I create sonic experiences through creative learning.

Costas Papa Ableton Certified Trainer

About Me

I am an Ableton Live certified trainer, educator, sonic artist and media business consultant. Usually i make dark minimal techno with dub undertones and am continually reinventing my sonic identity while keeping an eye on developing trends.

I have designed and conducted courses and modules since 2007, in various disciplines such as electronic music production, synthesis, recording, sampling, DJing, and mixing and mastering, as well as performing with Live.

Based in Dubai, I provide music production training for industry professionals, beginners and hobbyists alike. The programs consist of technical and creative practices with Live, Max for Live and Push. In addition, I frequent as a guest lecturer at various schools and universities throughout the United Arab Emirates.

Am also the founder of Granular, an academy that provides a platform for collaboration between artists at both local and international level. Additionally, Granular operates as a label that develops, guides and nurtures up and coming artists in the region and abroad. Granular Academy hosts ~bimonthly Ableton sessions in Dubai to offer artists the opportunity to express their artistic vision and connect with industry professionals. Sessions are offered in English, both online and in the form of meet-ups.

I have been a Live user since version one and am constantly exploring the world of Max for Live and interactive audio visual installations. I do a bunch of consulting, both in media and traditional business. Am mostly pro-digital


We are Dubai based, and expanding our network across the region. We are also digital and online 24/7 for your learning pleasure.


Al Quoz & Barsha Area.

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Learn through my blog

Read my story with Beyerdynamic headphones,

3 proven (sort of) benefits to making music.

3 ways to learn Ableton Live on your own.