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Photo by Ashley Fava

Ableton Live Advanced User Group, New York City

Ableton Live Advanced User Group, New York City

About Me

Hi, my name is Brian Funk. I make music under the name AfroDJMac. I'm a musician, producer, songwriter, and Ableton Certified Trainer. I've played guitar, bass, drums, synths and sang in various touring rock bands. These days, I focus on my solo electronic set which allows me to take my experiments in the studio to the stage. I'm extremely passionate about sharing knowledge and learning from others. I began writing my music production blog in 2011. In 2013, I became an Ableton Certified Trainer and created a video course on Live Performance with Ableton Live. Since 2014, I've been teaching the Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live Course for Berklee College of Music.

 

My Work

I love writing, teaching, and sound design. I produce Ableton Live Tutorials and lots of Sound Packs. I began releasing Free Ableton Live Packs in 2011 and so far there are over 125. As an Ableton Certified Trainer, I've given many lessons and seminars, covering every stage of the production process. I'm currently teaching Ableton Live for Berklee College of Music. My blog is where I do most of my writing, but I also love to contribute to other publications.

Some Accomplishments:

  • 100,000+ mailing list subscribers
  • 1,000,000+ YouTube views
  • 1,000,000+ website views 
  • 30,000+ website views per month

 

Services

If you think I can be helpful to you, email me. Here's a short list of things I can offer.

  • Seminars, Workshops, and Lessons
  • Live Performances
  • Sound Design (Sample Packs, Game/Film Music, etc.)
  • Gear Review, Advertisement, and Development
  • Writing

 

My Music

I'm influenced by rock and roll, video games, early hip hop, punk and electronica.  Some of my favorite artists are The Beatles, Neil Young, Nirvana, Aerosmith, and Neon Indian. Central to my songwriting is sound design.  I love sampling sounds, turning them into playable instruments, and running guitars and synthesizers through various pieces of electronic equipment. My live performances consist of mixing and composing songs on the fly, while playing live instruments and singing.  Because I draw on influences of yesterday and today, I like to describe my sound as "futuristic, yet nostalgic."

Contact Me @ AfroDJMac@Gmail.com