Lexington, Kentucky-based producer Ellie Herring has been on a steady rise in recent years. July 2013 marked her fourth release, Kite Day EP (Racecar 2013), and showed a more experimental side to her music. In April of this year she followed it up with Chipped, a smooth, spaced-out 4-song EP featuring cut up samples buried in droney beats, all inspired by her bouts of insomnia. Herring is currently working on her next full-length.

Catch Ellie in conversation with Center for Arts in Society at the VIA Conference, and learn some of her favorite Max for LIVE features and tips after at the free Ableton workshop.