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Heinrich Z.
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I was one of the first 4 Ableton certified trainer's world-wide and have been re-certified several times since. You can find my CT profile on the Ableton website. I started the first US Ableton curriculum at the legendary Dubspot in NYC, where I was also teaching for 8 years, both in the physical school and online. i've been teaching Ableton at a private music studio since 2017 where I co-wrote the curriculum. As a long time electronic music producer I'm familiar with Logic, Po-Tools and I'm also a Native Instruments specialist, having created curricula for sound design with Komplete and Maschine at the above schools. Over the years I worked in many musical style, from hiphop to house, techno, synth wave and downtempo bass music styles, having been an active artist/producer with major label credentials myself since the beginnings of electronic pop music while also collaborating in the studio with many artists. I speak English, German, French and also some Italian.
About Heinrich Z.

I was one of the first 4 Ableton certified trainers worldwide and have been re-certified several times since. I started the first US Ableton curriculum at the legendary Dubspot in NYC, where I was also teaching for 8 years, both in the physical school and online. I've been teaching Ableton at a private music studio since 2017 where I co-wrote the curriculum. As a long-time electronic music producer, I'm familiar with Logic, Po-Tools and I'm also a Native Instruments specialist, having created curricula for sound design with Komplete and Maschine at the above schools. Over the years I worked in many musical styles, from electro to hip-hop, house, techno, synth wave, dnb, and downtempo bass music styles, having been an active artist/producer with major label credentials myself since the beginnings of electronic pop music while also collaborating in the studio with many artists. I speak English, German, French and also some Italian.

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Heinrich is an excellent teacher! Your study is customized to whatever level you need. He answers all questions and provides positive input. I had a very basic knowledge of Ableton and it is much improved now having studied with him. Thanks, Heinrich!

Posted Jun 8, 2021
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Heinrich is a great teacher and a great person! He knows so much and is so enthusiastic and patient while teaching. He has a lot of experience and he is a warm-hearted person, definitely the kind of person you wanna spend your time with :-)

Posted Nov 12, 2020
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Teacher's Studio

Heinrich was hands-down one of the best music instructors I've ever had. He has such a celebrated history as a producer and engineer, yet he still remains humble in the teaching environment with his students. He also adapts to specific learning styles and knows how to get through to you if you have difficulty with a particular topic or module. He's also a geuine, great guy - once you are his student he has no problem helping you or giving you advice long after his course is completed. To this day my brother and I still consider him a friend and a mentor. Highly highly recommended!

Posted Aug 26, 2020

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Experience
Instructor, Curriculum Design
Feb 2017 - Present
Private Music Production, Brooklyn
Specializing in Ableton Live and NI Komplete. In person and online.
Instructor, Curriculum and Course Designer
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Dubspot
Specializing in Ableton Live, NI Komplete and Maschine. In person and online instructor.
Artist/Producer
Sep 2002 - Apr 2006
Independent
Working in Berlin with SupaDj Dmitri (DeeLite) and Elisa Burchett and DJ Mitja Prinz
Engineer/Producer
Mar 1994 - Jun 2002
Bleeker Studio
Specializing in midi recording, audio editing, sampling and synthesis (StudioVision, ProTools, Logic) Clients: JayZ, Coolio, Phoebe Snow, Curtis Mantronik (Freeze Records), Sam Sever(MoWax) Basscut (Pow Wow Rec/Profile/TimeWarner UK Publ.Ultra)
VP
May 1989 - May 1994
Spike Records
Studio Manager, Engineer, Producer, Artist
Artist Producer, Basscut
May 1989 - Jul 1992
Ten/Virigin
Member of Billboard charting electronic music duo Basscut. https://www.audiospandrel.com
Producer Engineer
Aug 1985 - Jul 1988
Canal Sound NYC
Midi and Synthesis/Sampling engineer working with NYC artists: Sam Sever/3rd Base (Def Jam), Book of Love (Sire) Marty Rev (Suicide), Arto Lindsay, Stuart Argabright(Dominatrix), Rammellzzee, Phase2, Biilie (Timmy Regisford) and many more..
Engineer/Producer
Jun 1983 - Jul 1984
Delgado vs Masterplan
Studio project with GabiDelgado (DAF)
Artist/Producer/Performer
Oct 1979 - May 1983
AboriginalVoices
With Swiss Synth Wave pioneers Aboriginal Voices (RecRec/Crammed Discs)
Guitarist/Composer
Jun 1976 - Mar 1979
Nasal Boys/Expo(EpicRec)
Founding member and performer at major label Swiss Punk/New Wave band.
Education
Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics BA
Jun 1973 - Jun 1978
UHZ University, Zürich
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Ableton Live
May 2007
Ableton GMBH
I've been certified several times from 2007 to 2019 https://www.ableton.com/en/certified-training/heinrich-zwahlen/
Affiliations
ASCAP
Jan 1990
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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