Hi, my name is Tom. I’m a music maker, sound designer and Ableton Certified Trainer. I’ve been making music since 2003 when I began playing the drums. I started using Ableton Live in 2011 and became a Certified Trainer in November 2013.
Over the years I’ve created a number of tools to use in my own music making, so I started ELPHNT (pronounced ‘elephant’) to share those with you. Every tool you’ll find on the Ableton Live Packs page is something I use in my own music, but I’ve tailored them to be adaptable to any style or workflow.
I’m also an educator and love sharing knowledge. I’ve worked as a session musician, sound engineer, sound designer, music producer, composer, graphic designer and VJ. This broad experience gives me a unique perspective on music making and I love sharing my expertise in tutorial videos and as a lecturer.
My YouTube channel currently has over 40,000 subscribers and more than a million views. My work has been featured on Ableton, Music Tech, ADSR Sounds and Point Blank.
I give regular workshops at events across the UK and I’ve worked as a lecturer at various institutions including Point Blank London, BIMM London and SAE Institute Cape Town, where I created the syllabus for and ran the Electronic Music Production diploma and degree courses for 2 years.
More About ELPHNT
Over the years I’ve done a number of podcast interviews which go into much greater depth about how I got to where I am, as well as some of the things I believe in as a music maker. You can listen to those below: