Ableton and Native Instruments as well as Arturia and others will be hosting a series of free seminars alongside live performances from notable artists at the Old Truman Brewery in London's fashinable Brick Lane from the 2nd to the 5th November.
Here's how the organisers describe the event.
"We Are Robots is an innovative new music festival curated with the consideration of future global music scenes. As well as an exclusive collaboration with our good friends at Rough Trade, We Are Robots will be joining forces with some of the biggest names in the music industry, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of music."
Different parts of the exhibition have their own ticket prices but access to Ableton's workshops is free on a first come, first served basis. Access to the main festival site is also free though you will need a ticket, which you can get by signing up here.
Highlights of Ableton's programme include:
Thursday 2nd November
11:00 - 12:00: Discover Ableton Live with the Producergirls –
Producergirls is a collective of music producers who run free DIY music production workshops for girls around the UK. This one-off session is open to anyone - come along if you are a complete beginner looking at how to get started making beats. Led by founders E.M.M.A. and Nightwave
12:30 - 13:30: Ableton Live under the radar - Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi takes us on a journey through some of the hidden features and workflows that make Live so fast and intuitive.
15:30 - 16:30: Simon Stokes - Just one synth! - Certified Trainer, Artist and owner of Shoogle Studios will show how to create every sonic element of your track using only one of Ableton Live’s built in synthesizers. An excellent opportunity to learn how to get so much more from Live’s devices.
17:00 - 18:30: Learn to Link: Make Music Together - Learn how to bring your ideas together with other music makers and jam like a band. From basic Apple/Android apps to synchronizing a room full of computers and other music making devices, these sessions will provide you with a clear overview of what is and how to start your own, “Link jam.”
Friday 3rd November - Education/Student Day
11:00 - 12:00: Ableton Live under the radar - Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi takes us on a journey through some of the hidden features and workflows that make Live so fast and intuitive.
Saturday 4th November
11:00 - 12:00: Dr Milton Mermikides - Ableton Live meets the Classical Guitar - Continuing with more sonic experiments, Milton will conduct a workshop and walkthrough of a classical guitarist’s performance routed into Ableton Live. Using the guitar as a sound source he will be manipulating and capturing sound in many interesting ways.
15:30 - 16:30: Chagall - Performing with the mi.mu gloves - Performance artist/Tech developer and music producer Chagall, breaks down her live show that combines the innovative mi.mu gloves and Ableton Live to create her amazing performances. Want to know how to make electronic music more visual and physical? Come along and find out how.
Native Instruments will also be running a series of events showcasing the company's new generation of Komplete Kontrol and Maschine products, and you can find out more about these via their Facebook page.