Photo by  Dan Woulfin

Photo by Dan Woulfin

Photo by  Ashley Fava

Photo by Ashley Fava

Ableton Live Advanced User Group, New York City

Ableton Live Advanced User Group, New York City


Hi, my name is Brian Funk. I'm a musician, producer, songwriter, and Ableton Certified Trainer. I've played guitar, bass, drums, synths and sang in various touring rock bands. These days, I focus on my solo electronic set which allows me to take my experiments in the studio to the stage. I'm extremely passionate about sharing knowledge and learning from others. I began writing my music production blog in 2011. In 2013, I became an Ableton Certified Trainer and created a video course on Live Performance with Ableton Live. Since 2014, I've worked for Berklee College of Music, teaching the Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live and Ableton Live Techniques: Sampling courses. I began the Music Production Podcast in 2017, which explores the creative, philosophical, and technical side of making music through informal conversation.


My Work...

I love writing, teaching, and sound design. I produce Ableton Live Tutorials and lots of Sound Packs. I began releasing Free Ableton Live Packs in 2011 and so far there are over 150. As an Ableton Certified Trainer, I've given many lessons and seminars, covering every stage of the production process. I'm currently teaching Ableton Live for Berklee College of Music. My blog is where I do most of my writing, but I also love to contribute to other publications. I also host the Music Production Podcast

Some Accomplishments:

  • 100,000+ mailing list subscribers

  • 2,000,000+ YouTube views

  • 2,000,000+ website views

  • 30,000+ website views per month

  • 15,000+ podcast listens per month



If you think I can be helpful to you, email me. Here's a short list of things I can offer.


My Music

I'm influenced by rock and roll, video games, early hip hop, punk, and electronica.  Some of my favorite artists are The Beatles, Neil Young, Nirvana, Aerosmith, and Neon Indian. Central to my songwriting is sound design.  I love sampling sounds, turning them into playable instruments, and running guitars and synthesizers through various pieces of electronic equipment. My live performances consist of mixing and composing songs on the fly, while playing live instruments and singing.  Because I draw on influences of yesterday and today, I like to describe my sound as "futuristic, yet nostalgic."

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