Ableton Live Certified Trainer San Francisco

Timo Preece (Certified Ableton Trainer, ProTools Expert-Berlin, Germany) is an accomplished audio technologist, multi-media consultant, and electronic musician. He graduated with a bachelor or arts degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and earned a MSc in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

From conceptualizing and building cutting-edge setups for audio/visual performance to offering inventive solutions for composition, production and technology integration, Timo has worked with a wide variety of sound enthusiasts, companies and world renown artists including: DJ Shadow, Materialized, BassNectar, Micky Hart, Lotus, Livid Instruments, Ableton, Beats Antique, Keith McMillen, MacProVideo, AVID, ElectronicCreatives, Pete Sears, Count…

One of the first certified Ableton Live trainers and longstanding AVID Protools Expert, Timo is a skilled and versatile educator who integrates real world experience and leading-edge techniques to his approach. He has developed curricula for several renowned training centers and, before moving abroad, was director for sound art courses at Ex’pression College and Pyramind. Currently, he writes for AskAudio magazine, conducts skills oriented workshops and master classes internationally and teaches online music technology courses for Foothill College.

Musically, Timo has two projects which revolve around Ableton Live and advanced controller configurations: GravityTerminal, dark cinematic electronic creation/design/performance and Lucid Mechanism, a stylistically expansive electronic band.


Live performance and DJ

Live performance design, DJ and audio technology consulting

One-on-one private training

Online instruction and distance learning

Group workshops and specialized master classes

Studio engineering and audio production

Sound design and Instrument/FX programming