Pioneers of Production

We have successfully completed our Pioneers of Production Course here in Ibiza with Ableton Certified Trainer Phelan Kane (MSc, MA, PGCert).

His credits include sources as diverse as Placebo, Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Moby, Snow Patrol, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros.  In 2006 he completed an MA in Audio Technology from the London College of Music, University of West London and became one of the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in the world in 2008.


Audio Mogul Ethos

The course provides an opportunity for intermediate musicians to engage in a unique, intimate and tailored learning experience. Driven by a methodology on creative mindful practice and underpinned by a high quality diet, unique cacao and coffee from sustainable sources, our leaner’s are guided through a course that focuses on enhancing their individual creativity and unique artistic vision. Emphasis is placed on a wider holistic view of their creative process with the overarching aim of empowering them to creative novel, unique and expressive works of music via bleeding edge technology.

Scheme of Work

Day 1: Introduction & Creative Programming Techniques

Day 2: Synthesis Techniques

Day 3: Synthesis & Sampling Techniques

Day 4: Max For Live

Day 5: Sound Design & Mixing Techniques (including half day at Metrica Studios)

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Creative learning, Synthesis, Max for Live and Sound Design with Ableton Live

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Private Training Facility Ibiza:

The Pioneers of Production music course is hosted in the heart of the island surrounded by nature and woodland pines. Ideal for working on music production without interruption. Our organic menu for the week has been crafted by Gavron McKenzie to induce creativity and help with focus and attention to detail.. We use locally sourced products in all our meals, served every day on the course including our speciality coffee and chocolate for creative output, thought processing and computation.

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Health and Well Being

We have concluded working with computers and music software can lead to creative block with possible detrimental effects such as depression and anxiety. When using natural products such as coffee and cacao the caffeine can help increase focus and attention to detail and theobromine reduces anxiety and helps with commitment to the task at hand. When making music sat for long periods of time the mind can wonder and be distracted, our CBD helps maintain the focus you need when combined with Audio Mogul chocolate and coffee. Set and setting are everything including taking regular breaks, nature walks and community culture. Our attention has been focused on this and we have developed a course, menu and products to help combat the pressures of modern living and musical creative output.


We have been working closely with chef and Ibiza DJ Dave Mun to create a menu that increases creativity based on our intensive research using local produce and organic vegetables in all the meals. Our partnership with Machina Coffee and Forever Cacao have led to our own unique brand of coffee and chocolate available on the course.


Course Testimonies

“Usually, I love coffee aroma though, I don’t want to take the caffeine to affect my blood pressure, the ‘Audio Mogul’ coffee effect was very slow and tender, it kept my concentration for the music and learning, especially with Forever Cacao chocolate. I have consciously eaten for almost 20 years, I regularly drink “chicory coffee and cacao latte” ( with nut milk), before my musical work, also sometimes adds raw chocolate or dark chocolate etc. I have evidence from my experience that cacao or dark chocolate is good for the concentration, ‘Audio Mogul’ coffee and chocolate are definitely a good combination for music work or any kind of creative work.”

Hideyo Blackmoon (performance artist, Tokyo, Japan)

“I found the Audio Mogul coffee and chocolate bars to be really beneficial in the studio, giving me that focus I need without the usual coffee crash either. A fantastic compliment to those long music making sessions.”

Clint Lee (DJ Ibiza)








Audio Mogul

Blogger, Ableton Coach, Coffee Connoisseur and DJ.

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