Ableton Live Certified Trainer San Francisco

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

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: Native Instruments, DJ Shadow, 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 several projects that revolve around Ableton Live and advanced controller configurations:

GravityTerminal – dark, cinematic electronic creation/design/performance.

Planetary Cymatic Resonance – a musical project based on tunings calculated from natural frequencies found in our universe like the movement of planets or the resonances of molecules.

Sonic Sadhana – live electronics and acoustic instrumentation merged with nada yoga and sound meditation.


  • Live performance design and audio technology consulting
  • One-on-one private training
  • Online instruction and distance learning
  • Group workshops and specialized master classes
  • Live performance and DJ training
  • Studio engineering and audio production
  • Sound design
  • Instrument and Effects programming
  • Live Sound Meditation