Novation London // Lates - Xylo Aria & Kayla Painter

Xylo Aria and Kayla Painter will both perform a live set at this event.