This Advanced Ableton Live course is designed for people who are looking to take the next step in Music Production. In today’s music, original sounds and final polish are an extremely important part of the game, and allow artists to stand out among the crowd.
This Advanced Ableton Live course will show you how to expand your sonic repertoire, and music making abilities, with advanced synthesis concepts and techniques. Delve deep into FM synthesis, advanced sampling, Wavetable synthesis, as well as getting a solid foundation of mixing & mastering tools in Ableton for your masterpieces.
What You’ll Learn:
Advanced Drum layering and stacking – Learn how to create those big and unique drum sounds. See proper techniques to make your drums stand out.
FM synthesis with Operator – Discover the power of FM synthesis with Ableton’s robust Operator synth
Wavetable Synthesis with Wavetable – Learn the ins & outs of wavetable synthesis with Ableton’s powerful new Wavetable synth.
Creating custom patches with Sampler – Learn how to get more out of samples with Simpler’s big brother Sampler.
Combining instruments with Instrument Racks to make huge and complex sounds – See proper stacking techniques to create big, complex, and evolving sounds that cut through the mix.
How to best use original sounds in music creation
Composing with MIDI and Audio Effects – Sometimes traditional means of music creation fall short. Learn how to utilize Ableton’s arpeggiator as well as Max for Live’s Mono sequencer & Buffer Shuffler to come up with novel ideas and techniques.
Creative mixing techniques in Ableton Live.
Introduction to Mastering – Learn how to get that final gloss on your tracks in Ableton Live to get it ready for release.
Your instructor on this course is Michael Hatsis, who wrote and developed it from 10 years of delivering Ableton at the highest level in NYC.
After almost two years of makeshift learning of Ableton including learning from producer friends, youtube tutorials, Udemy courses, and general poking around... its all FINALLY ironed out to makes sense. Taking this course was so well worth the investment of my time and money. Nothing replaces real live interactions with a rad teacher who was once in our shoes as well as being around other students. I was exposed to music genres, sounds and questions I would never have encountered on my own. I HIGHLY recommend this course to anyone interested in Ableton and intro to music production.
Great introduction to Ableton and music production. The course gave me the confidence, knowledge, and inspiration that I needed to get cracking in my home studio. It made me realize how creative I can be and how much potential I have. I am very grateful for this experience.
I came into the Ableton course a bit worried as I had never used the program before, but was quickly put at ease by the friendly atmosphere. The instructors are great, really enthusiastic and patient. They're happy to go over things again until you got to grips with it, and their knowledge and skills are inspiring. I have never been one for learning from a book or online tuition, and the hands-on approach of the course was perfect. Having the instructors there to help if you have any queries or even the other guys in the class were always happy to help each other out when they could. I left the course feeling confident about making my own tracks on Ableton and also DJing on Ableton.
I came onto the course knowing virtually nothing about the software, and finding the architecture of it totally alien, but within the first week felt like I had some in-roads to understanding it. The instructors are not only incredibly knowledgeable, they also have the skill to actually teach you about the software. The course is paced really well, allowing you to go away and practice what you've learnt each week. The class size is great, the instructors are incredibly helpful and friendly, and the school is easily accessible by public transport.
If any of my friends were interested in producing, I would recommend this course because it cuts all the trial/error, and hours spent online searching for tutorials. Especially for a class like Ableton (versus sound production), the course "goal" per se, was to learn how to use the program. I can confidently say that over these 6-week sessions, I went from barely being able to navigate through the program to being able to apply short cuts and tricks to expedite my production ideas onto Ableton. The faster you get your ideas onto Ableton, the more fun you get to have arranging and completing your track!