DJ Kiva is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Ableton Certified Trainer, and founder of record label Adios Babylon. He has delivered his music through high energy performances and DJ sets through sound systems from Brooklyn to Tokyo.
DJ Kiva
DJ Kiva’s production and remixes have been released on such labels as Adios Babylon, Destroy All Concepts, King Tubby's Dub Heritage Foundation, Tommy Boy, and Kindred Spirits. His music has received airplay on BBC’s 1Xtra and Sirius Satellite Radio. He has appeared as a guest speaker & performer on Public Enemy founder Hank Shocklee’s Producer Panel at Remix magazine’s “Remix Hotel NYC” event. Kiva has toured extensively around the globe as live guitarist for hip hop groups “Shape of Broad Minds” and “Willie Isz” featuring Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob and has performed at such festivals as Sonar (Spain), Hove (Norway), Roskilde (Denmark), and Montreaux Jazz (Switzerland).

He has taught Ableton and music production to over 7000+ students worldwide, from novice producers just beginning to pursue the craft, to legendary top professionals looking to embrace new music technology. We welcome him to our family of trainers!

We selected Ableton Certified Trainer, DJ Kiva, to create courses for our websites and our partner sites. He is an independent trainer who has completed the Ableton Live Certification process and is officially recognized by Ableton and us for his accomplishment. He is not an Ableton employee.
Courses by DJ Kiva
  • Dance Music Styles 116
    Dub
    Dub music is all about good vibes, and so is the course by producer and multi-instrumentalist DJ Kiva! Watch it, learn, and get inspired to get your music to a higher level!
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  • Ableton Live 202
    Advanced MIDI Techniques
    Ableton Live's MIDI features truly offer limitless creative potential. Get deeper into Live, and explore advanced MIDI workflows and techniques in this advanced course by artist, producer and Certified Trainer DJ Kiva!
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  • Ask.Video Ableton Live Lab (Spring 2018)
    The Ableton Live Lab With DJ Kiva
    DJ Kiva knows how to get the most out of Ableton Live. Learn from his deep experience in this series of Live Labs. Bring your questions and get mentored by one of the most knowledgable Ableton Live users you'll find anywhere. View this Video On Demand (VOD) collection of DJ Kiva's Ableton Live Labs from Spring 2018!
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  • Ask.Video Ableton Live Lab (Winter 2018)
    The Ableton Live Lab With DJ Kiva
    DJ Kiva knows how to get the most out of Ableton Live. Learn from his deep experience in this series of Live Labs. Bring your questions and get mentored by one of the most knowledgable Ableton Live users you'll find anywhere. View this Video On Demand (VOD) collection of DJ Kiva's Ableton Live Labs from early 2018!
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  • Kiva's Drum Programming in Ableton Live
    Learn how to get inspiration easily using Kiva's secret methods!
    Ableton Certified trainer DJ Kiva is back to share a few of his favorite drum programming techniques for crafting beats in Ableton Live.
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  • Ableton Live 10: New Features Test Drive
    Take an exclusive look at the newest features as Ableton 10!
    In this workshop, we will take a look at Ableton’s new instruments, audio effects, and workflow refinements and how they can be used to unleash your creativity!
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  • Ableton Live FastTrack 304
    The Art of Drum Programming II
    In this 2nd, and more advanced, course of The Art of Drum Programming, Ableton Live Certified DJ Kiva reveals creative techniques for editing and manipulating beats. Watch this course, and get deep into the art of beat making!
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  • Ableton Live FastTrack 303
    The Art of Drum Programming
    Like everything in music, drum programming is an art. Join Ableton Live Certified Trainer DJ Kiva in this FastTrack™ course, and learn the secret skills and techniques required for laying down fantastic sounding beats… fast!
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  • Live 9 410
    Looping With Live
    With live looping, it's possible to create a full arrangement in real time, right in front of your audience or in the studio. In this course, Ableton Certified trainer DJ Kiva reveals everything you need to know to become your own one-man band using Ableton Live!
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  • Performing with Live 202
    From Studio to Stage
    Ableton Live is so much more than a studio tool… it’s the perfect software for live music performers. In this course, DJ Kiva reveals everything you need to know to to bring your music from the studio to the stage!
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  • DJ Kiva Builds a DJ FX Rack
    Building Custom DJ Effects Racks in Ableton Live
    Ready to supercharge your effects in your sets? Ableton certified trainer Kiva will take you through the steps to create your own custom multi-effects racks.
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  • DJing with Live 201
    DJing with Live Advanced
    DJ Kiva is back with an advanced look at DJing using Ableton Live. In this 18-tutorial live-action course, you learn how to make your “Live” set really takeoff! Kiva is quite the master, so watch and learn as he shares his DJing secrets!
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  • Warping Masterclass
    Warping in Ableton Live with DJ Kiva
    Learn the basic, and some of the more advanced, skills and techniques used to properly and efficiently warp a wide range of music in Ableton Live with certified trainer DJ Kiva.
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  • DJing with Live 101
    DJing with Live Essentials
    Ableton Live is the DAW for DJs. But where do you begin? What setup techniques and skills do you have to master? No worries because this introductory course by the acclaimed DJ Kiva explains it all! Learn from the best: DJ Kiva!
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  • Creative Music Studio Strategies
    Learn to think inside & outside the box in the studio!
    Learn to think inside and outside the box in the studio with your latest musical creations. In this workshop, Ableton certified trainer & Producer DJ Kiva takes you behind the scenes into the making of his new album “Swords of Wisdom”.
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  • DJ Transitions in Ableton Live
    Ableton Live: Studio To Stage Strategies
    Learn different techniques and styles for transitioning between songs during your next Ableton live performance and DJ sets.
    (0)
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