Vasco Ispirián

  • Los Angeles CA United States

A former instructor at New York’s prestigious, now-defunct Dubspot, Vasco Ispirian is an LA-based electronic engineer, performer, instructor and veteran DJ and producer with over a decade of experience in the studio and onstage. His DJ and production career stretches back to the early 2000s, following a precocious introduction to Madrid’s influential electronic music scene in the early 1990s.

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His studio work, both personally as an artist and professionally in parallel, has guided a path to his current mastery of both hardware- and software-based music creation techniques.

With beginnings as a student of classical guitar and involvement in various bands from an early age, Vasco Ispirian moved on to play at festivals and clubs worldwide, with an early peak as a main resident of The Room in Madrid for more than eight years and an appearance at the famed SONAR Festival in 2008. Vasco has released his own music prolifically since 2005 on a wide variety of labels, including TEAM, Dubhe, Lessismore, Pong and Playground Label. He has completed remixes for Minuendo, Redsonja, Alma, Unclosed and many others. Presently, he is focusing on his own label, Made in Green Records. These experiences, combined with his study of electronics in university, helped to develop his passion for music and technology. Since then, he has been deeply involved in music production and live performance, using computers, hardware and emerging technologies.

Vasco discovered Ableton Live in 2005 and it immediately became the centerpiece of his studio and live performances. Since 2008, Vasco has taught Ableton at Playground Studios, Microfusa and Inted Music School in Madrid, for groups or in one-on-one sessions in different languages. From 2014 to 2017, he taught at the renowned electronic music school Dubspot in Manhattan, and since 2018 has been based in Los Angeles, CA, where he teaches at Garnish Music Production School, Point Blank Music Production School and as a private tutor both online and in person.

Vasco offers general or customized courses for all skill levels, from beginner to expert, including techniques for DJing, sound design, arranging, music theory, recording, production, live performance and playback. He is additionally a master in NI Komplete, Logic, Reason, Cubase and eurorack systems. His main areas of expertise are sound design and live performance. Deeper sounds from techno, ambient and acid to drony landscapes and soundtracks are his primary areas of interest.

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