Zaak Kerstetter is an audio production teacher, DJ, and artist who produces downtempo cinematic bass music under the moniker Zenotope.
- Portland OR United States
His musical journey began while playing guitar in punk bands in high school and continued to develop while living in Japan where he became involved in and heavily influenced by the underground noise music scene in Osaka. With an appetite for the absurd and admiration for the subversive undertones of underground communities he continued to experiment with soundscapes, hardware synthesizers, and sequencers, finally stumbling into Live while living in New York City.
He was immediately attracted to the non-linear workflow and breadth of possibilities that Ableton Live made possible in his creatives endeavors. Within six months of discovering Ableton Zaak moved his life to San Francisco, CA to attend Pyramind’s Audio Production school where he graduated from their core program. He went on to teach as a faculty member at Pyramind as the Live 101 and 201 instructor.
Currently, Zaak is the lead instructor and program director of the Ableton Music Production(AMP) program at Ableton certified training center KMG in Boulder. Zaak is the organizer of the Boulder Ableton Live User group which meets every month. When not teaching Zaak is actively involved in producing, and performing his original music and geeking out over his custom live performance setup.
- Private lessons
- Classes at KMG in Boulder
- Live performance setup consultations
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