Dan Freeman (CØm1x)

  • New York City NY United States

Dan FreeMan (CØm1x) is a producer, bassist, and music technologist based in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Harvard University, he came to New York to be a session bassist. As a bass player he has performed with such artists as Angelique Kidjo and the B-52’s.

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Dan’s played throughout North America, South America, and Europe, in venues ranging from underground Brooklyn loft parties to Carnegie Hall. He also played keyboards for the RCA Records’ indie rock group Stellastarr*.

In 2008, he formed the electro-funk digital music and art collective Comandante Zero (CØ). CØ developed techniques for fusing live acoustic instruments with laptops running Ableton Live and created their own unique hybrid set, as well as serving as the backing band for various artists including Polina Goudieva and Virgin Records’ artist Xavier. They also worked with Grammy-winning producer Bob Power on their first E.P 'Slouching Towards Babylon'.

Currently, Dan has a production studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn, where he mixes, remixes, and writes for film. He also performs a unique 'live production' solo set where he creates heavy electro funk grooves in real time using Ableton Push.  

Dan is an Ableton Live 8 and 9 Certified Trainer and senior instructor at New York City's Dubspot, where he teaches electronic music production and heads Dubspot International.

He has held Ableton Live and production workshops at events, festivals, and universities worldwide, including Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), SXSW, Sonar, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Santiago (Chile), Copenhagen, and the University of Caldas (Colombia). He also runs the Dubspot/New York City Ableton User Group.

Dan offers Ableton training at his studio in Brooklyn and specializes in production and using Ableton Live for performance with bands, vocalists, and acoustic instruments.

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