Timo Preece

Timo Preece

Timo Preece (Certified Ableton Trainer, ProTools Expert) is an accomplished audio technologist, multi-media consultant, sound designer and electronic musician. He graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and a Masters in Sound Design at 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. One of the world’s first certified Ableton Live trainers and longstanding AVID Protools Expert, Timo is a skilled and versatile educator who integrates real world experience and cutting-edge techniques to his approach. He has developed curricula for several renowned training centers and was director for sound art courses at Ex’pression College and Pyramind. Additionally, he conducts skills oriented workshops and master classes internationally and teaches online audio technology courses. Currently, Timo lives in Berlin and works as a freelance sound designer, audio consultant, producer and performer. He writes audio technology articles for Ask.Audio and develops sound design training videos for MacProVideo. Musically, Timo has several projects that revolve around Ableton Live and advanced controller configurations: GravityTerminal- Dark cinematic electronic creation/design/performance... Planetary Cymatic Resonance- 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 practices.

Articles by Timo Preece

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Why Everyone is Talking about Superbooth + Andreas Schneider Video Interview

Superbooth16 refused to be defined as either an exhibition, cultural event, or synth gallery. It was all the above and more. Never before have we experienced music machines in such an exciting way.

Review: SubPac M2, Wearable Sub-Bass Audio System

The SubPac M2 has been getting lots of attention and with good reason. Forget the concept of listening to weak bass in your headphones, The SubPac M2 let's you experience deep bass in your body.

Review: BioTek: Organic Synthesizer Virtual Instrument

The new BioTek virtual instrument from Tracktion is not your run of hybrid synth and sample-based software offering. It's truly unique as Timo Preece discovers in this in-depth review.

Review: Polyphylla Max for Live Additive Synth

So, you're looking for an unusual, inventive, additive synthesizer? You use Ableton Live? Then Mellisonic's Polyphilla (Max for Live instrument) should be on your radar! Timo Preece checks it out.

Staying Creative: 8 Things I Learned From Ableton’s Loop Conference 2015

Timo Preece, Ableton certified trainer and writer for Ask.Audio, experienced the recent Loop event at Ableton HQ in Berlin. Aimed at the creative musician, this event left quite an in impression!

Review: Elektron Overbridge Brings Software Convenience to Analog Hardware

As good as analog music hardware is, it's not simple or convenient to integrate in a studio setup. Elektron's aims to change this with the free Overbridge software for its Analog series machines.

Review: VERSUS DJ Controller by Magda, NYMA & Faderfox

Ever find a piece of gear is almost what you need but lacks a few small but significant details? Magda, NYMA & Faderfox's VERSUS is a handcrafted high-quality DJ controller you should explore.

Creative Sequencing Techniques: Using Push & Ableton Live to Control Elektron Analog Rytm

Ableton Live, Ableton Push, Analog Elektron Rytm. All three are capable and great by themselves. But, what happens when you sync them all together? Timo Preece gets inspired in this tutorial.

Music Controllers: To Map or Not To Map?

Are you distracted by too many choices when it comes to mapping your MIDI controller to your DAW? Exerting too much effort on non-musical tasks? Timo Preece explores auto and manual mapping in-depth.

Strategies for Bridging Studio and Live Performance

Interested in taking your studio-based compositions and turning them into live performance ready tracks? Timo Preece is here with some helpful workflow and layout suggestions.

Using Ableton Push and Drum Racks to Control External Hardware

Working with external hardware instruments is something we covered recently in Noah Pred's illuminating walkthrough article. Now, Timo explores how Ableton Push can be used to control outboard gear.

Preparing a Custom Live Music Performance Setup

Cables? Laptop? Check. So, you may have the gear, but have you planned the actual performance itself? Ableton Certified Trainer, Timo Preece, shares his brainstorming techniques to help your next gig.